15 Apr 2024 - 16 Apr 2024 All day Cripps Court, Magdalene College, Cambridge


An event organised by the Minderoo Centre for Technology and Democracy

Can our future survive today’s digital technologies?

This two-day, invite-only conference brought together 110 high-level attendees to explore questions of how digital technologies should work for societies, not against it. We examined questions of power in today’s technological landscapes and worked to outline a path for rebuilding trust and strengthening democratic institutions.

The conference featured keynote speeches from Professors Payal Arora and Wendy Chun, and three thematic panels: ‘What are the stakes for Technology and Democracy?’; ‘Technology and Democracy for Whom?’; and ‘Strengthening Democracies in 2024 and Beyond’.

The conference also featured a series of open break-out discussions on various themes, such as mis/disinformation online, AI and the future of work, AI and Intellectual, tech and climate goals, and many more, which allowed attendees a free space to debate, discuss, and network.

Outputs from the conference will be made available on the Minderoo Centre for Technology and Democracy’s website.

About the Minderoo Centre for Technology and Democracy

The Minderoo Centre for Technology and Democracy is an independent team of academic researchers at the University of Cambridge, who are radically rethinking the power relationships between digital technologies, society and our planet.

We are based in CRASSH (University of Cambridge Centre for Research in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences).

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