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Technology governance during crises

Technology governance during crises

The Covid-19 pandemic highlighted a two-fold observation. On the one hand, our technological advance did not prevent us from being hit hard by the scourge. On the other hand, political decision-makers, business leaders and citizens spontaneously turned to technology to find solutions to the crisis. Salvage reflex or solutionism? While business was largely suspended, telework and the digital economy played a key role. However, the use of technology in the fight against the epidemic raised many questions. Difficulties encountered in the implementation of contact tracing applications, connected objects checking social distancing or self-diagnostic devices are just one example. Social acceptance and assiduous use of these tools are necessary for their effectiveness, but many are reluctant to use them. 

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How did the pandemic impact bioethics research?

How did the pandemic impact bioethics research?

The Covid-19 pandemic has shed a harsh and sometimes unsustainable light on fragile and painful parts of our society, from emergency services to shelters for refugees, the homeless and battered women. At the same time, AI has proven to be a formidable tool in the governance of health problems... Provided, warns Jay Shaw, the Research Director of AI Ethics & Health at the University of Toronto Joint Centre for Bioethics1, that we think in terms of design ethics.

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Susanna Schellenberg, a dialog between philosophy, neuroscience and AI

Susanna Schellenberg, a dialog between philosophy, neuroscience and AI

Susanna Schellenberg, Professor of Philosophy and Cognitive Science at the Rutgers University, analyzes how the perception of the world around us is based on discriminating abilities in the neurosciences. Hence the need to develop a philosophy of perception. Interview at the frontier of science and phenomenology. 

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Prince Nikolaus von Liechtenstein

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