Flourishing in a data-enabled society

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Date(s) - 01/11/2018 - 02/11/2018
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The Royal Society at Chicheley Hall

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ALLEA and The Royal Society will jointly organise the conference “Flourishing in a data-enabled society”. The event will convene experts from academies across Europe and from different sectors to reflect on how society can best seize the opportunities and cope with the major challenges brought on by new uses of data.

New applications of data can make a great contribution to human flourishing, but, to realise these benefits, societies must navigate significant choices and dilemmas: they must consider who reaps the most benefit from capturing, analysing and acting on different types of data, and who bears the most risk. In this fast-moving landscape, governance challenges need to be addressed in a timely manner if the overall system of governance for data management and data use is to maintain public trust.

This interdisciplinary conference will convene experts from academies across Europe and from different sectors to reflect on how society can best seize the opportunities and cope with the challenges brought on by new uses of data. The conference will also seek to elaborate a vision for a flourishing data-enabled Europe. The conference will gather about 60 participants. In a set of keynotes, panel discussions and breakout sessions the participants will consider current and future challenges from a variety of cross-disciplinary and cross-sectoral angles.

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