Conference on Technology Ethics 2020 – Tethics 2020

Tethics 2020 was free, virtual, one-day conference with over 90 registered attendees.

Conference on Technology Ethics 2020 – Tethics 2020 was organized virtually on 21st October, 2020 in collaboration with Turku School of Economics, University of Turku, and Digital Futures, strategic profiling area of the University of Turku. This annual conference was scientific but casual in nature aiming to promote technology ethics research and networking as multidisciplinary field. Initially, Tethics 2020 was planned to be held on site like the past events. However, it was transform to completely online conference due to Covid-19 pandemia.

As Tethics 2020  took place online, it is still possible to see the discussion inspired by it on our twitter page @Tethics_Conf and by following #Tethics2020.

The proceedings of Tethics 2020 is available through link below.


Organising Committee of Tethics 2020

Jani S. Koskinen
Conference Chair

Minna M. Rantanen
Program Chair

Anne-Marie Tuikka
Organising Chair

Sari Knaapi-Junnila
Communications Chair

Programme of Tethics 2020

8:45-9:00Welcome speech
9:00-9:45Keynote:  Maija-Riitta Ollila“Who is in charge of AI? – Responsibility attributions and control​
Short break (5 min)
9:50-11:20Session 1: “Rules and rights” – Session Chair: Jani Koskinen9:50-10:20: Samuli Laato “Is Simulating Casino Environments in Video Games Worse than Gambling with Loot Boxes? The Case of the Removed Pokémon Game Corner

10:20-10:50: Juhani Naskali “Hard-coded censorship in Open Source  Mastodon clients — How Free is Open Source?

10:50-11:20: Olli I. Heimo, Jenni Heimo & Antti Hakkala “COVID-19: Crisis Management and Promethean Thinking in Digital Age

11:20-12:30Lunch break
12:30-13:15Keynote: Bernd Carsten Stahl“Artificial Intelligence for a Better Future – An ecosystem perspective on the ethics of AI and emerging digital technologies
Short break (5 min)
13:20-14:50Session 2: “AI and Machine learning” – Session Chair: Juhani Naskali13:20-13:50: Juho Vaiste “Conceptualizations towards an ethical framework for applying artificial intelligence in facility management

13:50-14:20:Rasheed Omobolaji Alabi, Tero Vartiainen & Mohammed Elmusrati “Machine learning for prognosis of oral cancer: What are the ethical challenges?

14:20-14:50:Dina Babushkina “Towards Patient-oriented Transparency

14:50-15:00Coffee Break
15:00-16:30Session 3: “Individuals” – Session Chair: Kai Kimppa15:00-15:30:  Otto Sahlgren & Arto Laitinen “Algorithmic Fairness and its Limits in Group-Formation

15:30-16:00: Minna Rantanen, Juhani Naskali, Kai Kimppa & Jani Koskinen “Ethical justification of the value basis of the European
data economy ecosystems

16:00-16:30:Matias Nevaranta, Katja Lempinen and Erkki Kaila “Students’ Perceptions about Data Safety and Ethics in Learning Analytics

16:30Closing remarks
19:00Online dinner / social event