Project Area E
Ethics in and by Design
Project area E researches the ethical, legal and social issues in the context of EmpkinS and develops orientation marks for its future societal design. In the sense of an “ethics in and by design” approach, the aim is not only to critically accompany technological development, but also to sound out and implement specific design and decision paths. When researching the normative core concepts, the focus is on the concepts of human dignity, informational self-determination, justice and solidarity in times of big data and research and applications driven by algorithms. Furthermore, it is examined which social attitudes and values are affected by EmpkinS and what effects this has on the social evaluation of EmpkinS as well as the weighting of normative criteria.
E Ethics in and by Design: Ethical and Social Challenges of Empathokinaesthetic Sensor Technologies
In E, a continuous ethical monitoring of the EmpkinS research will take place. The identified questions will be theoretically taken up by means of a normative analysis and examined with regard to their effects and consequences on normative conditions of implementation. Qualitative-empirical studies will be used to sharpen the normative work with a view to the concrete challenges and to establish a communication platform for the purpose of broad social participation in the CRC. The foundations for a multi-dimensional perspective approach to responsible governance in dealing with EmpkinS are also being laid.