Dynamic technological changes in the context of contemporary global challenges were the focus of an international event held at the University of Warsaw in March. The conference “Human Tech Transition: Crises in Mediatized Politics, Society & Economy” was attended by more than 130 scientists from almost thirty countries.

From 14th to 15th March at the University of Warsaw, scientists from around the world discussed the impact of technology on political, social, and economic life. They touched on the growing importance of artificial intelligence, disinformation in wartime, or communication about the climate crisis. The conference “Human Tech Transition: Crises in Mediatized Politics, Society & Economy” was opened by Prof. Alojzy Z. Nowak, the Rector of the University of Warsaw, Tomasz Bratek, the Deputy Mayor of Warsaw, and Prof. Agnieszka Hess, the Vice-President of the Polish Communication Association.


“The extremely rapid development of new media, including immersive media, which deeply engage their users’ senses, poses enormous scientific and social challenges. We discussed them in order to look for a recipe for how to manage the relationship between humans and technology in times of immanent crises, so that the profit and loss account is constantly in the user’s favour,” said Dr Karolina Brylska, vice-director of the Laboratory of Media Studies, University of Warsaw, coordinator and co-originator of the conference.


The debate was accompanied by two workshops: on generative artificial intelligence, and on the CLARIN infrastructure (Common Language Resources & Technology Infrastructure).


The conference was held under the patronage of the International Communication Association, a scholarly society for media and communication.


More information about the event is available on www.htt.events >>