The General Activity Report of the previous EGE mandate is now available
The European Group on Ethics in Science and New Technologies (EGE) has prepared a General Activity Report describing the main activities of the group in the course of its 2011-2016 mandate. The context of increasing demand for a broadened ethical expertise, the variety of domains and stakeholders engaged in the development of these ethical frameworks, as well as a set of forward-looking perspectives are some of the points in it.
During its 2011-2016 mandate, four extended Opinions were adopted:
- on information and communication technologies
- on energy
- on security and surveillance
- and on new health technologies and citizen participation
In addition, three statements were also produced: on clinical trials; on research integrity; and on gene editing.
Proceedings of the Round Table on the Future of Work
On 5 February 2018, a Round Table was organised by the European Group on Ethics in Science and New Technologies (EGE). It brought together a wide range of stakeholders from different sectors of society, including academic experts, international organisations, industry, trade unions and NGOs.
Questions around the concept of work were discussed, with a focus on ethical, moral and governance aspects. The event unfolded in four panels with talks from key stakeholders, followed by an open discussion.
EGE to participate at EuroScience Open Forum 2018 in Toulouse
The European Group on Ethics in Science and New Technologies (EGE) will participate in the forthcoming EuroScience Open Forum 2018, to be held in Toulouse, France, from 9 to 14 July.
In March 2018 the EGE released its Statement on the Ethics of Artificial Intelligence, Robotics and ‘Autonomous Systems’, and its Opinion on the Future of Work will be published September 2018.
The presence of the EGE at ESOF 2018 will highlight the importance of ethical advice in policy making, particularly concerning Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the Future of Work. Several EGE members will participate in the sessions, consisting of an open, interactive debate with the audience. The EGE will also hold a joint session with the European Commission’s Group of Chief Scientific Advisors.
In parallel to its participation at ESOF 2018, the EGE will also hold a plenary meeting at which it will among others continue work on its Opinion on the Future of Work and will meet the Group of Chief Scientific Advisors.
Ethics of Artificial Intelligence: Statement of the EGE is released
The EGE calls for a wide-ranging process of public deliberation and lays out a set of fundamental ethical principles to pave the way. The EGE Statement also forms the cornerstone of the guidelines on AI ethics to be developed in collaboration with the future AI Alliance.