- June 10, 2020
On June 10, 2020, Aspen Germany hosted 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). We explored the ethical trade-offs the use of technology has posed for citizens, governments, health providers, developers, and businesses in the fight against COVID-19, the creeping or lingering effects on democracy, and many more questions.
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.
This discussion was recorded and can be found on Aspen Germany’s YouTube Channel: