Theme: Media and Technology

Saturday, April 8th

The vast landscape of the Internet and social media define and dominate much of contemporary life, yet the cyber ecosystem is fraught with profound systemic flaws that pose immense challenges for societies, communities and individuals. How does the monopoly power of a tiny handful of “Surveillance Capitalist” behemoths radically exacerbate wealth and power inequities? Have powerful new AI-based tracking systems made personal privacy obsolete and total socio-political control by authoritarian regimes far more likely? How can we arrest this Age of Disinformation? What can be done? Join a group of leading experts who are wrestling with these and other related questions as they explore the rapidly shifting world of info-tech and what we need to do to prevent the most dystopian outcomes. With: Randima Fernando, co-founder of the Center for Humane Technology; Luca Belli, founder of Sator Labs and a UC Berkeley Tech Policy Fellow; Cindy Cohn, Executive Director of the Electronic Frontier Foundation. Moderated by Kellen Klein, former Course Manager at Center for Humane Technology. 

April 8th | 4:45 pm to 6:00 pm | Golden Bear Room, Hotel Shattuck Plaza



Randima Fernando
Center for Humane Technology
Luca Belli
UC Berkeley Tech Policy Fellow
Cindy Cohn
Executive Director
Electronic Frontier Foundation
Kellen Klein
Community Building Expert