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Newly appointed GIC Director – Josine Overdevest

Josine Overdevest, winner of the 2023 David O’Leary award, has joined the IFIP IP3 Global Industry Council. Josine’s vast and varied experience, as well as her dual passions for bridging the digital divide and ethics, makes her a valuable addition

Josine Overdevest wins David O’Leary award

Josine Overdevest, MD of Flying Cows of Jozi, IITPSA Member; Board Director; and chair of the Social and Ethics committee, was announced at IFIPs General Assembly in Bratislava on 20 September, as the winner in 2023. On receiving the award,

If the AI routine doubts itself…

If you study the workings of a human cell, you get a fraction of the infinite possibilities and richness of human life. For example, the mitochondria that make energy from any number of elemental substances, release proteins, make viruses (yes

Broader and Deeper

Broader and deeper Just when I am getting a bit tired of ChatGPT messages, another one comes along that attracts attention. A nice experience that ChatGPT asks a ‘human’ to help overcome the Captcha step, because the routine can’t do

Ethics – the cornerstone of IT professional practice, and an essential ingredient for trust in digital

On Global Ethics Day 2022, I reflect on progress made with embedding ethical conduct and decision-making into everything to do with the development and provision of IT and Digital products and services, and its wider application in business. The Oxford

The “Monster” that is threatening global destruction can transform into the world’s saviour.

Eliezer Manor, one of the authors of the white paper “Coping with the Monster” offers this introduction. This White Paper suggests a practical approach to enabling the 17 SDG’s (Sustainable Development Goals) published by the UN. Modern technology is threatening the future and

Mobilizing the hi-tech sector to ensure a sustainable world

The Global Industry Council released a Thought Leadership paper on this topic. Sustainability is on the top of everyone’s mind, but while we are thinking about it, will the moment when we can take decisive action to save the planet

Certification and Education on Data Science

This event Strategic Collaboration of Certification and Education on Data Science was held as one of a series of #ifip60 events. The relevant activities related to certification and education on data science were discussed in this session.  At the end

Ethics and Contact Tracing Apps: A better way forward

This is an article from the book “Multidisciplinaire aspecten van Covid-19apps, 2021, Uitgeverij de Lex”. It examines how ethical and professional conduct from those creating Apps will help to build trust. Ethics and Contact Tracing Apps A Better Way Forward

Ethical Behaviour in Software Development

  Ethical behaviour in software development Ethics, as a branch of philosophy, has been around since Ancient Greek times and has been adopted in many spheres of life, including professional industries and practices, as a guide for moral behaviour. In

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