Social acceptance

The introduction of new technologies in any context should stimulate scientific progress and improve quality of life of all. CyberEthics Lab. provides guidance for favouring responsible progress and greater transparency for end users of technologies across the spectrum.

Social acceptance is central to the development of any disruptive technology, from its inception to its adoption. On the one hand, understanding a technology’s strengths and weaknesses can impact whether that same technology benefits from a widespread and appropriate adoption in the market. On the other hand, imagining society’s ever-changing and diverse concerns and needs can shed light on unmet demands. At CyberEthics Lab., we have developed the “Close the Loop” model, which we have represented in the "social acceptance hexagon". Our evaluation model is based on 6 crucial points that reflect the main aspects of the relationship between technology and society: Perception, Motivation, Awareness, Trust, Skills Enabling, and Responsibility. This model can be applied to many areas where emerging technologies play a leading role in capacity enabling and where social impacts need to be considered, but may not yet garner widespread trust due to a lack of understanding or a sense of excessive associated risks.
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Intersezionalità, uno sguardo ai presupposti storici di un modello teorico e metodologico

Il termine “intersezionalità” fu utilizzato per la prima volta dalla giurista Kimberlè Crenshaw nel 1989[1] per indicare indicare la modalità di sovrapposizione e intersezione di diverse categorie sociali nella costituzione delle identità dei soggetti. Per la giurista, l’occasione di coniare questo termine per rappresentare tutta la riflessione teorica che andava formandosi da qualche decennio è […]

Biometric systems and iris recognition in medicine: the contribute of biometry for AB0 incompability and personal data’s protection

First article in the series by Guest Editor Francesca Romana Baglioni. Contact us to find out more about our Guest Editor programme. The background The current world population, which has more than 7 billion of people today, is heterogeneous, dynamic and evolving constantly. States, cities, regions and societies provide a large number of services, material […]