CW Talk: Is technology killing democracy? And what is to be done?

PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, The Maurice Wilkes Building, St Johns Innovation Park, Cowley Road, Cambridge, CB4 0DS

  • Date 28 Mar 2019
  • Time 16:30 - 20:00
  • Location PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, The Maurice Wilkes Building, St Johns Innovation Park, Cowley Road, Cambridge, CB4 0DS

Fake news, micro-targeted adverts and borderless political campaigns are swinging elections and killing our faith in democracy. Listen to experts who will put these trends into perspective and give their views on what is to be done to restore trust.

Technology companies are accelerating this change by developing products which amplify negative emotions and encourage impulsive reactions to the point of overload with engineers continuing to provide morally neutral support to these businesses.

In the latest of our CW Talks, organised in collaboration with CW's new Engineering Trust, you too can have your say during the Open Forum session to help answer the question 'Is technology killing democracy?  And what is to be done?'

Speakers include:

  • Carl Miller - Research Director, CASM, Demos
  • John Naughton - Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences & Humanities (CRASSH), University of Cambridge

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