Professional ethics involving cyber security and autonomous robots

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This chapter draws on two discipline areas as a means of illustrating what ICAT professionalism entails. One exemplar area is that of cyber security and the other is that of autonomous robots. Professionalism in the first involves notions of ethical hacking. In robotics the focus is on the new area of care robots which assist in, support, and care for vulnerable people, such as the elderly; it is an area of ICAT that sits under the wider area of artificial intelligence. These two areas are explored through topics which include a critique of codes of conduct and professional certification. Both of these areas have multi-disciplinary and multi-jurisdictional aspects, which bring into question which professional societies’ codes apply to particular situations and whether such codes are enforceable. The outcomes of ethical decision-making, an area inadequately addressed to date in the literature, is the contribution of this chapter.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInformation, communication and automation ethics in the knowledge society age
Subtitle of host publicationEthical issues in the 21st Century
EditorsSpyros G. Tzafestas
Place of PublicationNew York
PublisherNova Science Publishers
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9781536143928
ISBN (Print)9781536143911
Publication statusPublished - Oct 2018


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