This session will examine the fundamental importance of social sciences research to the fourth industrial revolution.
The panel will consider how the social sciences can help industry to create human centred technologies that embed the needs and interests of people within their products and services from the start, design new technologies to augment human performance, whilst proactively engaging with questions of authenticity, privacy and trust in the emerging socio-technological landscape, and discussing innovative public-private partnerships that foster lifelong and pervasive learning with technology.
Chair: Bridget Sealey, University of Exeter
Speakers: Georgia Chao, NSF
Rick Delbridge, Cardiff University
Daniel Sui, University of Arkansas
Mike Willardson, Facebook