Ethical questions in software engineering
Software is eating the world. We, developers and architects, are a major force influencing software, technology, and the world it creates. We don’t have the privilege of being unaware of our actions. If we really want to create a better world, we must understand the intersection of technology and humanity. We need to open our eyes to the link between ethics and software. In this session, we’ll look at some examples of ethical questions involving software and algorithms. We’ll discuss technology, sense of self, politics, truth, and try to understand what we can do about it.
Rotem Hermon is lead architect at SAP Customer Data Cloud, and has been building and designing back-end systems for a long time now.