The future of work & digital ethics | ULL Online Webinar 11/12, 16:00 (CET)

The future of work & digital ethics | ULL Online Webinar 11/12, 16:00 (CET)

The intentions of tech developers and tech companies are often good. But ethical problems arise when technology ends up allowing discrimination or exclusion. These are generally unintended consequences of technology with harmful effects on human life.

Therefore, a fundamental exercise that we can do when faced with the challenge of remedying them is to seek answers to important questions such as:

Improvement for whom? The government or the citizens? The company or the workers?

Because issues related to power often come into play and a suggestive way to analyse them is with a sociological perspective and ask:

what is the future of work? What kind of life will we have when algorithms and artificial intelligence take over the jobs? And who is the "we"? Who will benefit from this transformation and who will lose?

The speaker will explain the impact of technology on society from the ethical point of view. Ethical problems arise when technology ends up allowing discrimination or exclusion. The questions to answer will be: what is the future of work? What kind of life will we have when algorithms and artificial intelligence take over the jobs? And who is the "we"? Who will benefit from this transformation and who will lose? The digitalization brings improvement for whom? The government or the citizens? The company or the workers?

Date and Time

11 December 2020

4.00 p.m. – 5.00 p.m. (CET)

Link to connect:

The connection link to the virtual space that will be used for this activity will be sent to the registered people. Access directly here: meet.google.com/kun-yini-dxb 

Speaker: 

Dr Madelon van Oostrom,

Hanze University of Applied Sciences (HUAS), Groningen, The Netherlands

Teacher and researcher on innovation, entrepreneurial leadership, and digital literacy at HUAS, The Netherlands.

Also, she is a volunteering mentor at KANS Mentoring in Groningen. Back in The Netherlands since 2017 after 25 years of living, studying, and working in Spain where the last 10 years she worked as an innovation professional at a Science and Technology Park (Tenerife) and helped design and execute innovation policy for regional development, entrepreneurship and knowledge transfer.

Addressed to: 

  • Teachers
  • Career Counsellors
  • Students

Focus: 

  • Transversal