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Can technology be biased? Or are we biased in how we use it?

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REWE Digital GmbH

83 ulitsa "Nikola Gabrovski"

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The lecturer will be the wonderful Sudan Martin Jackson from REWE digital.

Sudan Jackson has been working in REWE Digital’s technology division since 2016, where he is responsible for cultural and organisational development. His focus is on actively designing collaborative environments to enable modern, innovative, creative, and customer-focused solutions. Sudan is a person who is inspired every day to improve people’s (working) lives. He is a certified coach and trainer, and a welcome speaker at conferences.

A wise person once said something along the lines of “computers are in reality just stupid machines with the potential to do incredible things if we program them right. And we humans are really incredible beings with the potential to do really stupid things… “

Biases are a part of the natural, social order of things. But do we really want this also to be reflected in our technologies, and use thereof? We’re not only talking about genders and ethnicities, but health and fitness, fashion, and other social traits and cultural aspects we may unwillingly influence by pouring our own world-views and preconceptions into the technology we build.

We need to ask ourselves what exactly it is that we want to reach with technology, and how we can use it to better ourselves as humans, and not just how we can become more and more technically superior - whatever that means…

In this talk, Sudan Jackson takes us through different examples of where our use of technology ended up other than originally intended, a look into how intelligent machines really are, and give us an appell to put more thought into what we do, why we do it, and who we do it for.

And perhaps we can make Steve Jobs’ statement a reality: that if we have faith in people, that they’re basically good and smart, and if you give them tools, they’ll do wonderful things with them.

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Where: NIKOLA GABROVSKI 83, STUDENTSKI COMPLEX, REWE digital

When: 28.01.2020, 19:30-21:30 h.

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