of the International Expert-Conference on Human Rights of older Persons
12. & 13. November 2018, Ringturm, Vienna
Day 1: Robotics & Automation – Implications for Human Rights
Opportunities for the digital age in the context of ageing
Speaker: Sandra Huenchuan
Technology and ageing share common aspects --> change the forms of work and organization of a society
- The demographic aging can accelerate the adoption of technology (decrease in the economically active population)
- Opportunities to improve the living conditions of the older persons (health, education, e-government)
- Changes in the demand of goods and services modify the needs of some occupations (doctors, care, personal attention)
The Importance of New Technologies for Older Persons and Family Caregivers in Germany
Speaker: Matthias von Schwanenflügel
The Importance of New Technologies for Older Persons and Family Caregivers in Germany - where do we stand today?
Robots as Helpers
The ESRC Human Rights, Big Data and Technology Project
Referentin: Lorna McGregor
- How are human rights impacted by big data and artificial intelligence?
- What should the regulatory responses be?
- What does an oversight and accountability framework and the right to an effective remedy look like in this space?
Why Adaptability, Affordability, and Autonomy are Important Considerations for Rehabilitation Robots and Assistive Technology for 21st Century Older Adults?
Speaker: Michelle Johnson
Consequence of Age and Diseases
- About 700 million people, or 10 per cent of the world’s population, are >60 age
- By 2050, the # of older persons will have doubled reaching 20%
- ...often leads to...disability and decreased independence
- Major factors causing disabilities world wide