Stephen Downes

Ethics, analytics, and the duty of care



Artificial intelligence (Ai) and Learning analytics have raised a host of ethical issues and a renewed attention to matters such as fairness, justice, and benevolence. This paper offers a comprehensive analysis of these topics, surveying the applications of Ai and analytics, with a focus on learning technology, and listing the ethical issues that have been raised. This is followed by an analysis of the ethical decision points that arise in the design of Ai and analytics, a study of relevant ethical codes for related professions, and an overview of the theories of ethics underlying those codes, leading to a contemporary analysis based in a philosophy of care ethics, and concluding with a discussion of ethical practices.


  • Analytics
  • Ai
  • Ethics
  • Care
  • Community
  • Culture


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