Please note this event has been postponed due to the situation with the Covid 19 virus – it will be re-scheduled
Technological Progress: what is the role of ethics? – with Dr. Nicoletta Iacobacci
This coming decade will be the most ground-breaking in history, with revolutionary new technologies leading the path in innovation. At the same this raises questions about the implications of this progress on the future of humanity and how to keep up with concepts as ageless societies, software-based immortal humans, cybernetic organisms, and means of transport at lightning speed. An essential element in this debate is “ethics”, which should be fundamental to any debate about technological progress. Join Dr. Nicoletta Iacobacci in addressing questions about the role of ethics, technology and communications.
Date: Friday 13 March 2020
Time: 12h30 to 14h00
Location: The Swiss Press Club, Route de Ferney 106, La Pastorale, 1202 Geneva.
Fee: CHF 30.- per person includes drinks and snacks
About the speaker: Nicoletta Iacobacci, PhD, is an ethical influencer who engages executives, thinkers, artists, innovators, entrepreneurs, and students in conversations about ethics and emerging technologies. She is the founder of Ethica.ly, a platform for engaging reflections on the consequences of exponential innovations, and currently serves as an adjunct professor at Webster University Geneva and at Jinan University in Guangzhou, China, where she is investigating the future implications of technology on society. She has been a resident at the Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Center, a curator of TEDx events, the Ambassador for Singularity University Geneva, and the leader of the ethical framework for Hyperloop Transportation Technology. Her book Exponential Ethics, supported by the Rockefeller Foundation, has been published in English and in Chinese.