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Publication: Participation and Privacy Perception in Virtual Environments: The Role of Sense of Community, Culture and Gender between Italian and Turkish
Publication: Participation and Privacy Perception in Virtual Environments: The Role of Sense of Community, Culture and Gender between Italian and Turkish This research examines the relationship between our sense of community, participation and privacy in the online era. Using data from survey respondents in Italy and Turkey, the paper explores whether these perceptions differ according…
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The Project
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Calls for Projects
STIMUL PROJECTS To enlarge the communities of social, computational and complexity scientists, FuturICT 2.0 is adopting the instrument of jointly-supervised STIMUL (Short TIme MULti-disciplinary) projects. A number of small STIMUL calls for short multi-disciplinary projects (3 to 9 months) has been launched, starting from October 2017. STIMUL projects requirements 1)The submitted project should involve: A junior…
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Partners
The FuturICT 2.0 consortium consists of 12 partners with different background and expertise belonging to 7 European Countries: Italy, Switzerland, France, Latvia, Romania, Belgium, Estonia. The project is coordinated by Mario Paolucci of the Institute of Cognitive Sciences and Technologies (ISTC-CNR) of Italy.     [caption id="attachment_199" align="alignleft" width="150"] Institute of Cognitive Sciences and Technologies of…
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About FuturICT 2.0

Large scale experiments and simulations for the second generation of FuturICT FuturICT 2.0 is an international European Project funded under the FLAG-ERA Joint Transnational Call (JTC) 2016. It started in February 2017 and will have a duration of three years.

THE CHALLENGE

To manage scarce resources and support endangered people and communities, powerful global information systems need to be built, based on big data and artificial intelligence. Digitization implies a massive structural change in the global economy, which will cause significant levels of unemployment unless economic systems are reformed. The potential misuse of Big Data and AI technologies cannot be ignored as it might generate a creeping authoritarianism and gradual erosion of the privacy rights and civil liberties of individuals. We need to make significant progress towards understanding and managing complex, global, interactive systems.

OUR GOAL

FuturICT 2.0 will bring together a large array of the best academic minds in fields such as social science, complexity science and computational science. With jointly-supervised research projects, traditional workshops, exchanges, and meetings, the project will bring together the latest, bleeding-edge knowledge in areas such as big data, artificial intelligence, agent-based simulation, the Internet of Things, blockchain technology, and complexity science. This interdisciplinary approach will lay the theoretical and organizational foundations for the digital economy of the future.

HOW WE PURSUE IT

FuturICT 2.0 will promote disruptive innovation to tackle the main challenges of modern society towards a more resilient and adaptive society. We will harness emerging knowledge in order to address urgent global challenges. How?
  • Using disruptive innovation to tackle existential threats such as resource shortages, climate change, economic dislocation and technology-driven unemployment
  • Developing a new, nuanced and multifaceted financial incentive system to promote a circular, sharing economy and achieve social goals collaboratively
  • Adopting a decentralized and collaborative approach, involving methods such community-based decision-making, crowdsourcing and citizen science, to adapt to social needs and address unforeseen societal challenges
Smart technology + smart citizens = the economy of the future
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Challenges
  Challenge 1 Bridge ICT & Social Sciences: Creating and reinforcing synergies between ICT and the Social Sciences: this is the first challenge of the FuturICT 2.0 project. In an era of grand social challenges, the integration of these two areas has become a necessity for facilitating a fruitful co-evolution of Information and Communication Technology…
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Bridge ICT & Social Sciences:
Creating and reinforcing synergies between ICT and the Social Sciences: this is the first challenge of the FuturICT 2.0 project. In an era of grand social challenges, the integration of these two areas has become a necessity for facilitating a fruitful co-evolution of Information and Communication Technology systems and Society. Within FuturICT 2.0, data from…
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Simulations & Experiments:
To provide an operational, effective example of how the mixed ICT/Social Simulation approach could radically transform research on society, FuturICT 2.0 will launch a new, ICT-based way of doing research in the social sciences. We will integrate (online) experiments and computer simulations, working together towards a more resilient and adaptive society. The ultimate goal is…
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Finance 4.0:
FuturICT 2.0 will pursue disruptive innovation by addressing the main social problems at their root: lack of sustainability. To this aim, we propose a model called Finance 4.0: a circular and sharing economy that would allow a high quality of life for more people with less resources. The finance 4.0 system is liberal, democratic, pluralistic,…
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