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Presented at the GI Forum 2021 on behalf of the GeoDem Jean Monnet initiative: Geography democracy, European citizenship in a digital age
The presentation deals with opportunities and challenges presented by Digital Geography.

Presented at the GI Forum 2021 on behalf of the GeoDem Jean Monnet initiative: Geography democracy, European citizenship in a digital age
The presentation deals with opportunities and challenges presented by Digital Geography.

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  1. 1. 619917-EPP-1-2020-1-BE-EPPJMO-SUPPA Geography, Democracy, European citizenship and the digital age developing, sharing and promoting Digital Geography a panel discussion – part 1 Karl Donert, Project Coordinator
  2. 2. 619917-EPP-1-2020-1-BE-EPPJMO-SUPPA Digital Geography
  3. 3. 619917-EPP-1-2020-1-BE-EPPJMO-SUPPA Digital Geography
  4. 4. 619917-EPP-1-2020-1-BE-EPPJMO-SUPPA Digital Geography
  5. 5. 619917-EPP-1-2020-1-BE-EPPJMO-SUPPA Digital Geography
  6. 6. 619917-EPP-1-2020-1-BE-EPPJMO-SUPPA Background • GeoDem connects Geography, democracy, European citizenship and the digital age • geo-technology and European policies • open data empowering citizens - Spatial Citizenship • connecting Spatial Thinking and Global Understanding
  7. 7. 619917-EPP-1-2020-1-BE-EPPJMO-SUPPA Jean Monnet Award • European geopolitical issues - climate change - sustainable development - migration and the environment • improving education in Europe • address employability and • digital competences
  8. 8. 619917-EPP-1-2020-1-BE-EPPJMO-SUPPA Digital Space and the Digital Citizen
  9. 9. 619917-EPP-1-2020-1-BE-EPPJMO-SUPPA Emerging Digital Spaces (Cope, 2011)
  10. 10. 619917-EPP-1-2020-1-BE-EPPJMO-SUPPA • establishing standards (in law) – ethical and responsible society • dealing with challenges concerning emergent technologies • growth in computing power • doing much more behind the scenes – deep learning Context: Digital Geography
  11. 11. 619917-EPP-1-2020-1-BE-EPPJMO-SUPPA • open data opportunities • potential for citizen science – grassroots action • Artificial Intelligence plays a growing role in the way that governments and public institutions operate • also the way in which citizens interact and participate in the democratic process Digital Geography Opportunities
  12. 12. 619917-EPP-1-2020-1-BE-EPPJMO-SUPPA • increased democratic engagement for citizens • dilemma of assisted technologies - like autonomous vehicles • better decision making …… • but in the nature of challenges it is necessity to leave essential decision- making to humans and not to mathematical models!! Digital Geography Opportunities
  13. 13. 619917-EPP-1-2020-1-BE-EPPJMO-SUPPA • really important issues concerning rights and responsibilities eg Artificial Intelligence • AI is already with us – changing the information that we receive, the choices that we make, and the ways in which our societies function • We need to ensure that the use of digital technology and data driven research promotes and protects our standards for society - need for regulation and standards Digital Geography Challenges
  14. 14. 619917-EPP-1-2020-1-BE-EPPJMO-SUPPA Examples: i) Surveillance and privacy – profiling (health, job selection, evidence in courts, consumers) ii) Power = Rights / Justice – need for transparency iii) Digital as a tool for social movement - digital protest – defend freedom of expression (journalism) - at the same time promote the control of hatred and terrorism – open Internet (access for all) – dangers of cyber war iv) Protecting our culture and heritage Digital Geography Challenges
  15. 15. 619917-EPP-1-2020-1-BE-EPPJMO-SUPPA • There already exist norms, regulations and laws = but need to be implemented = who polices them = in Europe, globally? • Council of Europe has set up an ad hoc Committee – exploring the challenge of issues like intelligent politics – influencing elections, policy and politicians • drafting of the first global treaty on AI • Point of contact is the Digital Citizen Digital Geography Challenges
  16. 16. 619917-EPP-1-2020-1-BE-EPPJMO-SUPPA Digital Geography

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