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The rapid development of technologies is supported by continuous scientific, technical, and engineering advances. In addition to this progress, a corresponding ethical development and a philosophy of technology is necessary. At CyberEthics Lab., we strive to develop methodological approaches that can support an adequate relationship between human beings and the tools they develop.

At CEL, we strongly believe in responsible technological ethics, capable of pursuing a holistic consideration of innovation that never loses sight of either efficiency or the respect for human beings. Not only the results, but also the processes must be ethical. The vision of responsible and ethical technology coincides with the goal of eliminating risks in terms of security, respect for rights, and minorities. That is why we work, staying continuously up to date, to deepen and provide best practices and guidelines for ethical technologies and ethical adoption of technologies.  To exist within a "technological culture", techno-ethical or techno-philosophical approaches can allow us to not fall into a determinist conception of technology or a naïve vision of it. The projects we conduct in CEL are based on the idea that a technological future is being built and that the human beings involved in technological development are the protagonists of this change. For this reason, it is necessary on the one hand to know the technology well, on the other hand to have a deep and far-sighted look to direct one's decisions towards ethical and humanly rational choices.
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Federica Russo on the Ethics Advisory Board of IMPULSE

CyberEthics Lab. is pleased to welcome the excellent mind of Dr. Federica Russo to the Ethics Advisory Board of the Horizon 2020 project IMPULSE, which assesses the impact of blockchain and Artificial Intelligence for electronic identities in public services.

Blockchain for Electrical Power Energy Systems: PHOENIX H2020

Within PHOENIX, a research project financed by the European Union, partners endeavor to create a system of detecting and mitigating cyber threats that maximizes trust between parties and minimizes access to personal data of consumers.  Blockchain is the perfect tool for doing so, and here is why.