Here's why you should care about ethics in software development

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Quality has been widely accepted as a success factor for software projects and testers have evolved beyond pure checking of functionality. Testing the so called "-ilities" like usability and accessibility has become a normal part of their job.

Current trends like IoT, Big Data and autonomous driving bring another area into focus: The ethical examination of the newly developed features.

No matter if it's facebook manipulating the news stream of their users to observe mood changes or autonomous cars which have to ponder protecting the passengers versus pedestrians - ethically questionable algorithms are being implemented already and they will become more present in the future.

This talk connects examples of ethically questionable features which have been implemented in the past with existing codes of ethics and shall raise awareness of the topic of ethics. It explains why testers are good ethics advocates and offers starting points for discussions about ethics in development teams.

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Wednesday, October 26, 2016 - 15:15 to 15:50

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