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Socrates Kenya 2023

Held in partnership with the Aspen Africa Initiative, the Socrates Kenya Seminar will take place from November 8-12, 2023. Socrates international seminars include three seminar sessions, program meals, transportation from Nairobi to Nanyuki, and local excursions/tour to Mount Kenya.

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One World in Tech: Reimagining the Digital Future

In this Socrates seminar, we’ll consider life in todays’ current tech-mediated society and try to envision the future as a unified global landscape. Imagine a connected and collaborative world where technological advancements are shared, leveraged, and utilized to address global challenges, improve the human condition, and foster mutual understanding among diverse cultures. Can the currently prevailing dystopian narratives give way to a world in which technology is a unifying force, transcending traditional barriers and contributing to a more interconnected, prosperous, and harmonious global society? We will consider how the power of emerging AI tools can be harnessed for the betterment of all humankind, regardless of differences in geography, culture, or socioeconomic status while addressing the growing concerns about artificial intelligence, digital media, and privacy and surveillance. Join us for a stimulating dialogue exploring the possibilities and pitfalls of technology as we race towards humanity’s digital future.

William Powers Moderator: William Powers is a technologistNew York Times-bestselling author and current Visiting Scholar for Humanistic Technologies at the Max Planck Center for Humans and Machines in Berlin.



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Event information
Wed Nov 8, 2023 - Sun Nov 12, 2023
Nairobi and Nanyuki, Kenya