Big Data Technologies: Looking into a Black Mirror

8 October 16:00 - 17:00 A Hall 3rd Floor

A few months ago, Ukraine became the first country in the world to launch digital passports and legally equate them to ordinary documents. In July, the Chinese government decided to limit the time children spend playing video games, and the tech giant Tencent announced it was rolling out facial recognition to implement this new directive. The massive cyberattacks got the analysts equating them to nuclear threats. If data is the new oil of a digital economy, how can we safeguard it? What are the rules that could balance privacy concerns with our desire for convenience? The digitization of business processes, government services, and our very lives, was accelerated by the global pandemic, generating plenty of excitement as well as anxiety. Every data-driven development taken to its extreme could be the first step towards dystopia - as the Netflix hit series so brilliantly illustrated. During this session, we’ll take a look in the Black Mirror and ponder humanity’s future in the digital age.

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