Advances in the development and implementation of emerging technologies – such as artificial intelligence, the Internet of Things, distributed energy, renewable energies, and satellite systems, blockchain… – together with the exponential capacity for data management and generation of new knowledge, are transforming our culture in the way we work, learn, relate, move, or entertain ourselves. For this digital transformation of society to be inclusive and equitable, it must be developed from a humanistic perspective.
Any adoption of automation processes, artificial intelligence systems, datafication, or robotics… must be developed with people at the center, that is, with a human-centered approach that fully involves human beings in the governance of technology.
This implies addressing:
– Ethical and socially just barriers, discrimination, biases, or prejudices (disinformation, decision-making…)
– The impact on citizens (surveillance, privacy, digital identity, more/less active participation in society…)
– The involvement of public administrations or private entities in the governance of these digital systems (regulation, algorithm audits, public-private collaborations…)