- June 10, 2020
On June 10, 2020, at 3:30 p.m. (CEST), Aspen Germany will host a virtual conversation on “COVID-19, Tech and Ethics in Democratic Societies” together with Christiane Woopen, Chair, European Group on Ethics in Science and New Technologies (EGE) & Director, Cologne Center for Ethics, Rights, Economics, and Social Sciences of Health (CERES). What ethical trade-offs has the use of technology in the fight against COVID-19 forced citizens, governments, health providers, developers, and businesses to make in the interest of crisis management? Are there any creeping or lingering effects that will impact democracies for years to come? Have any technological developments been democracy-enhancing? We will explore these questions and more in this discussion, taking place in English.
This conversation is part of an interactive series on “COVID-19 and Technology”. It gives participants the opportunity to engage with leading researchers, entrepreneurs, policy-makers, thinkers and civil society in interactive discussions looking at how tech is dealing with the COVID-19 crisis in Germany, Europe, the transatlantic space and the world. Talks will address how technology like AI, 3D printing and big data are supporting diagnostics, medical production, resilience and analytics of infection spreading. They will address issues around the geo-politics of tech in the pandemic, the race for a vaccine, cybersecurity, disinformation and fake news, and the use (and misuse) of data. This virtual conversation series takes place in partnership with Google.
If you would like to register for this discussion, please send us an e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org). All registered participants will receive the link and dial-in details for this discussion via e-mail on the day of the event.