Guillermo Garrido-Lestache

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What if your shopping were delivered by drones? [Science and Technology Podcast]

Updated on 02 June 2016 Written by Lieve Van Woensel and Guillermo Garrido-Lestache, With the proliferation of drones and their capacity to increase the efficiency and precision of multiple tasks, in what ways could they become a driving force for the European economy and society? Known as Remotely Piloted Air Systems (RPAS) or Unmanned Aerial … Continue reading

How the collaborative internet and 3D printing might change the EU

Written by Guillermo Garrido-Lestache and Nera Kuljanic, Background Internet-related technologies are already shaping the world in previously inconceivable ways. The collaborative economy, big/open data, crypto-currencies and additive manufacturing (such as 3D printing) are just some of these technologies, and their potential to change the world, our lives and society as we know them were explored … Continue reading

Science meets Parliaments

Written by Nera Kuljanic and Guillermo Garrido-Lestache On 15 September 2015 the Science and Technology Options Assessment (STOA) Panel of the European Parliament (EP) will be co-hosting, together with the Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Commission, an event entitled ‘Science meets Parliaments’. This event will mark the launch of two similar initiatives aiming … Continue reading

‘What if …?’, an EPRS publication on techno-scientific issues for non-experts

Written by Lieve Van Woensel and Guillermo Garrido-Lestache This year the European Parliamentary Research Service (EPRS) launched a new series of publications on techno-scientific trends and how these could change our lives. The first selection of ten techno-scientific trends was compiled in a single publication entitled ‘Ten technologies which could change our lives – Potential impacts … Continue reading

Assistive technologies: enabling humans or disabling societies?

Written by Lieve Van Woensel and Guillermo Garrido-Lestache   On 23 June 2015 the Science and Technology Options Assessment Panel (STOA) hosted a workshop on assistive technologies entitled ‘Robots: enabling the disabled or disabling the abled?‘ The workshop’s Chair, MEP Ádám Kósa, who requested the Scientific Foresight project on assistive technologies, opened the discussion with a specially … Continue reading

STOA Workshop ‘Robots: enabling the disabled or disabling the abled?’

Workshop hashtag: #STOAbility STOA website & registration Live-streaming Written by Lieve Van Woensel and Guillermo Garrido-Lestache On Tuesday, 23 June 2015, the STOA Panel will host a workshop entitled ‘Robots: enabling the disabled or disabling the abled?’ Taking place from 14:30 to 17:00 in room 4Q1 of the József Antall building, the workshop will be chaired … Continue reading

Video clips on mass surveillance and citizen rights

Written by Peter Ide-Kostic and Guillermo Garrido-Lestache Everything you need to know about your IT protection explained in two short videos: – Video 1: Risks, Opportunities and Mitigation Strategies – Video 2: Technology foresight, options for longer term security and privacy improvements After the accusations by Edward Snowden in 2013 concerning the illicit use of … Continue reading

Debate on how technologies could change our lives

Written by Guillermo Garrido-Lestache On Tuesday the 17th of March, the EPRS Library Reading Room hosted the launch event for the publication “Ten technologies which could change our lives“, written by the Scientific Foresight Unit (STOA). The event featured the presence of Ms Eva Kaili, MEP and STOA Vice-Chair, as moderator, as well as three speakers … Continue reading

First EP Scientific Foresight Publication Launch Event

Written by Lieve Van Woensel and Guillermo Garrido-Lestache The first EPRS publication by the Scientific Foresight Service, ‘Ten technologies which could change our lives‘, which will be launched at an event on Tuesday 17 March 2015 from 18:00 to 19:30 hours at the EPRS Library Reading Room (ASP 05D). The event is co-hosted by the … Continue reading

The Ebola Outbreak: Lessons learned

Written by Guillermo Garrido-Lestache On 4 March 2015, the European Parliament’s Science and Technology Options Assessment (STOA) Panel hosted a workshop on ‘The Ebola Outbreak: Challenges and Perspectives.’ Research scientists, field workers and disease surveillance and prevention experts met with Members of the European Parliament to consider the lessons learned from the ongoing Ebola outbreak, … Continue reading

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