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How Computer Science Risks to Lose Its Innocence, and Should Attempt to Take Responsibility
Karl Aberer
EPFL

Computer science is playing a driving role in transforming today’s society through information technology. In this transformation we observe power shifts increasingly strengthening centralised organisations, which are negatively perceived by many people. We outline technical questions that computer science should pay attention to in order to enable individuals in preserving their interest and to take meaningful decisions based on reliable information.