Computational technologies have provided many tools and opportunities to increase people’s sense of empowerment, and their personal ability to shape their lives. At the same time, these technologies can significantly disrupt the workforce, thereby reducing people’s options and ability to live their lives as they wish. This session will focus on the impacts, opportunities of computational technologies for people’s agency and empowerment, as well as the ways in which these technologies are beginning to exhibit their own agency.

Featuring:

Illah Nourbakhsh, Professor of Robotics, Robotics Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, Director, CREATE Lab

Zachary Wojtowicz, Doctoral student, Social & Decision Sciences, Carnegie Mellon University

Bill O’Driscoll, Arts & Culture Reporter, 90.5 WESA News

Chad Jenkins, Associate Professor of Computer Science and Engineering, Robotics Institute, University of Michigan

Wendell Wallach, Senior Advisor, The Hastings Center, Chair, Technology and Ethics Studies, Yale University Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics

Molly Wright Steenson, Associate Professor, School of Design, Carnegie Mellon University

Jeffrey D. Sachs, Professor, Columbia University

David Danks, L.L. Thurstone Professor of Philosophy & Psychology and Head of Philosophy Department, Carnegie Mellon University

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Governments should insist on following WTO rules and the US should not blame its domestic income gap on other countries, according to Jeffrey Sachs, a Columbia professor, economist, and special adviser to the United Nations Secretary-General.

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“Human Security has been a very important, central concept that guides Japan’s development cooperation over the past two decades. It is the right of people to live with freedom and dignity; free from poverty and despair,” says Prof. Akihiko Tanaka, President of the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies and former President of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).

In this video, Prof. Tanaka is joined by University Professor Jeffrey Sachs of Columbia University to discuss Japan’s development cooperation efforts by working side by side with local communities to achieve sustainable development.

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Jeffrey Sachs, PhD, presents on Children First, at Ending Violence Against Children: Developing A Roadmap To A Healthy Childhood and Adolescence.

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On the occasion of the Progressive Society launch event on March 8, Jeffrey Sachs shared a strong and positive message. He is Special Advisor to United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

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