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Helga Nowotny

Senior Visiting Fellow

Florence School of Transnational Governance

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Helga Nowotny

Senior Visiting Fellow

Florence School of Transnational Governance

Biography

Helga Nowotny is Professor emerita of Science and Technology Studies, ETH Zurich and founding member and former President of the European Research Council.

She has held teaching and research positions at universities and research institutions several countries in Europe and continues to be actively engaged in research and innovation policy at European and international level. Among other, she is currently member of the Board of Trustees of the Falling Walls Foundation, Berlin, Vice-President of the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meetings, a member of the Austrian Council for Research and Technology Development and Visiting Professor at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. She received multiple honorary doctorates including from the University of Oxford and the Weizmann Institute of Science in Israel.

Her latest publication “In AI we Trust. Power, Illusion and Control of Predictive Algorithms” has been published by Polity Press in September 2021, LUISS University Press published the Italian version, Le macchine di Dio. Gli algoritmi predittivi e l'illusione del controllo, in May 2022.

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