Digital and biological technologies have brought significant changes to human lives, economies, and politics in the 21st century. Many of these changes are driven by technological innovations in Asia.

Our Technology Programme provides a platform for regional and inter-disciplinary dialogue among policymakers, civil society, and academics. Our intent is to introduce issues of ethical governance, human rights, as well as participation and transparency into debates about technology. The programme also seeks to address the question of how it can be ensured that emerging technologies work for the benefit of human society. 

Areas of interest include data protection and privacy, regulation of artificial intelligence, gendered dimensions of technology, bioethics in genetic engineering, and the engagement of digital publics.

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Tech and Covid-19

Global and regional perspectives on digital trends during the crisis


Peace Perspectives on AI and Emerging Technologies

Episode 1: A Conversation on Ethical and Inclusive AI

A conversation with Peter Kua, Head of Data Science at REV Media Group Malaysia and Co-founder of the Disruptive Tech Institute in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia).

Episode 2: In the Service of the People? Southeast Asian Perspectives on AI

A conversation with Mitzi Austero, Programmes Manager of Nonviolence International Southeast Asia (Philippines) and Yunizar Adiputera, Professor at the Department of International Relations, Universitas Gadjah Mada (Indonesia).

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