SIFT Senior Researcher Sonja Schmer-Galunder participated on a panel at the Austrian Embassy's Research and Innovation Talk 2021 event

SIFT Senior Researcher Sonja Schmer-Galunder participated in a panel discussion with Austria’s minister of Education, Science, and Research at the Research and Innovation Talk 2021 (ARIT) , organized by the Austrian Embassy in Washington D.C. The goal of this event is to foster American-Austrian collaborations and knowledge exchange by discussing how technological innovation can help address global challenges. 

Schmer-Galunder discussed cultural values and assumptions, how they are reflected in technological innovation, and the importance of building community-based, fair, and humane technology that meets broad community needs.