Understanding Digital Policy – An Unconference

14 December 2016
University of Liverpool, London campus

How is policy shaping the uptake and use of digital media? How are digital media shaping policy making and policy implementation?

Hosted by the “Ways of Being in a Digital Age” team with support from the Meccsa policy network and the Digital Leaders network, this upcoming workshop will bring together academic researchers, policy-makers and industry to explore these questions. Using an ‘unconference’ format, the goal of the workshop will be to elicit reflection and discussion on the key research challenges facing research on policy-making in the ‘digital age’.

The workshop will seek to develop a short position statement on future research challenges for each of the areas explored. These position statements will feed into the ESRC review, in addition to informing the Meccsa policy network and media policy-makers attending.

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ESRC and DSTL Workshop on the Automation of Future Roles

7-8 November 2016
University of Liverpool, London campus

The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (DSTL) hosted this invite-only workshop to scope and inform future potential research themes around the possible implications of the continued ‘automation’ of human tasks, roles and jobs.

Bringing together leading thinkers from across social science, engineering, computer science and arts, together with representatives from business and industry, the aims of the workshop were to identify the main concepts and relevant results from research; develop a typology of research, knowledge gaps and questions; and identify and assess major challenges and knowledge gaps and discuss how research could help in addressing those.

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