The opportunities and risks of Digitalization and Artificial Intelligence (D&AI) for sustainable development is subject to intense and controversial debate. The Digitainable Spring School 2022 (DSS 2022) will shed light on this discussion by a series of lectures and various participatory formats. The DSS 2022 is based on a logic of interdisciplinary knowledge, oriented towards promoting productive, collaborative, critical, and creative discussions between different disciplines and schools of thought, between theory, research, and current practices on the mindful application of D&AI for sustainable development. The notion of sustainable development (SD) is considered a global aspiration towards the consciousness of the necessity of a new paradigm for development, guiding resilient progress respecting the interrelation between economic growth, social inclusion, and environmental protection for the individual and collective well-being. It has received its most recent and comprehensive formulation in the UN Agenda 2030 with its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). We believe that implications of D&AI for the SDG framework the complex interlinkages remain under-discussed so far, raising concerns about their appropriateness to places, contexts, and specific problems. The DSS 2022 aims to stimulate this discussion and foster the development of research networks of bring minds, guided by critical, alternative, and complementary views of mindful use D&AI for sustainable development.
What to expect from the DSS 2022?
By participating in DSS 2022, you will have the opportunity to learn from and engage with top experts in the domain. The DSS offers an invaluable chance to understand methods, theories and concepts to uncover the potential and limitations of D&AI for SDGs as well as state-of-the-art advances and accurate word practices from our invited speakers. DSS provides a great networking opportunity to meet and work with individuals from across the globe who share a passion for sustainable development.
Source: Bonn Alliance for Sustainability Research, 01 November 2021