The Role of Ethics as a Driving Force in Rapid Digital and AI Development

A Special Session on “The Role of Ethics as a Driving Force in Rapid Digital and AI Development”
as part of the 7th Annual International Forum on Ethics

6-9 May 2024, Athens, Greece

ATINER is organizing a Special Session on “The Role of Ethics as a Driving Force in Rapid Digital and AI Development” as part of the 7th Annual International Forum on Ethics, 6-9 May 2024, Athens, Greece sponsored by the Athens Journal of Social Sciences.

According to the United Nations’ 17 Sustainable Development Goals, digitalisation and inclusion through developing AI capabilities have had positive as well as negative impacts on our daily lives. Ethics is vital -the golden mean- in establishing a digital and AI-responsible world. As technology continues to shape our lives, it is imperative to ensure that its development and deployment align with ethical principles and the rule of law. The goal of this session is to provide a venue for researchers and practitioners to share their perspectives and participate in ongoing discussions about how AI may be used ethically and inclusively in worldwide governments, organisations and research. By incorporating ethical considerations, we can protect against potential harm and maximise the positive impact of AI advancements on individuals and society. This involves addressing issues such as privacy, fairness, accountability, transparency, and the responsible use of data to create an altruistic and equitable environment. We can use ethics to create a digital world that is not only innovative, but also respects individual rights, promotes justice and well-being, and eliminates cultural barriers.
Keywords: AI-Innovation, Governments, Digitalisation, Diversity and Inclusion, Policy, Responsibility, Organisations, Research and Well-being.

You may participate as presenter of one session or observer.

Please submit an abstract (by email only) to:, using the abstract submission form by 26 March 2024 to: Dr. Marzia Coltri, Lecturer, Arden University, UK. Abstracts should include the following details: Title of Paper, Full Name (s), Affiliation, Current Position, an email address, and at least 3 keywords that best describe the subject of your submission. Decisions are reached within 4 weeks.

Fee structure information is available on

Special arrangements will be made with a local hotel for a limited number of rooms at a special conference rate. In addition, a number of special events will be organized which give a great opportunity to further discuss the issues presented at the conference. From ATINER’s long experience these events bring together scholars from different countries and disciplines which may result to research collaborations and joint publications. These events include a pragmatic symposium (as organized in Ancient Athens but fine-tuned to synchronous ethics), a special one-day educational island tour, a Mycenae and island of Poros visit, an Athens educational walking tour, a day trip to Delphi, and an ancient Corinth and Cape Sounion visit. Details of the social program are available here.

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