Who Elected Big Tech?

IWM Digital Humanism Fellow Allison Stanger speaks about technological innovation and power shifts.

Speaker: Allison Stanger (Middlebury College, USA)
Speaker: Allison Stanger (Middlebury College, USA)

November 25th 2022

  • 13:00 – 15:00 CET
  • TU Wien, Campus Gußhaus, EI 8 Pötzl-Hörsaal
  • 1040 Vienna, Gußhausstraße 27-29
    Stiege 1, Erdgeschoß, Raum CDEG08

About the Event

November 25, 2022
1:00 – 3:00 PM
(13:00) CET

Who Elected Big Tech?

There is growing public awareness that the velocity of technological innovation has outstripped the West’s efforts to harness it to the common good. An unprecedented shift in the balance of power between multinational industry and national governments has been a necessary condition for these new challenges. The talk will explore the causes and consequences of these trends for democratic sustainability, digital decolonization, the gig economy, and freedom of expression in the West and in the developing world.

A joint event of the TU Wien Informatics Doctoral School and the Center for Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning (CAIML) in the context of Digital Humanism.