Out now: 3TH1CS – A rein­ven­tion of ethics in the dig­i­tal age?

On 25 Octo­ber, iRights.Media pub­lished the book “3TH1CS – A rein­ven­tion of ethics in the dig­i­tal age?” It deals with the most impor­tant eth­i­cal ques­tions of our dig­i­tal world and is avail­able in Ger­man and Eng­lish.

The dig­i­tal trans­for­ma­tion is affect­ing more and more areas of our lives, and as it does, it con­stant­ly rais­es new eth­i­cal ques­tions. With the book “3TH1CS” we want to explore where exact­ly these ques­tions arise and how we can – or even have to – address them as a soci­ety.

The 20 con­tri­bu­tions that make up the book have been writ­ten by a group of experts select­ed from among the lead­ing thinkers of Europe, Asia and Amer­i­ca. They shine a light on those areas where the dig­i­tal trans­for­ma­tion is pos­ing a chal­lenge to exist­ing moral con­ven­tions or requires them to be re-thought. “3TH1CS” gives an overview of the most impor­tant eth­i­cal issues of our time from the per­spec­tives of renowned sci­en­tists, thinkers and philoso­phers. They share their knowl­edge and thoughts on ethics in the dig­i­tal age in an under­stand­able style and present ideas, analy­ses and pro­pos­als that invite us to join the dis­cus­sion.

The top­ics dealt with in the book include the rela­tion­ship between human and machine, moral con­duct towards arti­fi­cial intel­li­gence, Big Data in med­i­cine, autonomous weapons sys­tems, the influ­ence of algo­rithms on our lives, or the ques­tion of how our dig­i­tal world can be shaped in an eth­i­cal way.

3TH1CS is avail­ble as a paper­back book on iRights.Media and as an e-book on Ama­zon and iTunes.