Pub Philosophy: Information and Big Data

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George Orwell’s maxim ‘Big Brother is watching you’ seems to become truer by the day…

But what are the philosophical dilemmas raised from living in a world where big data is increasingly impacting on our everyday lives?

No academic or philosophical background is necessary, only an appetite for enquiry. Everybody has an opinion and this is your chance to find yours! You will be encouraged to put forward your point of view without fear.

Just turn up and enjoy!
Sunday, 4th March 2018    6:00pm - 9:30pm
Barbican Tube / Farringdon Train Station
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The Plan

Your host will meet you at 6.00pm at the Crown Tavern where a room will be reserved for us upstairs. Although this is not a ‘dinner’ event, food is available at the pub and you’ll be free to order there if you wish.

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As governments struggle to keep pace with technology, we’ll debate the delicate balance between the benefits that data analytics bring, and the ethical and privacy risks they pose. Join your laughably under-qualified host as, we ask such fundamental questions as…
Who owns information about me?
Do I have a right to be forgotten?
If you’d done nothing wrong, do you have anything to hide?

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