In this Virtual Colloquium session, Zeki Seskir will focus on the ongoing discussions on value-embedding into the products and processes of the second quantum revolution, combined under the umbrella term quantum technologies (QT). QT is considered by many as a nascent field, filled with great opportunities and grave risks for society. With the lessons learned from what is happening in the A.I. field, there is a general feeling of “doing it right this time around” in the QT community. One means of this is proposed as ethics by design approach and value-embedding starting from an early phase of the technology development. This talk aims to open up the role of arts in this process to question and provide some examples from the QT field on how art-science interaction is being utilized for practical purposes in outreach and research.
Zeki Seskir is a doctoral researcher at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) – Institute for Technology Assessment and Systems Analysis (ITAS) and coordinator of the project “QuTec: Quantum Technology Innovations for Society.” He conducts landscaping studies on quantum technologies (QT), education and outreach research in QT, and conceptual exploration for ELSA research for QT to be utilized in technology assessment capabilities. He was a co-coordinator of the project “Quantum Technologies Education for Everyone [QuTE4E]” organized within the QTEdu CSA under the Quantum Flagship, and QTurkey, a local branch of QWorld, a global NGO operating in quantum education and outreach. His background is in Science and Technology Policy Studies (STPS) and quantum information science. His research interests cover a wide range of topics from quantum games to innovation ecosystems.
The Virtual Colloquium this semester is organized in cooperation with Goethe-Institut’s Studio Quantum. The Zoom link to join the Virtual Colloquium will be the same for all sessions: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/82954605489?pwd=VP3XBDzVogeuQtLWaXbWEFpm9ObxiQ.1Meeting-ID: 829 5460 5489Kenncode: 079532