Towards a Smart Future: From Things to People

In the following years we will see an entirely new Internet emerging, as the Internet unleashes itself from the creators’ intentions and develops in transformative ways. Humans are shaping the future of this new human Internet. When things get smarter, how do humans and things cooperate?

When things get smarter, how do humans and things cooperate?

  • Can sensors, cloud intelligence and humans make it possible to do things differently?
  • How will smart things change our private life, sociale life, experience and workflow of the job we do in the real world?
  • How will we interact with our direct environment, and how will the direct environment interact with us?
  • We are at the forefront of autonomous devices. Nowadays there are many “halfway house” IoT applications, which use humans for one or more parts of the entire system. Is it possible to create a mathematical model of “humanity”? Can we provide a model with enough data so it creates an algorithm that can reliably predict our decisions? What are the ethical and privacy implications?
  • The digital you is becoming more and more important. Organisations study your behaviour to make better decisions about you, based on better predictions on how you will behave. We can’t stop our data from flowing into predictive models. But where do we draw the line between the evolution of technology and privacy?

The conference will address these aspect of the internet, the social and societal implications of the Internet of Things, a human-centred approach of the digital world.

logo digital society school internetThe content of the conference is being developed in collaboration with Digital Society School based in Amsterdam. The Digital Society School is part of Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences.

Who should attend?

  • Social and societal organisations
  • Governmental organisations
  • Research Organizations
  • Venture Capital / Financial industry / Investors
  • anyone interested in social and societal implications of the Internet of Things

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