All parts of society should be able to participate in the development and deployment of innovative technologies. Technology is not something that just “happens”: It is actively made and can and should be actively modelled to serve societies’ needs.
The “European Public Sphere” is a space where people are free to enter, discuss, listen and leave. Because of its architecture, discourse can penetrate to the outside, including everyone that wants to contribute to solutions, has an opinion to share or just wants to listen.
To ensure that technologies address the actual needs of their societies, we foster a bottom-up approach towards innovative and collaborative technology regulation and design. We propose visitors take part in a Democracy Repair Café in a moderated participative format to experience dynamic facilitation of creative communication and democratic engagement processes focused on developments in robotics and artificial intelligence health care.
Zukunftsrat Demokratie, Constitutional Innovation Hub Graz (Universität Graz), Munich Center of Technology in Society & Institute for History and Ethics of Medicine (Technische Universität München), Bayrisches Forschungsinstitut für Digitale Transformation, European Public Sphere, Open Innovation in Science Center (Ludwig Boltzmann Gesellschaft)