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A few notes from our roundtable discussion with Francis Fukuyama

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2017.05.23 | Tenna Foustad Harbo

Roundtable discussion with Francis Fukuyama

May 20th proved to be both an interesting and sunny Saturday. In the afternoon, Human Futures hosted an intimate roundtable discussion in what turned out to be a rather crowded meeting room at Kasernen due to a great a turnout. Francis Fukuyama had made time for a few hours discussion directed by five short talks, all touching upon the same primary theme of ‘Automation, trust and society’. Each talk contributed with their distinct perspectives and offered different academic starting points which only drove the discussion even further.


The programme:

Mads Rosendahl Thomsen: "Introduction – automated society and the humanties"

Hagen Schulz-Forberg: "Robotics, foreign policy and global insecurity – what is at stake?"

Raffaele Rodogno: "The automation of ethics and its impact on ethical life"

Johanna Seibt: "What does (social) robotics mean for the future meaning of work?"

Gert Tinggaard Svendsen: "Automation and trust"

Rikke Berggreen: "Education in times of manipulative technologies and automation" 

Tags: Human Futures, Francis Fukuyama, automation, trust, society