Digital Behavioural Technology, Vulnerability and Justice

Ort: München
Beginn: 01.07.2019 17:30
Ende: 03.07.2019 16:00

We are currently witnessing the arrival of digital technologies with the potential to have a deep impact on how we think, beha- ve, and relate to others. New medical devices, for example brain implants, can be used for therapeutic purposes, but their potential is much vaster. Apps that track our behavior and body functions can be used for the purpose of improving our health, fitness or general well-being, but they might also create massive privacy and justice problems.

These technologies are not introduced into a void, but into societies characterized by vulnerabilities and multi-dimensional inequalities, many of which are unjust. When seen through the lens of vulnerability and justice, the introduction of these new digital technologies raises intricate questions. While proponents argue that such technologies can help to reduce unjust inequalities and discriminatory practices, critics fear that they will reinforce them.

This workshop will bring together scholars and scientists from disciplines such as political philosophy, public health ethics, sociology, economics, technology and neuroscience, to create a forum for discussion. We want to build bridges between ideas and individuals that allow for a comprehensive perspective on these new technologies that takes their political, social, ethical, technological and medical implications into account.


There are some additional spaces available; please contact Ela Sauerborn: ela.sauerborn@tum.de

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