Surprisingly, the debate on digital transformations and societal challenges takes place as if they were different, or even opposite, processes.
Technological innovations are often regarded either as opportunities to facilitate peoples’ lives and improve their access to information and consumer goods, or as threats of alienation and atomisation of individuals, especially for their enormous impact on the working world and for the ethical and identity concerns generated by artificial intelligence.
Societal challenges are compartmented into isolated sections such as food shortage, pollution, poverty or ageing searching global solutions that may use digital technologies, but focus mainly on the delegation of power and strategy for transformation.
However, beyond all appearances, digital revolutions translated into an increasing access of individuals to decision-making power and in this sense they favour flexibility, versatility and diversity. They are therefore in contradiction with social logics based on power delegation and open up new perspectives, not only for the markets, but also for the social organisation in general. There is no tension from the land management standpoint, i.e., between digital revolutions and social decision-making processes, but between formal accessibility to digital resources and critical comprehension of the integrated nature of societal challenges, including digital processes.
This seminar is intended to foster debate and promote interaction between the 4.0 revolution and the desired “5.0 society” and also reinforce citizenship and critical awareness. It will be a reflection on the responsibilities of researchers, the industry, the entrepreneurial world, education and societal organisations under the paradigm of coexistence between technology and humanities.
This conference will be held in the Doutor José Bayolo Pacheco de Amorim lecture hall at the IPT campus in Tomar on 24 October 2018 at 2:30 pm.
2:30 - Opening
• The IPT: a history of integration between humanities, technologies and management, João Coroado, Vice-Chancellor of the IPT
• Technologies, Management and the IPT-UNESCO Chair in Humanities and Integrated Landscape Management, Chair Coordinator, Luiz Oosterbeek, Instituto Politécnico de Tomar
2:50 - Conference I4.0: Industry, People and Augmented Reality,
Nuno Madeira, Instituto Politécnico de Tomar, Luís Martins, IT People
3:10 - Presentations
• The 4.0 revolution in arts, heritage, engineering and management, Catalin Balescu, National Art University (Bucharest), Dragos Gheorghiu, National Art University (Bucharest), Luís Oliveira, Instituto Politécnico de Tomar
Francisco Carvalho, Instituto Politécnico de Tomar
4:15 - Debate - Moderation by Rita Anastácio
4:45 - Coffee Break
5:00 - Conference
• The role of human and social sciences in addressing the 21st century challenges, Erika M. Robrahn-González
5:20 - Round Table, Moderation by Ana Paula Machado
• Humanities and Technologies - interaction challenges
Luiz Oosterbeek (Instituto Politécnico de Tomar)
Natércia Santos (Instituto Politécnico de Tomar)
Henrique Mourisca, Softinsa
Luís Curvelo, Compta
6:00 - Closing Session
Organised by: Instituto Politécnico de Tomar, IPT-UNESCO Chair in Humanities and Integrated Landscape Management
Coordinated by: Luiz Oosterbeek, Nuno Madeira, Erika M. Robrahn-González