Live! (okay recorded with a live studio audience) from our offices at a fabulous virtual conference - the 2020 IEEE International Symposium on Technology and Society, discussing Public Interest Technologies in a four day long global online conference. This is a first for Serious Privacy, recording an episode live as part of the conference presentation. In normal times, this conference would have taken place face-to-face, facilitating lots of participants to debate their papers with their peers in person. The Public Interest Technology University Network, comprising 36 institutes of higher education, is working to address these very issues by “building the nascent field of public interest technology and growing a new generation of civic-minded technologists.”
Paul Breitbarth and K Royal host this live session and focus on the papers that are being presented and discussed on a wide range of topics. Arizona State University is one of the founding members of PIT-UN and is K’s alma mater and where she teaches privacy law. Quite a few of these issues addressed in the conference have also been addressed earlier in this first season of the Serious Privacy podcast: from Ethical AI concerns to COVID apps, and from Surveillance Societies to Mentoring the Next Generation of Technology Innovators.
Join us as we discuss data monopolies, start-up tech companies, cultural norms, and more. Their host for the session, Salah Hamdoun also joined the conversation. Salah is a PhD student in Arizona but is from the Netherlands - which makes for a great discussion on the differences between the EU and the US approaches to privacy. It was the first time the Fourth Industrial Revolution has arisen in the episodes, but an old favorite in government surveillance did make an appearance.
Katina Michael (co-chair of the conference) and
Jamie Winterton, speaker, contributor, and author of Creating the Public Interest Technologies of the Future - Learning to Love the “Wicked Problem”
Salah Hamdoun's paper: Technology and the Formalization of the Informal Economy
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