🌟 B&B Panel: Building Just and Sustainable Digital Futures (EN)
10-01, 15:00–16:30 (Europe/Berlin), ADA
Language: English

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.

Camila Nobrega is a Brazilian journalist and researcher working on megaprojects and social-environmental justice through Latin American feminist and queer perspectives. Camila initiated a project called Beyond the Green, a laboratory of transmedia narratives investigation on these topics. She is based between Berlin (Germany) and Rio de Janeiro (Brazil) and has published her work in various international media outlets such as The Guardian, Mongabay Environmental News, Le Monde Diplomatique, among many others. She also takes part in different collective transmedia projects, as well as collaborations with other journalists, researchers and artists. Camila is currently a Ph.D Candidate at the Gender Division at the Free University of Berlin. Tw: @camila__nobrega

Julia Kloiber works and researches at the intersection of technology and society. She is the executive director and co-founder of the feminist organisation Superrr Lab. She has started a number of initiatives and organisations that experiment on how technology can be used beneficially for society. Foundings include the Prototype Fund, a public fund for public interest tech, and the Code for Germany network.

Prof. Dr. Lynn Kaack is Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Public Policy at the Hertie School. Her research and teaching focuses on methods from statistics and machine learning to inform climate mitigation policy across the energy sector, and on climate-related AI policy. She is a co-founder and chair of Climate Change AI, which is an organization to facilitate work at the intersection of machine learning and climate action. Previously she was Postdoctoral Researcher and Lecturer in the Energy Technology and Policy Group at ETH Zürich.

Katrin researches, writes, and consults at the intersection of technology, feminism, and climate justice. She currently works with The Green Web Foundation on making the Internet fossil-free by 2030. Previously, Katrin co-founded and co-led MOTIF Institute for Digital Culture, a think tank working towards justice in the digital age. Katrin is the co-initiator of the participatory art project Feminist Futures and holds an MSc in Data and Society of the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Social researcher, social psychologist PhD in philosophy at the indigenous university Siglo XX of Llallagua - Bolivia, post doc in food sustainability in Latin America and Africa, full-time lecturer at the faculty of sustainability, Leuphana University in Germany. She is a decolonial feminist activist, of GLEFAS (Latin American group for feminist studies, training and action in Latin America http://glefas.org/), working on critical perspectives of sustainability and green alternatives, with special focus on processes of neo-extractivism, as well as coloniality in the science of sustainable development.