Digital Dilemmas Salon: Digital Technologies
Join us on Tuesday, June 20 for the first event in the ‘Digital Dilemmas Salon Series’, organized by the Consulate General of Switzerland, ICRC, and Swissnex in San Francisco.
The acceleration of the global digital transformation is profoundly affecting society, business, and governance. This transformation – including mobile connectivity, biometrics, social media, often created in the Bay Area – generates unique dynamics and effects in armed conflicts.
While digital technologies offer unprecedented opportunities, the risks around their impact, misuse and consequences are profound. How can technologies work better for people living in armed conflicts? How can we embrace the prism of people living in conflict to think about ethics, responsibility and the impact of technologies?
About the Digital Dilemmas Salon Series
Building on the presence in San Francisco of the ICRC Digital Dilemmas exhibition, the Consulate General of Switzerland in San Francisco, ICRC, and Swissnex in San Francisco are joining forces to organize two events meant to raise awareness in the Bay Area — where experts from industry, civil society, and academia have important influence — on the real-life impact of technologies in armed conflict and generate insights and actions about how technology could be designed to better serve the needs of vulnerable people living in armed conflict.
June 28, 2023: Digital Dilemmas Salon: Social Media in Armed Conflicts
Swissnex, Pier 17, Suite 800, San Francisco
- 6:00pm – Doors open & networking
- 6:30pm – Expert discussion
- 7:30pm – Networking
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