Big data, little recourse: Sorine’s Story

Unethical data breaches and privacy abuse scandals have sparked a renewed awareness about what personal data we give away, to whom, and for what purpose. But how do data-driven technologies, markets and economies affect the autonomy, agency, and privacy of citizens like Sorine? Meet Sorine The year is 2030, and Sorine is digging through her […]

Automating empathy: Salvador’s story

Governments are increasingly using automated systems powered by emerging technologies like blockchain and artificial intelligence to deliver public services more efficiently. But what are the consequences for society and citizens like Salvador? Meet Salvador The year is 2030, and Salvador is enjoying a glass of wine to celebrate the arrival of his retirement. A lifelong […]

Technology matters, but people matter more: Notes from the Digital Future Society Summit

On 24 February 2019, Digital Future Society held its second Summit in Barcelona. On the eve of MWC19, the Digital Future Society Programme brought together more than 250 experts in innovation, technology, research, philosophy, as well as various representatives of civil society to focus on key themes including public innovation, digital trust and artificial intelligence. […]

Where emerging tech meets government: Digital Future Society Think Tank kicks off Public Innovation working group

From 28 to 30 January, the first working group of the Digital Future Society Think Tank held their working meeting in Barcelona. Working under the theme of public innovation,  7 experts from around the world explored the challenges and opportunities emerging technologies such as blockchain and artificial intelligence bring to government. The challenge: Where emerging […]

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