Digital technologies were supposed to help strengthen democracies around the world, not threaten them.
In this talk, Professor Gina Neff of the Minderoo Centre for Technology and Democracy at the University of Cambridge looks back on the optimism about digital democracy, addresses the key challenges and threats to digital democracy, and suggests ways to help rebalance power toward technologies that work better for the social good.
Gina Neff is the Executive Director of the Minderoo Centre for Technology & Democracy at the University of Cambridge and Professor of Technology & Society at the University of Oxford. Her books include Venture Labor (MIT Press 2012), Self-Tracking (MIT Press 2016) and Human-Centered Data Science (MIT Press 2022). Her research focuses on the effects of the rapid expansion of our digital information environment on workers and workplaces and in our everyday lives.