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Presentation Information     2017-04-10 (15:15)   •  The seminar room at Vi2

Speaker Kai Kimppa  (HCI)
Comment University of Turku
Type External presentation
Title A little something about everything (or how to be versatile)
Abstract My research can be divided four main categories: 1) the study of the problems with the justification of the current style IPRs in relation to any kind of software or digitally distributable media, 2) my early infatuation with the field of eHealth with the obvious connection point of long tradition of ethics starting from the Hippocratic oath (which luckily no doctor takes anymore), 3) my hobby, playing games of all kind, but computer games especially led me to find problems with games and not the kind that relate to the character of a person doing questionable things in games, to finally 4) coming to an understanding that the problems with governmental (or eGovernment) information systems are not just practical, but everything from procurement through development to use have also ethically problematic aspects to them. To include the papers I list in the presentation to these groups sometimes requires a bit of creative interpretation and many papers despite that do not fit neatly (or less neatly) in any category, these include but are (probably) not limited to security questions, digital divide in various forms, trust building, speech creation as well as understanding, agentisation, and some traditional Scandinavian IS research. Finally, I have been active in various professional organisations starting from Finnish Information Processing Association (Tivia), through International Federation for Information Processing (IFIP) to Council of European Professional Informatics Societies (CEPIS) upholding and creating their ethics groups and codes of ethics for the IT professionals, and right now I am also active with Association of Computing Machinery (ACM) and Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) code of ethics for autonomous machines and reading and commenting Associazione italiana per l'informatica (AICA) code of ethics.