Dr Nicoletta Iacobacci, Global Ethics Catalyst

Dr Nicoletta Iacobacci, Global Ethics Catalyst

Head of Strategy and Future Media at the European Broadcasting Union until November 2014, she earned a Ph.D (summa cum laude) in 2015, focusing on Ethics and Emerging Technologies.

Member of the International Academy of Television Arts and Sciences, she’s a BAFTA guru and a Senior Advisor at Singularity University.

International speaker and event moderator, she has curated five editions of TEDxTransmedia and nine European Broadcasting Union Summits.

On December 2017 she will curate and host the first edition of TEDxCarouge.

Currently, she studies the future, she works on ethics and emerging technologies, she teaches “Emerging Media” at Webster University Geneva and is visiting professor, at Jinan University, in Guangzhou, China, teaching Virtual reality storytelling and VR journalism.

CURRENT FOCUS:

I have investigated and written on the topic of ethics and exponentially growing technologies in both my Ph.D. thesis and in my ongoing book, entitled Exponential Ethics.

Here’s an article I wrote on the subject.

Ethics must keep up with the exponential progress of technology; it must leapfrog and facilitate public debates among influential contemporary thinkers, scientists, artists, engineers, philosophers, and science-
fiction authors.

This will be the most pioneering decade in history.Exponential technologies will lead to exponential innovation.

We should strive to take this journey, conscious of the risks we are facing, and raise a call to action for openly discussing the social repercussions these technologies could have if left only to their “makers”—a call to action to “Reboot Ethics.”

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