Physical and digital personas are becoming inseparable, as physical actions are increasingly inferred through information available in Cyberspace. This suggests an urgent need to discuss the concept of ‘the digital person’ as it emerges from rich data on the Internet.
With this in mind, the HAT Community Foundation is bringing together a multidisciplinary group of thought leaders to create an illuminating dialogue between research, policy and practice. The plan is to consider this topic from three perspectives:
- Digital personhood, law, freedom and democracy;
- Value, economics and markets; and
- Data analytics, data science and technology.
Together with Wolfson College Cambridge, it is organising the Wolfson-HAT Annual Symposium on the Digital Person on May 31 at the Lee Hall, Wolfson College Cambridge from 9.30am – 5.30pm. The symposium will be chaired by three eminent professors in the field; Professors John Naughton, Jon Crowcroft and Irene Ng.