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05.01.2018
Our Sustainability is Someone Else’s Disaster: Cities and the Environment

Are smart techno-managerial solutions the perfect alibi for resource extraction and inequality in our cities? We talked to author and academic Maria Kaika about the way that green technology so-called solutions are sometimes anything but, and can displace real action.

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30.12.2017
Technology is No Guarantee of Equality

Algorithms – hard to understand but hugely influential in our political and social lives. How do they exert such power, and what are the stakes?

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27.10.2017
Green Observatory: Robotics and Artificial Intelligence

Green Observatory provides a round-up of what’s happening in Europe on a particular topic. We ask experts and politicians about the positions and actions of their country and the Green party. This month: artificial intelligence and robotics.

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26.10.2017
Minds of Their Own? Why We Need to Get Up to Speed on Robotics

From self-driving cars to intelligent implants – we’re living in an increasingly automated world, yet the legal safeguards are lagging behind.

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12.07.2017
The Robot and Donald Trump: Technology and the Rise of Populism in the West

What can be done to reconcile technological progress and civic democracy?

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11.07.2017
Understanding The Digital Revolution And What It Means

What concrete changes can we expect from the ‘digital revolution’ & how can we deal with changes to work, policy-wise? Does a basic income help?

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01.04.2017
Invisible Threats: The Digital Dangers to our Real Lives

New technology developing at breakneck speed has left laws behind and increasingly puts not only our privacy but our immediate safety at risk.

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01.04.2017
Getting Personal: How Biosecurity Gets Under Our Skin

A review of Frederic Gros’s book – The Principal Security – which outlines his increasingly pertinent concept of biosecurity.

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14.12.2016
The Paris Climate Plan Is on Life Support: Can Negative Emissions Deliver on Global Climate Ambitions?

Post-Trump, should Greens embrace the potential of negative carbon emissions?

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08.11.2016
After Snowden, Can Technology Save our Digital Liberties?

Big data, surveillance politics, & what we learned from Snowden.

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