CIHG @ ARS Electronica


The CIHG will be part of the Democracy Repair Café at the ARS Electronica Festival in Linz from 10 – 12 September 2021. We ask how society can participate in the development of robots and artificial intelligence, focusing on the health sector.

All parts of society should be able to participate in the development and deployment of innovative technologies. Technology is not something that just “happens”. It is actively made and can and should be actively modelled to serve societies’ needs.

The European Public Sphere is a space where people are free to enter, discuss, listen and leave. Because of its architecture, discourse can penetrate to the outside, including everyone that wants to contribute to solutions, has an opinion to share or just wants to listen.

To ensure that technologies address the actual needs of their societies, we foster a bottom-up approach towards innovative and collaborative technology regulation and design. We invite visitors to participate in a world café, a moderated participative format, to experience dynamic facilitation of creative communication and democratic engagement processes focused on developments in robotics and artificial intelligence in healthcare.

Partners: Zukunftsrat Demokratie (AT), European Public Sphere (EU), Constitutional Innovation Hub Graz (AT), Bayrisches Forschungsinstitut für Digitale Transformation (DE), Technische Universität München (DE), Open Innovation in Science Center, LBG (AT)