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Technology advocates or whistle blowers?

Catalysing the support of science and technology-driven socio-economic development is inscribed in the mission of science engagement organisations. However, even though technology undeniably improves and benefits all aspects of our lives, there are serious threats connected with its rapid development, like e-addiction, depravation of privacy and hazards brought about by artificial intelligence. Is there a need for science engagement organisations to redefine their role? Should they continue to focus on the beneficial aspects of technology and the opportunities it creates as well as support the acquisition of digital and technological competences? Or should they become whistle-blowers, exposing the threats to the society?

More about this session: Other questions addressed: Is our responsibility to play the role of mediators between the world of international technology companies and the needs of all members of society? Are we to enter into a collaboration with the tech industry to design better solutions and good practices?​

Convenor

Developement Director
Warsaw
Poland

Session speakers

Robert Firmhofer
CEO
Warsaw
Poland
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Herbert Muender
General Manager
Bremen
Germany
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Director
Dublin
Ireland
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Director
TOULOUSE
France
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