As technology continues to advance, so, too, do the ethical issues facing the engineering industry. Led by a team of Global Ambassadors and professional staff, IEEE TechEthics serves as a hub for conversations on ethics occurring across IEEE, and a facilitator for broader conversations on the ethical and societal impacts of existing and emerging technologies.
The overall technology ethics landscape covers three key areas: (1) Codes of ethics and other guidelines that help define intended behavior by professionals in the field; (2) Behaviors by professionals and organizations in the context of the guidelines (e.g., business ethics, plagiarism, research ethics, safety/labor/equality matters, etc.); and (3) the ethical and societal impacts of technologies themselves.
The goal is to amplify existing work and empower new voices, including critical, non-technical dimensions of technology ethics. Professional and continuing education is considered and implemented into ethical standards, as well as methodologies and products are implemented to deliver a values-driven, ethical, modern marketplace.
Educational modules through the IEEE Learning Network (ILN) are available on a wide array of course topics to advance knowledge bases, while also helping members earn professional development credits. Types of topics include: Digital Privacy: Principles, Regulations, and Ethics; Responsible Innovation in the Age of Artificial Intelligence; Blockchain Governance and Human Rights; Neuroethics in Focus; etc.
The IEEE TechEthics website also offers articles on the societal impacts of technology and reports on matters related to technology ethics. You can find such resources and a curated set of reading material, which is continuously updated as new items become available: techethics.ieee.org