Grupo Deusto de Ética y Tecnología (GDET) Deusto Ethics and Technology Group
Universidad de Deusto
A core planning group of professors in engineering, theology, philosophy, ethics, psychology, law, cultural anthropology, and sociology joined together to launch GDET. Focused on those branches of knowledge and culture through which humankind discovers values in the face of rapid cultural changes, this society explores and reflects on issues in technology and values through interdisciplinary discussion, public events, creation of useful materials (books, pamphlets, website) and outreach to extend membership. Through use of the materials generated, the society coordinates the teaching of ethics, boosts the training of teachers, promotes interaction with the surrounding community, participates within inter-university ethics networks, offers expertise to organizations, professionals and associations, and promotes investigations, research and publication. Members attended the 6th national Congress on Computing and Technology, seeking to encourage a deep reflection on the ethical and spiritual implications of technological advancement through their participation. Matching funds are provided by the University of Deusto, one of Spain’s most important universities.