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Is the mar­ket val­ue of ethics on the rise?

Prof. Dr Thomas Zeilinger

Well-known peo­ple such as Adam Smith, Karl Marx, Pope Leo VIII, Bis­mar­ck and Pro­fes­sors Röp­ke and Böck­en­förde claim that a mar­ket only works in a soci­ety of moral sub­jects because all human beings car­ry an impar­tial onlook­er with­in them­selves who makes itself felt when s/he does some­thing uneth­i­cal. With the advent of dig­i­tal­i­sa­tion, glob­al­i­sa­tion, automa­tion, the use of algo­rithms, big data, indus­try 4.0, dig­i­tal twins, avatars and robots, more and more tech­nolo­gies and objects are par­tic­i­pat­ing in a mar­ket which do not have any ethics of their own accord. If ethics are so impor­tant to the mar­ket and ethics is need­ed for the mar­ket to func­tion, how do we pre­serve ethics? Will our future (still) be ethical?

In her lat­est Duet inter­view, Dr Cal­daro­la, author of Big Data and Law, and not­ed pas­tor Prof. Dr Zeilinger dis­cuss the con­nec­tion between mar­ket and ethics.


If Art imi­tates life, can Big Data imi­tate Art?

Chris­t­ian Mon­jou M. Phil (Oxon.)

If we accept Pablo Picasso’s provoca­tive but remark­able state­ment that “good artists copy, but great artists steal…” then Big Data pro­vides us with more oppor­tu­ni­ties “to steal”. The prob­lem is then a mat­ter of choice and deci­sion. How does this align with Harold Bloom’s the­o­ry of inter­tex­tu­al­i­ty and the “anx­i­ety of influence”?

In the lat­est of her Duet series of inter­views, Dr Cal­daro­la, author of Big Data and Law, and Chris­t­ian Mon­jou M. Phil (Oxon.), con­nois­seur of art and bridge builder between art and man­age­ment, con­sid­er what impact the dig­i­tal rev­o­lu­tion will have on art and innovation.


Arti­fi­cial Intel­li­gence (AI) and Ethics

Dr Leila Taghizadeh, MBA

Tech­nol­o­gy is com­ing clos­er and clos­er to the essen­tial and per­son­al affairs of human beings. Whether it be biotech­nol­o­gy, med­i­cine or dig­i­tal appli­ca­tions and apps that record and impact our dai­ly inter­ac­tions, they all influ­ence humans as a col­lec­tive as well as indi­vid­u­als when deci­sions are made. The call for ethics is grow­ing loud­er and loud­er. The pan­dem­ic has led to increased eth­i­cal debates sur­round­ing the big ques­tions of if, and, if so, which eth­i­cal under­stand­ing will guide human­i­ty, how ethics will affect future devel­op­ments in the dig­i­tal age and how eth­i­cal val­ues can and should be respected. 

In the lat­est of her Duet inter­views, Dr Cal­daro­la, author of Big Data and Law, and AI expert Leila Taghizadeh dis­cuss the com­pat­i­bil­i­ty of ethics and AI.


Dr Maria Cristina Caldarola

Dr Maria Cristina Caldarola, LL.M., MBA is the host of “Duet Interviews”, co-founder and CEO of CU³IC UG, a consultancy specialising in systematic approaches to innovation, such as algorithmic IP data analysis and cross-industry search for innovation solutions.

Cristina is a well-regarded legal expert in licensing, patents, trademarks, domains, software, data protection, cloud, big data, digital eco-systems and industry 4.0.

A TRIUM MBA, Cristina is also a frequent keynote speaker, a lecturer at St. Gallen, and the co-author of the recently published Big Data and Law now available in English, German and Mandarin editions.