Digital transformation and Ethical use of technology for animals

ITU Digital Transformation Episode 28 Digital transformation and Ethical use of technology for animals
July 26
1:00 pm
 – 2:30 pm


The deployment of technologies across sectors is largely predicated on a human-centric approach to digital transformation. Most of the digital technologies adopted are focussed on improving quality of life of “inhabitants”. As we frequently use the term “inhabitants” in the context of smart cities, we must also dwell on who qualifies as an inhabitant. We share our urban ecosystem with several other domesticated species. To take it a step further, we share the Earth with other species too.

This brings-up an important question – how do our actions in the digital age impact non-human animals? How can we ensure the ethical use of emerging technologies such as AI, IoT, digital twin in agriculture and biodiversity conservation?

This webinar will seek to answer some of these burning questions.


Participation is open to the ITU Member States, Sector Members, Associates, ITU Academia, and to any individual from a country that is a member of the ITU and who wishes to contribute to the work. This includes individuals who are also members of international, regional and national organizations. Participation to the webinar is free of charge.