TU Wien Informatics

Corona Contact Tracing: The Role of Governments and Tech Giants

  • By Claudia Vitt (edt.)
  • 2020-07-14
  • Event
  • Public Outreach
  • Social Responsibility

Join Alfonso Fuggetta, James Larus, and Jeff Kramer discussing this crucial issue in our lecture series.

  • This event takes place online.
    See description for details.

Corona Contact Tracing: The Role of Governments and Tech Giants

July 14, 2020, 5pm-6pm (17:00) CEST


To access the Zoom conference, click here (Password: 0dzqxqiy). All talks will be streamed and recorded on the Digital Humanism YouTube channel. For announcements and slides see the website.

About the Series

Digital humanism deals with the complex relationship between man and machine. It acknowledges the potential of Informatics and IT. At the same time, it points to related apparent threats such as privacy violations, ethical concerns with AI, automation, and loss of jobs, and the ongoing monopolization on the Web. The Corona crisis has shown these two faces of the accelerated digitalization—we are in a crucial moment in time.

For this reason, we started a new initiative—DIGHUM lectures—with regular online events to discuss the different aspects of Digital Humanism. We will have one or more speakers on a specific topic followed by a discussion, or panel discussions, depending on topic and speakers. This crisis does seriously affect our mobility, but it also offers the possibility to participate in events from all over the world—let’s take this chance to meet virtually.