New Year Celebration: Brightlands Technology and Society

Event date: January 15, 201916:00u
End date: January 15, 2019

A world to improve 

Brightlands Smart Services Campus breaths technology, but not for technology’s or its own sake. Brightlands Smart Services Campus is about developing technology that makes the world a better place. However, the specific lines of work chosen so far –such as artificial intelligence, big data and blockchain– are subject of an ongoing worldwide debate with a clearly increasing critical tone of voice. This positioning paper elaborates on the way Brightlands Smart Services Campus reflects upon its work and relates itself to this debate on technology and society. On the one hand it is intrinsically connected, and on the other hand it remains aloof. As a conclusion, possible new relevant activities are explored, in Brightlands Smart Services Campus’s core business but also including inspiring artistical expressions. The paper ends with an invitation for the New Year Celebration in which Brightlands Smart Services Campus will start a discussion on this subject with its many friends, on Tuesday 15 January 2019. 

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Read Marc Wouters’ Paper about Technology and society

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Let’s talk about it! 
The main goal of this paper is to stimulate a debate within and around Brightlands Smart Services Campus on the work we are doing, discussing what digital technology can and does mean for society.  We will launch this debate with as many participants as possible.

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