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Navigating the White-Water World with Digital Humanism

Publication Type:

Keynote Lecture


ACM/IEEE 26th International Conference on Model-Driven Engineering Languages and Systems


This keynote begins by exploring the profound impact of emergent AI technologies on modeling, ethics, and sustainability, transitioning from narrow technical themes to broader global issues of techno-social systems. It will highlight the potential of emerging technologies of AI, in combination with the “Internet of everything” to reshape not only products and services but also our thinking processes and conceptual frameworks. The earlier “mechanical” automation process has been transformed into “cognitivization”/ “intelligentization.” The ongoing “intelligence wave” has engulfed the world, evoking both awe and fear. As AI technology becomes more and more powerful, the age-old adage applies: “With great power comes great responsibility.” In this talk, the perspective of Digital Humanism will be presented as a way of navigating the contemporary white-water world, driven by the prospect of a more humane and inclusive future. By integrating ethical considerations, sustainable development, and responsible engineering with social aspects it fosters a shared mindset for guiding technology development and policies. In conclusion, some of the activities of the Digital Humanism movement will be outlined.”


author = {Gordana Dodig-Crnkovic},
title = {Navigating the White-Water World with Digital Humanism},
month = {October},
year = {2023},
url = {}