Aspen Institute España, in collaboration with Fundación Telefónica, will host next Thursday, 24th of November at 7.00 pm, the third public lecture of the VI Edition of the Tech & Society Program with, Carissa Véliz, professor at the Institute for Ethics in Artificial Intelligence and Fellow of Hertford College at the University of Oxford. The conference will be moderated by Almudena de la Mata, director of Blockchain Intelligence. The conference will be held in Spanish. It will also be streamed and followed on social media with the hashtag #TechSociety.
At this conference, Carissa Véliz will talk about privacy, power and democracy. What is the relationship between data, knowledge, and power? What role does privacy play in liberal democracies? How is data being used in geopolitics? How does digitalisation affect freedom?
Professor at the Institute for Ethics in Artificial Intelligence and a fellow of Hertford College at the University of Oxford. She is the recipient of the Herbert A. Simon 2021 award for outstanding research in computer science and philosophy. She is the author of the acclaimed book Privacy Is Power (Debate) and editor of the Oxford Handbook of Digital Ethics. She advises policymakers around the world on privacy and the ethics of artificial intelligence.
Almudena de la Mata
Director of Blockchain Intelligence. She is a member of the professional board of the Foundation for Financial Innovation and Digital Economy and co-founder of Innovation for Change and Impact Hub. She is a Professor at IE University and has been selected Blockchain Expert at Los 100 de COTEC. Almudena has advised the Bundesbank and the European Commission and was Head of European Affairs at Banco de España. She holds several senior management positions at companies such as GE, Fortis Bankn (Brussels). She has supported the growth and internationalization of more than 300 startups through different European acceleration programs. Almudena has also been a scientific researcher at the Max Planck Institute (Hamburg) and CEPS in Brussels where she directed the ECRI Institute. University professor since 2000 in several European universities. Almudena holds a Ph.D. from the University of Hamburg, Max-Planck-Institut, BA of Law and business law from ICADE, Business Executive by HEC, Certified Capital Markets, Regulation and Compliance, University of Reading, Coach and NLP Practitioner.
VI Edition of the Tech & Society Program
Aspen Institute España and Fundación Telefónica launched the VI Edition of the Tech & Society Program. The VI edition will bring together leaders from all sectors of civil society to discuss the new technological challenges and their influence in areas as diverse as human relations, politics, education, culture, economics and medicine
Tech & Society Program has become the main forum in Spain for reflection on the major issues raised by advances in digital technologies. The fifth edition will gather different leaders from all sectors of civil society to discuss the new technological challenges and their influence in areas as diverse as human relations, politics, education, culture, economics and medicine.
Leigh Hafrey, Professor at the MIT Sloan School of Management, Sandy Parakilas, Chief Strategy Officer for the Center for Humane Technology, who recently appeared in the Netflix documentary “The Social Media Dilemma”,Cathy O’Neil, author of Weapons of Math Destruction: How Big Data Increases Inequality and Threatens Democracy, Beth Noveck, director of The Gov Lab and professor in the Technology, Culture, and Society department at New York University’s Tandon School of Engineering, and who led the Obama Administration’s Open Government Initiative, are some of the speakers who have participated as speakers through the Tech & Society Program throughout its different editions.
You can access former interviews and conferences of the Program on our YouTube channel.
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