African Values, Ethics, and Technology: Questions, Issues, and Approaches

May 18, 2021
Aug 13, 2021
Dr Beatrice Okyere-Manu

About the book

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.

Table of content

Introduction: Charting an African Perspective of Technological Innovation

Pages 1-14

Okyere-Manu, Beatrice Dedaa

The Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) and Africa’s Future: Reflections from African Ethics

Pages 17-33

Chemhuru, Munamato

Africa in the Fourth Industrial Revolution: A status quaestionis, from the cultural to the phenomenological

Pages 35-52

Lamola, Malesela John

African Reasons Why AI Should Not Maximize Utility

Pages 55-72

Metz, Thaddeus

Values and Technological Development in an African Context

Pages 73-87

Matolino, Bernard