How are digital devices and artificial intelligence affecting relationships of trust? Considering that new technologies are increasingly shaping our social behaviour, building trust between stakeholders is a major practical challenge. But what is trust ? It will be shown that trust is not a type of knowledge or belief, but a relationship with the world (with things, persons, institutions) grounded in a bet on behavioral expectations. The problem is that our technological world bypasses trust by installing secured relations with the world. This has huge anthropological and societal consequences.— Pr. Mark Hunyadi
Mark Hunyadi, professor of moral, social and political philosophy at the Université catholique de Louvain (Belgium) since 2007, and associate researcher at IMT/Télécom Paris. Member of the Orange Ethics Committee (France). His work focuses on fundamental as well as applied ethics, in a critical perspective. His most famous books are Je est un clone (2004), L’Homme en contexte (2012), La Tyrannie des modes de vie (2015). He just wrote a book about trust (Au début est la confiance, 2020).