We will focus on the ethics of emerging technology.
Technology was never neutral; its social, political, and moral impacts have become painfully clear. But the stakes will only get higher as connected cameras will watch over the city, algorithms oversee society’s most critical decisions, and transport, jobs, and even war will become automated.
The tech industry hasn’t yet earned the trust these technologies demand. Drawing on years of research for his new book Future Ethics, designer Cennydd Bowles will illuminate the moral challenges that lie ahead for technologists, and discuss how practitioners and companies can create more thoughtful, ethical products for future generations.
Over a sixteen-year career, Cennydd Bowles has written two popular books (Future Ethics and Undercover User Experience Design), led design at Twitter UK, and established a reputation as a global leader in digital product and UX design. As an independent consultant, he has worked with clients including the BBC, Samsung, WWF, Cisco, and Ford.
Cennydd’s focus today is the ethics of emerging technology. He has been quoted on the topic in The Guardian, Ars Technica, The Daily Telegraph, Süddeutsche Zeitung, and Forbes; his new book Future Ethics has been called ‘One of the most important books a designer could ever read.’ Cennydd has presented on the topic at Microsoft, Stanford University, Dropbox, Fitbit, Google, Hulu, Facebook, and IBM, and now consults with technology companies on ethical approaches to design and product development, drawing on innovative techniques from speculative design, futurism, and contemporary practical ethics.
Cennydd is a frequent keynote speaker at tech and design conferences worldwide, and runs internal training workshops for clients including The Financial Times, Orange, Farfetch, and Capital One. He has written for a range of print and web publications, been a columnist for A List Apart, and edited the book Front-end Style Guides.
18:00: Sign up and welcome drinks upstairs.
18:30: A Close Look to the Atoms: Journey to the Nanoworld, followed by the Q&A
20:00: Closing & More Networking
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