Ali G. Hessami

Vega Systems

Ali Hessami is Director of R&D and Innovation at Vega Systems. He is an expert in systems assurance and safety, security, sustainability, and knowledge assessment/management methodologies and has a background in the design and development of advanced control systems for business and safety-critical industrial applications. He chairs the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) 7000 Technology Ethics standard and is the vice-chair of the Ethics Certification ECPAIS Programme at IEEE. Dr. Hessami is a visiting professor at London City University’s Centre for Systems and Control and at Beijing Jiaotong University School of Electronics and Information Engineering. He is also a fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA), a fellow of the UK Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET), and a Life Senior Member of IEEE.

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This book explores the ethical implications of the burgeoning adoption and deployment of Autonomous Decision Making and Algorithmic Learning Systems (ADM/ALS) on human rights and societal values as well as these systems’ potential social harms and benefits. After two millennia of recorded civilization, consideration of ethics and social values in all that we strive for is a long-overdue phenomenon. Therefore this is a journey that we’ve just embarked on thanks to the emergence of ADM/ALS and should not be treated as a destination in line with many other facets and emergent properties of products, services, and systems. This book informs policymakers and practitioners about best practices in technology ethics pertinent to many disciplines and sectors.

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