The Ethics of Implementing New Technology

Technology develops at a rate much faster than law can keep up. And when new technology is made available to organizations in the absence of meaningful regulation, they are left with making the decision unilaterally if, when, and how it can and should be utilized and under what ethical considerations. This event will look at some of the recent and upcoming innovations in tech. It will examine what organizations consider in deciding when to adopt a new tool or service, how organizations think about ethics and, in some cases, build policies to respond to these developments, to and at what points they should walk away.

Join the Silicon Flatirons community virtually as three expert panels discuss various ethical aspects of implementing new technology.


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Sessions

09/28/21 11:00am - 12:00pm
Risks and Opportunities for New Tech

Panelists will discuss the potential benefits that new forms of technology — from augmented reality to vaccine passports to NFTs — can provide to businesses and organizations, as well as the risks that they present, with a particular focus on risks to traditionally-marginalized communities.

09/28/21 12:00pm - 12:15pm
Break

09/28/21 12:15pm - 1:15pm
Building the Proper Process

Any consideration of new technology should have a standard process, including impact assessments and inclusive consultation with different communities. This panel will consider what those processes should be and how they can be built into existing procedures.

09/28/21 1:15pm - 1:30pm
Break

09/28/21 1:30pm - 2:30pm
Is there a bright line?

The series will end with a discussion of when, in pursuit of implementing new tech, should an organization cut bait and put the idea back on the shelf. From security to efficacy, what are the measures that should be observed and what is the scale on which to base the measurement?

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