Future Ethics

Date

October 1, 2018

Speaker

Designer and Writer Cennydd Bowles

Overview

Technology was never neutral: its social, political, and ethical impacts have recently become painfully clear. The stakes are only going to get higher as connected cameras watch the city, algorithms take over society’s most important decisions, and transport, jobs, and even warfare become automated. The tech industry needs to earn the trust these technologies demand.

Drawing on years of research for his new book Future Ethics, designer Cennydd Bowles will illuminate the moral challenges that lie ahead for technologists, and discuss how practitioners and companies can create more thoughtful, ethical products for future generations.

Speakers

Designer and Writer Cennydd Bowles

Cennydd Bowles is a London-based designer and writer focusing on the ethics of future technologies. His thoughts on the topic have been quoted in The Guardian, Ars Technica, The Daily Telegraph, Süddeutsche Zeitung, and Forbes. As a designer and consultant, Cennydd has worked with companies including Twitter, Ford, Cisco, and the BBC, and is a frequent speaker at technology and design events worldwide.