A panel that maps different approaches to understand opportunities and pitfalls of emerging technologies; and that showcases pathways towards building the just and sustainable futures we want to see.
Emerging technologies often promise more equality, freedom and sustainability. However, they can also lead to more harm: machine learning algorithms might make better climate predictions, but their training produces a lot of CO2 emissions. AI promises to make recruiting processes more efficient, but it also bears biases and flaws. What is needed are critical, scientific and intersectional perspectives on assessing the harms and potentials of these technologies. In this panel, we discuss different approaches to understanding opportunities and pitfalls of emerging technologies. Then, we showcase pathways towards building the just and sustainable futures we want to see.