38. Responsible Futures for Quantum Technologies

Zeki Seskir, (ITAS), Karlsruhe Institute of Technology; Luca Possati, Technische Universiteit Delft;

The rapid advancement of quantum technologies has the potential to bring about significant benefits in areas such as computing, communication, and sensing. However, with the emergence of new technologies comes the responsibility to consider the potential ethical, social, and political implications. This open panel seeks to bring together experts from diverse backgrounds to engage in a critical and inclusive discussion on the responsible futures for quantum technologies. The panel aims to address questions such as: (i) What ethical and societal considerations should be taken into account as quantum technologies continue to advance? (ii) How can we ensure that the development and deployment of quantum technologies serve democratic values? (iii) What role can researchers, policymakers, industry leaders, and civil society play in shaping responsible futures for quantum technologies? By fostering an open dialogue, this panel aims to create a space for exploring the diverse perspectives and experiences of stakeholders and to identify opportunities for collaboration in advancing responsible futures for quantum technologies. The panel will be of interest to scholars from a diverse range of backgrounds and disciplines interested in the responsible development and deployment of quantum technologies.

Contact: zeki.seskir@gmail.com, L.M.Possati@tudelft.nl

Keywords: Governance and Public Policy, Information, Computing and Media Technology, Economics, Markets, Value/Valuation, quantum technologies, responsible futures, technology assessment

Published: 04/07/2023