PROCEEDINGS OF THE LATVIAN ACADEMY OF SCIENCES

Ethics at the beginning of the 4th industrial revolution

Keywords: technological determinism, ethics, the Fourth Industrial Revolution, post-truth, digital ethics, global ethics
Language: In Latvian

One of generalising notions accompanying the changes aroused by the early 21st century digital technologies has been named as the Fourth Industrial Revolution. The author of this notion is the founder of Davos World Economic Forum, Klaus Schwab. In his book “The Fourth Industrial Revolution” (2017) he names the processes affected by digital and information technologies that arouse the increment of artificial intellect, automatisation of industrial services, robotisation and other radical changes, changing the character of work and essentially transforming social relations. The development of internet and digital technologies affects also ethics — comprehension of truth, values and norms of digital and global ethics, extension of communication and the risks thereof, moral regulation and other transformations.