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HumanTech Meetings is a project of SWPS University's HumanTech Center for Social and Technological Innovation. The aim of the project is to initiate cooperation between the technology sector and social scientists to present different perspectives on phenomena such as Artificial Intelligence, machine learning, algorithms, robotics as well as virtual and augmented reality. The project is planned as a series of meetings, gathering academics and professionals from the technology sector from Poland and other countries. Each meeting will include two lectures, one delivered by a speaker from Poland and one presented by a guest from another country. The lectures will be followed by panel discussions, where panelists will represent different approaches to innovation and technology. The first meeting is planned for October 2019.

If you would like to participate in the forum as a speaker or a panelist, please complete the registration form below ».

 

Idea Behind the HumanTech Meetings

We live in an era of innovation, technological progress and digitalization. New start-ups, R&D departments, investment funds, crowdfunding platforms as well as innovation incubators and accelerators are thriving around the world. Everyone wants to meet the needs of customers (or create new needs) and get their share of the market. At the same time, this current innovation drive may lead to unpredictable psychological and social outcomes. Therefore, it is crucial to establish collaborations between engineers, programmers, IT specialists and social scientists during initial phases of any new projects related to development of new technologies or services. Such collaborations may help to avoid mistakes and can support better development of new ideas.

“Our experience gained during numerous collaborations with external partners specializing in technology has shown that social scientists and technology experts have different views on these issues and that we can complement each other. Moreover, we firmly believe in the power of combining Polish and foreign perspectives. This has inspired us to develop an international forum for exchange of ideas, which will allow us to take advantage of the combined potential of social sciences and technology. Our HumanTech Meetings project is the first initiative of its kind among Polish higher education institutions”, Konrad Maj, Ph.D., Head of the HumanTech Center for Social and Technological Innovation at SWPS University.

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Funding:

The project (no. 422493) is funded by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education, under the “Promotion of Science” funding scheme.

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Organizer:

  • Center for Innovation at SWPS University

Head of the Project:

  • Konrad Maj, Ph.D.

Meeting coordinator:

  • Ewa Łuczak

Marketing & PR:

  • Dominika Wawrzyniak
  • Magdalena Chorzępa

Technology alone is not enough. It's technology married with liberal arts, married with the humanities, that yields the results that make our hearts sing.

Steve Jobs

 

Contact:

HumanTech Center for Social and Technological Innovation at SWPS University
e-mail: ci@swps.edu.pl

Head of HumanTech Center for Social and Technological Innovation
Konrad Maj, Ph.D.
tel: 602-402-781

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