African Values, Ethics, and Technology

Questions, Issues, and Approaches

Editors: Okyere-Manu, Beatrice Dedaa (Ed.)

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  • Explores African ethical perspectives on emerging technologies
  • Presents a collaborative work of reflections, discussions, questions, and issues surrounding emerging technologies
  • Written for readers interested in technology and African values
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This book charts technological developments from an African ethical perspective. It explores the idea that while certain technologies have benefited Africans, the fact that these technologies were designed and produced in and for a different setting leads to conflicts with African ethical values. Written in a simple and engaging style, the authors apply an African ethical lens to themes such as: The Fourth Industrial Revolution, the moral status of technology, technology and sexual relations, and bioethics and technology.


About the authors

Beatrice Dedaa Okyere-Manu is Senior Lecturer in Applied Ethics in the School of Religion, Philosophy and Classics at the University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa, where she is also the Director of the Ethics Studies Department.

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​"This pioneering collection invites us to reflect on ethical issues at the foundations of African society, the human condition, nature, and the synergies between the three. As the 4IR gains momentum, this book challenges us to consider technology’s hard and soft impacts. It brilliantly captures the capacity for Africa to harness intrinsic moral virtues such as Ubuntu to address the impact of technology on its populations."  (Arthur Gwagwa, AI expert, UN Global Pulse, UK)
"The essential value of this book lies in its critical reflection on the ethical and inter-personal impact of human-technology relations on society from an African perspective. Work like this will ensure African voices are heard in a much-needed global conversation on the impact of emergent technologies—such as Artificial Intelligence—on every human life across the world."(Emma Ruttkamp-Bloem, Ethics of AI Research Group Lead, Centre for Artificial Intelligence Research - CAIR) 
"A sound, fresh, and creative contribution reflecting on Africa’s encounter with a changing world. In their diversity and contestations, contributors to this volume explore how Africa’s 'old' formulations encounter new realities. They wrestle with the tension between the 'old' and the 'new' and seek to proffer sustainable formulations. I warmly recommend this book."(Ezra Chitando, Professor of History and Religion, University of Zimbabwe)

Table of contents (16 chapters)

Table of contents (16 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
African Values, Ethics, and Technology
Book Subtitle
Questions, Issues, and Approaches
Editors
  • Beatrice Dedaa Okyere-Manu
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-70550-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-70550-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-70549-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 284
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