The Tipping Point Talks 2019

Marietje Schaake: Power of law or law of power?

19/09/19

Marietje Schaake
Power of law or law of power? Why we need European leadership in governing technology globally

#tptalks2019

How can we help turn the European Union into a global technology governance power? Why will norms and standards be the silver bullet of tomorrow’s EU in the world? How can we guarantee that fundamental and human rights are observed throughout digital space, and how can we make artificial intelligence democracy’s best friend?

On 19 September 2019, we welcome Marietje Schaake, a renowned pioneer of European tech politics and former Member of the European Parliament, at the MAK – Museum of Applied Arts in Vienna.

Marietje Schaake’s lecture on the nexus of democracy and the digital world will be followed by a conversation on stage with Lucy Bernholz, Senior Research Scholar at Stanford University’s Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society, Joanna Goodey, Head of Freedoms and Justice Department at the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights in Vienna, Krzysztof Izdebski, Policy Director at the ePaństwo Foundation in Warsaw, Thomas Lohninger, Managing Director of epicenter.works in Vienna and Verena Ringler, Curator of the Tipping Point Talks.


Thursday, 19 September 2019

6 p.m. Doors open & registration
Free entrance to the Vienna Biennale for Change exhibition UNCANNY VALUES: Artificial Intelligence & You at the MAK – Museum of Applied Arts

7 p.m. Start of the evening on stage

Opening: artistic intervention by Rupert Huber
Welcome: Christoph Thun-Hohenstein (MAK) and Boris Marte (ERSTE Foundation)
Lecture: Marietje Schaake: Power of law, or law of power? Why we need European leadership in governing technology globally

Conversation on stage

Lucy Bernholz, Senior Research Scholar at Stanford University’s Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society
Joanna Goodey, Head of Research at the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights in Vienna
Krzysztof Izdebski, Policy Director at the ePaństwo Foundation in Warsaw
Thomas Lohninger, Executive Director of epicenter.works in Vienna
Chair: Verena Ringler, Curator of the Tipping Point Talks

Dinner reception at the MAK Foyer


The third event in the series of the ERSTE Foundation Tipping Point Talks 2019 takes place in the framework of the Vienna Biennale for Change by the MAK – Museum of Applied Arts.

The Tipping Point Talks are ERSTE Foundation’s contribution to the 200th anniversary of Erste Bank and Sparkassen.

Cover picture: UNCANNY VALUES: Artificial Intelligence & You Process Studio, AImojis, 2019 Emojis generated by artificial intelligence. Photo: © Process Studio.


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