The resource authors define responsible tech as applying an ethical approach when developing, using and distributing new technology in a way that contributes to an environmentally, socially and economically sustainable society.
The Responsible Tech: Self-Assessment Tool is an online tool that takes users through a series of structured questions in order to enhance a responsible approach to tech development work. The tool can be used in the intervention, development and distribution of new technologies or to identify new ways of applying existing technologies and implementing these within an organisation. The tool helps users to consolidate baselines to ensure safe and secure actions, explore potential risks and discuss different perspectives with regard to responsible technologies.
At the end of the self-assessment, the tool will provide users with a list of concrete, safe and secure future actions to take. It will also help users explore both present and long-term risks of forgoing responsibility in the developing new technologies and how to balance different perspectives. The tool comes with a section with Q&A and a glossary.