Power summit line-up unveiled
DigitalAgenda is pleased to confirm the speaker line-up for our all-day Power & Responsibility Summit, happening in London on 4 October. Speakers join us on the day from government, Google, PwC, universities and some of our very best tech for good ventures. Julian Blake reports.
Time to face (unintended) consequences
Our lives and outlook, and those of our children, are fast being shaped by digital. These changes are unplanned, largely unregulated and already happening. This, warns Adam Thilthorpe, leaves us reliant on the ethical fortitude of developers. He says we urgently need a clear ethical framework for digital innovation.
Screw tech ethics
Much is said about the harm digital technology does to humanity, with calls for a more ‘ethical’ approach. This approach, argues Matt Haworth, carries a risk of unintended consequence in itself, restricting the ability of innovation to make the world a better place.
Digital regulation should anticipate change
Existing models of regulation are too slow and unresponsive to cope with the fast-changing world of digital innovation. Geoff Mulgan argues that forward-thinking regulators need to change by focusing more on outcomes than process and by adopting some of the strategies used by entrepreneurs and digital innovators themselves. (more…)
Summit probes power & responsibility
On 4 October in London, DigitalAgenda hosts a major all-day summit exploring the unintended consequences of the digital age – from privacy to online safety, trust, fake news and the future of work. (more…)