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Luiss Debates – Ethics in the Digital Age

October 16, 2019 @ 11:00 - 14:00

Luiss Debates are created to foster interaction between scholars and the business community, national and international institutions, and different social actors. Thus, by producing relevant and insightful knowledge that positively impacts the world, they promote social sciences as actionable disciplines that can translate theories into social and economic progress. Over the past months, Luiss Debates have been held on topics such as leadership, artificial intelligence and innovation and sustainability.
In today’s debate, Paolo Benanti, Luciano Floridi and Giuseppe Italiano will share the stage to engage in a discussion on the ethical implications of technology in the digital age.

Paolo Benanti is a Franciscan of the Third Order Regular from 1999. He has experience in the technical field with studies in Engineering and in the field of ethics with philosophical and theological studies. The doctoral research he has undertaken is meant to synthesize the competences acquired, providing an original contribution to biomedical ethics. He works in academics as Professor in Moral Theology, Bioethics and Neuroethics. At the same time he provides consulting in pastoral of healthcare and teaches refresher courses in bioethics for the training of parish workers.

Luciano Floridi is OII‘s Professor of Philosophy and Ethics of Information at the University of Oxford, Director of the Digital Ethics Lab of the Oxford Internet Institute, and Professorial Fellow of Exeter College. He is Turing Fellow of the Alan Turing Institute and Chair of its Data Ethics Group, Distinguished Research Fellow of the Oxford Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics and Senior Member of the Oxford Faculty of Philosophy, and Research Associate and Fellow in Information Policy of the Department of Computer Science. His research concerns primarily Digital Ethics (aka Information and Computer Ethics), the Philosophy of Information, and the Philosophy of Technology.

Giuseppe F. Italiano is Professor of Computer science at Luiss University.  His background, which includes also a five-year experience in industrial research, puts him in a unique position to carry out work that combines basic research with strong focus on applications. In 2016 Giuseppe was nominated EATCS Fellow for his “fundamental contributions to the design and analysis of algorithms for solving theoretical and applied problems in graphs and massive data sets, and for his role in establishing the field of algorithm engineering”.

Welcome address by Professor Alessandro Zattoni Dean of the Luiss Department of Business and Management.


October 16, 2019
11:00 - 14:00
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