5.9 How Can We Socially Shape Technology?
The development of AI is leading to a technological revolution. This raises the question of whether we can socially shape the evolution of technology. This is not a new question – information technology can already be used in different socio-technological ways. AI can lead to the centralisation of power and control or for developing a democratic society. It can erode or support privacy. It could be used to provide better education and health systems. But people need to be aware of the way technology operates and regulate its use.
How can we socially shape technology? Do you agree with Carlota Perez point of view?