About the Humanitech Summit
Civil society organisations are experimenting with frontier technologies to adapt to increasingly complex needs and operating environments. With the help of these tools, we are creating new ways to mobilise people and resources so we can better support communities in need.
At the same time, recent experiences with the uses of data and technology to automate, predict, monitor and target illustrate a host of potential harms. From the rise of the so-called digital welfare state to the rapid introduction of digital solutions in response to COVID-19, we've seen how such tools can expose people and communities to new forms of intrusion, insecurity and inequality.
Our inaugural Humanitech Summit was a collective exploration examining how frontier technologies can be used in ways that benefit people and society. Delivered virtually, the day showcased leading thinkers and practitioners exploring ‘humanity first’ approaches to data and technology through insightful presentations, fireside chats, panels and interactive exercises exploring the burning issues at the intersection of technology and humanity.