ECT Lab+ Seminar Series 'Thinking Human First", 29 April

21 Apr, 2021

As part of the European University of Technology initiative, TU Dublin hosts a Seminar on Thinking Human First on Thursday, 29 April, from 5pm to 6:30pm (CET).

This roundtable discussion will focus on the question of ‘Thinking’ in the statement ‘Think Human First’. The question of what does it mean to think (human first) has become urgent with the growth of AI and social networking platforms and the immanent nature of climate change. There is an inherent tension within the statement to “think human first”, which on the one hand implies recentring technological development on human(ity), such as ethical and societal implications of technology; on the other, it implies that a privileging the human (anthropocentrism) has led to the climate disaster (Anthropocene). The panel will set out to pose the question of ‘thinking’ in the 21st Century. 

The panel member from TU Dublin:  Professor Noel Fitzpatrick (Philosopher); Professor John Kelleher (Computer Scientist); Dr Conor McGarrigle (Artist); Dr Ester Toribio- Roura (MSCA Post-Doc); Sinead Mc Donald (PhD Candidate), and Mick O'Hara (PhD Candidate).

Event details 

European Culture and Technology Lab+ Seminar Series: 'Thinking Human First' 

Thursday the 29th of April at 17h CET and finishes at 18.30h CET. (16h to 17:30hr IST)

Webex link ECT Lab+ Seminar: https://utt.webex.com/utt-en/j.php?MTID=m8dc3917832f17bce91c3bf626dfc3111