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This webinar examines the current and potential impact of artificial intelligence on the economy and society. Artificial intelligence (AI) is already a widespread technology, affecting every aspect of our daily life. Even though it is, as yet, no more than a machine or program performing a narrow range of tasks efficiently, it already does so as well as or even better than humans. Some experts are hailing this spectacular improvement in AI capacity, but others are concerned. AI is a double-edged sword: it can either protect or damage people depending on how it is used. Technologies, including AI, are intrinsically…
How did China’s mass manufacturing and “copycat” production become transformed, in the global tech imagination, from something holding the nation back to one of its key assets? Prototype Nation offers a transnational analysis of how the promise of democratized innovation and entrepreneurial life has shaped China’s governance and global image. Lindtner reveals how a growing distrust in Western models of progress and development, including Silicon Valley and the tech industry after the financial crisis of 2007–8, shaped the rise of the global maker movement and the vision of China as a “new frontier” of innovation. Lindtner’s investigations draw on more…
DIGITAL FUTURES WORKSHOP: Robin Mansell, London School of Economics and Political Science and W. Edward Steinmueller, University of Sussex Via Zoom | RSVP Here | or email email@example.com Platform companies such as Google, Facebook and Amazon are the giants of the post-industrial age. They are replacing the physical artefacts of media, transforming business models and challenging bricks and mortar retail establishments. These large-scale changes have negative as well as positive consequences and they are creating challenges for policy makers. The new ordering of markets is likely a first step in the use of data these companies are accumulating about preferences, social interconnections,…
DIGITAL FUTURES WORKSHOP: Ruth Shillair, Michigan State University & Quello Center and William Dutton, Oxford University Via Zoom | RSVP Here | or email firstname.lastname@example.org Governments and international organizations are focusing increasing attention on building the capacity of nations to withstand threats to the security of the Internet and related digital resources on which nearly all actors within their country increasingly depend. However, there are major questions surrounding such initiatives, such as the return on the investment in capacity building and any unintended consequences on such central issues as privacy and freedom of expression. The Oxford Global Cybersecurity Capacity Centre (GCSCC) and their partners…
DIGITAL FUTURES WORKSHOP: Philip M. Napoli, Duke University Via Zoom | Register here | or email email@example.com Debates about political bias in the content curation and moderation practices of social media platforms have spilled over into the policy realm, rekindling conversations about the Fairness Doctrine and its potential utility in possible regulatory approaches to social media. This presentation revisits the history of the Fairness Doctrine, including its frequent recurrence as a point of reference in subsequent media policy debates, and uses this history as a lens for critically examining current proposals for integrating Fairness Doctrine-like principles into a regulatory framework for…
Sonic Privacy with Jasmine McNealy, University of Florida’s College of Journalism and Communications Via Zoom | RSVP Here | or email firstname.lastname@example.org This presentation is based on a study that considers the collection of sonic – sound related – data and proposes a theory of sonic privacy for data collection. At its foundation, this theory of sonic privacy examines the right of individuals related to their sonic emissions and distinguishes between sounds heard by other individuals and those collected through technological machinations. The talk examines the prior literature and background providing the foundational thinking on privacy related to sound. Following this, it turns to the wealth…
Join us as we discuss issues related to smart cities/public-private partnerships and the challenges associated with driving innovative projects that require coordinating with diverse stakeholders, especially when topics of data, privacy and AI are involved.
Johannes M. Bauer will participate in a webinar on the “Digital Security in Enterprises in a Context of Increasing Digitalization” webinar, hosted by Cetic.br|NIC.br. With Tatiana Jereissati, Demi Getschko, and Alexandre F. Barbosa (Cetic.br|NIC.br); Laurent Bernat (OECD); Éireann Leverett (Concinnity Risks); Cristine Hoepers (CERT.br|NIC.br); Leonardo Melo Lins (Cetic.br|NIC.br); and Georgina Núñez (UN ECLAC). He will talk about the chapter co-authored with William H. Dutton on “The New Cybersecurity Agenda”, just published by NIC.br in Portuguese. Recorded Live stream at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bIzQbLLNpZQ.
Johannes M. Bauer will give a public lecture at the University of Indonesia – Innovation, Creativity and The Digital Economy
Johannes M. Bauer, Broadband and educational achievements: disentangling a multifaceted relationship, 2021 GCTC Agriculture and Rural SuperCluster Workshop, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN, July 21, 2021. The program website is at https://ag.purdue.edu/digital-ag-resources/event/2021-gctc-agriculture-and-rural-supercluster-workshop/. This is a hybrid event in which Purdue University is hosting the SuperCluster workshop for in-person participation onsite at Convergence Center, Purdue University and on Zoom(links to come).