The integration of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in social work unveils a myriad of opportunities, from enhancing service delivery to introducing innovative solutions for age-old challenges. However, it’s imperative that we also remain vigilant to the ethical dilemmas and potential pitfalls AI might bring. This issue of the International Journal of Social Work Values and Ethics serves as a testament to the social work profession’s commitment to navigating the AI landscape with the core values of social work in mind.
Highlighted topics in this issue include:
- Artificial Intelligence in Social Work: Emerging Ethical Issues by Frederic G. Reamer
- Animal Ethics, Animal Welfare, and Speciesism: Considerations for Social Work by Paul J. Silberberg
- Social Workers in the Social Housing Assistance Sector: Building the Ideal Housing Policy Principles by Ahmad Sururi
- Social Workers, Regulation, and Social Justice: Tensions in Canadian Social Work by Ian G. Rice
- Critical Conversations in Compensating Social Work Field Education: A Systematic Review by Katherine Drechsler, Candice C. Beasley & Melissa Indera Singh