Fake news, micro-targeted adverts and borderless political campaigns are swinging elections and killing our faith in democracy. Technology companies are accelerating this change by developing products which amplify negative emotions and encourage impulsive reactions to the point of overload, with engineers continuing to provide morally neutral support to these businesses. What is being done to change this state of affairs? What more needs to be done, and how can it be done at scale?
CW Talks is an event format wherein the technology community can analyse significant market & societal issues with business decision makers and leading members of the academic and governmental community. Two expert speakers present their views on the topic, before opening the floor for questions and debate.
At this event CW has convened a Research Director from Demos, Britain's leading cross-party think-tank, to talk alongside the Co-Director of the Conspiracy and Democracy & Technology and Democracy research projects at the Centre for Research in the Arts, Social Sciences & Humanities (CRASSH), University of Cambridge.
Join delegates at the latest in the CW Talks series, organised in collaboration with CW's new Engineering Trust, where you too can have your say during the Open Forum session to help answer the question 'Is technology killing democracy? And what is to be done?'