The Algorithmic Code of Ethics

Ethics at the Bedside of the Digital Revolution

Volume 2 – Technological Prospects and Social Applications SET Coordinated by Bruno Salgues

The Algorithmic Code of Ethics

Jérôme Béranger, INSERM University of Toulouse, France

ISBN : 9781786303066

Publication Date : September 2018

Hardcover 280 pp

145.00 USD



Technical progress reveals the possibility of a new world and a fourth industrial revolution centered on digital data and artificial intelligence. The advent of the digital realm and its ubiquity in our society create a growing need for ethical benchmarks in the face of this new religion of data.

In this context, The Algorithmic Code of Ethics interrogates the capacity of new information and communications technologies to engender innovative ethical issues or to reinforce certain classic moral dilemmas, and questions the limits, issues and risks of our digital revolution.

This book analyzes how the introduction of a new framework of neo-Darwinian thought must abandon a normative and binding approach in order to address an evolutionary vision which is more ethical, responsive and flexible in the direction of progress and innovation. The respect and the dignity of humanity pass inevitably through this new ethics of the digital.


1. Ethics at the Service of Digital Technology.
2. The Code is Ethics and Ethics is the Code.
3. The Framework for Algorithmic Processing.

About the authors/editors

Jérôme Béranger is a researcher at INSERM University of Toulouse in France, an expert in digital ethics and co-founder of the label ADEL. His research focuses on moral and human approaches to the digital revolution.