Ethics and Digitisation

Julian Nida-Rümelin
LMU München

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Digitisation presents us with the challenges of redefining what is genuinely human and of revitalising humanistic values. This includes implications for the ethics of building.

Digital communication and interaction technologies expand our sphere of action and create new opportunities. Digital humanism encourages a consistent focus on human values when making use of technological possibilities, ensuring that human individuals can continue to be the authors of their lives worldwide, even in times of digitisation. Digitisation must be compatible with and supportive of individual and collective self-determination.

Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. Julian Nida-Rümelin, retired Minister of State, is Director of the Chair of Philosophy and Political Theory at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München, where he heads the extra-occupational Master's programme in Philosophy, Politics and Business.

In recent years, Julian Nida-Rümelin has engaged in profound studies of anthropological, epistemological and technology-related philosophical issues. He headed an EU research project on the ethics of robotics (within the RoboLaw research cluster) and has dealt with the philosophical and ethical aspects of autonomous driving and, in more general terms, the use of software systems in professional and private life. Nida-Rümelin has been speaker of the cultural research group of the Bavarian Digitisation Centre (Zentrum Digitalisierung Bayern, ZD.B).