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The Faculty of Business and Social Sciences

Interdisciplinary Mini-Conference

June 21st 2023

Mini-Conference on the Ethics of Digital Innovation

Ethical, legal and political perspectives on the development and use of digital communication and artificial intelligence


Date: June 21st, 2023

Time: 10:00 - 16:00

Location: Cortex Lab 2.0.08, University of Southern Denmark, Odense


Registration procedure:

Submit an abstract

We hope you will consider submitting an abstract (approx. 200 words). There will be some invited speakers, but we have a few vacant slots for presentations, and hope that researchers from different backgrounds will contribute or otherwise participate.


Abstracts should be sent to Søren Harnow Klausen ( Deadline for submission of abstracts is April 28th 2023.



Sign-up by accepting the calendar invitation to the event. 


If you are not yet invited to the event, please contact Søren Harnow Klausen ( to receive an invitation. 

The event is inclusive and we welcome everyone, so please spread the word if you can think of interested parties.


Event description:

The rapidly increasing use of digital communication and artificial intelligence raise important ethical, political and legal questions. These questions concern not only what should be allowed or prohibited with respect to the use of existing technologies. Probably even more important, but also notoriously tricky, are questions of how to assess and influence future developments in the field. To what extent can processes of digital innovation be designed to act as a positive force in supporting morally and politically relevant values, like wellbeing, transparency or democratic participation? How should we react to the use of artificial intelligence in creative processes? How can and should ethical, legal and technological concerns be combined and balanced? What can be done if enforcement of strict norms of transparency, accountability or privacy turn out not to be feasible? How far should the new developments be used as an occasion to unleash the moral imagination, adjusting the norms or forging new concepts of accountability, autonomy, participation? Can digitalization and use of AI help us discover hitherto overlooked topics for moral or legal concern? And how are things in practice, and what future developments should be reckoned with?


The mini-conference will bring together researchers from the humanities, social and information science, with the aim of sharing and knowledge of ethics, law, value theory, creative processes, societal developments and digital technology.


Organized by:

The Cluster Creativity and Innovation in the Digital Age (CIDA), Faculty of Business and Social Sciences, SDU, and the research program Values, Welfare and Health, Department for Media, Design, Learning and Cognition, Faculty of Humanities, SDU.

For more information about the conference  please contact Søren Harnow Klausen by email (

For more information about the Cluster click here.


Last Updated 16.03.2023