Dark side of technology

Grab your TechBites and beware of the future technology and its applications! Or do you have to be alarmed and worried after all? Join discussions and build contacts with key people from companies, organizations and research teams. Event is organised by Tampere University.

Who’s it for?

Private businesses, organizations and decision makers. Anyone who develops and uses new technology and wonders, whether it is a threat or possibility for business, society and mankind.

How does it all happen?

Register online by 28 October 2019.

Keynote speakers

Mikko Räkköläinen

PhD Candidate, Tampere University

Mikko Räkköläinen is a PhD candidate in International politics in the Faculty of Management and Business. In his dissertation he explores the ways in which the increasing presence of private military companies and other commercial service providers is impacting the execution of foreign and security policy in conflict areas. His research interests also include the organizational behavior in security organizations, the changing nature of warfare, and the impact of emergent technologies on military and societal security.

Jaana Parviainen

Senior Research Fellow, Tampere University

Dr. Jaana Parviainen is a philosopher and a senior research fellow at the Faculty of Social Sciences. Her philosophical expertise covers the ethics of technology, social epistemology and the philosophy of the body. She has conducted and led several interdisciplinary research projects. Her on-going research project NEGATE is concerned with how the spread of influential misinformation and manufactured ignorance places pressure on the work of experts in various sectors.

Juha Nurmi

Dark Web Scientist Cyber Intelligence House

Juha Nurmi is the founder and project leader of the Ahmia search engine project. He is the CEO of data mining and security company Dignify, a security researcher, and has been involved in numerous projects funded by both the commercial and government spheres. Juha is also a noted lecturer and public speaker. Juha’s work on Ahmia has been in part sponsored by the Google Summer of Code.

Grab your favourite pitches from Pitch and Catch session of TechBites: Dark side of Technology. On stage:

1. Thomas Olsson, Associate Professor
New Social Research: What If AI Decided on Your Professional Social Network?

2. Antti Perttula, Principal Lecturer, Systems Engineering
Eye from the sky: drones and urban security

3. Henri Pirkkalainen, Assistant Professor (tenure track)
Beaten by technostress

4. Jenni Hokka, Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Data as a human right