Symposium: The Pros and Cons of a Data-Driven World
Esther Keymolen delivered a keynote at the symposium “The Pros and Cons of a Data-Driven World” organized by Studium Generale. In today’s rapidly evolving world, data is transforming our industries and institutions. Dataism, the belief that everything can be captured in data, promising a more transparent, predictable, and analyzable world, is on the rise. However, fundamental questions arise: can all aspects of human existence truly be captured in pure data, or are we too intricate to be reduced to mere algorithms? Why should we transform everything into data? Who gains from shaping the world in such a way?
Esther Keymolen, drawing from her expertise in ethics and technology, provided insights into the advantages and challenges presented by the growing influence of dataism.