How can digitalisation and artificial Intelligence be combined with sustainable development? The Bonn Alliance for Sustainability Research is looking for answers at its Digitainable Spring School 2022. Application deadline is 15 January 2022.
The opportunities and risks of Digitalisation and Artificial Intelligence (D&AI) for sustainable development are subject to intense and controversial debate. It is essential to be more careful of being overwhelmed by uncritical optimism on the one hand or by systematic pessimism on the other hand, but rather be more rooted in the explicit contexts to utilise D&AI for sustainable development.
The Digitainable Spring School 2022 (DSS 2022), organised by the Bonn Alliance for Sustainability Research, 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 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.
The DSS 2022 is taking place online between 4 to 11 March 2022. Speakers from different sectors and countries will be asharing their experience with D&AI and sustainable development.
You can apply for participating in the DSS until 15 January 2022.
You can find more detailed information here.