chapter  18
Digital Ethics in Autonomous Systems
ByMichael Bugeja
Pages 16

What happens to the public trust when U.S. democracy’s most indispensable element, an independent, community-based press, merges with an amoral autonomous system whose features may obliterate or obfuscate space, culture, and time? In that question lies the whole of digital ethics in the practice of journalism as Fourth Estate, or watchdog over government and other privileged or powerful social entities.