EVGENY MOROZOV: BIG TECH BEYOND THE ALGORITHM
Location: Het Huis Theatre Hall
Rather than attributing agency to algorithms we should focus on the question what kind of algorithms are inserted into what kinds of socio-economic models. Evgeny Morozov will discuss algorithms and how they are applied in the context of broader reflections on geopolitics and the technological competition between China and the United States.
Evgeny Morozov― Speaker
Many tech companies pretend that their products contribute to a just and equal society. They offer ‘free’ services, in exchange for our data. But what are the economical, political and social consequences of these seemingly beneficial deals? And why do our governments go along with plans coming out of Silicon Valley? Internet skeptic Evgeny Morozov (Belarus, 1984) will present his view on the promises made by tech companies and the hardly critical attitude of governments in these issues.