Responsible use of technology
More recently, at the first Copenhagen Techfestival in 2017, Lars Thinggaard, Milestone’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO), and Bjørn Skou Eilertsen, Chief Technical Officer (CTO), took part in a think tank together with 150 thinkers from around the world. The thought leaders created the Copenhagen Letter that was presented at the close of the eventwith this clear and solid message
Through this initiative, Milestone wants to amplify the language in the Copenhagen Letter and change the way everyone involved with technology development addresses and thinks about digital ethics and digital innovation.
As a leader in the global video technology industry, Milestone recognized the importance of taking a stan on the rising issue of technology governance. At Techfestival 2019, Bjørn Skou Eilertsen, challenged the audience to put the letter’s message into practice, “we need a framework that helps us to think clearly and critically about the consequences of digital innovation. We need a language that addresses today’s issues, and not a language that was designed for yesterday’s problems. We need to start an open and public conversation about the power of technology.”
With our global network of partners, Milestone brings tremendous power of innovation to society. We understand that with this power, comes responsibility to build technologies from trust so that we create fair and transparent societies.
Together, we can shape this innovation to ensure a better quality of life for us all.
To demonstrate our commitment to theCopenhagen Letter’s call to “replace empty rhetoric with a commitment to real action,” at MIPS 2019 we announced the Copenhagen Clause. The Copenhagen Clause is a new section that we added to our EULA effective June 19th, 2019.
By including the Copenhagen Clause in our agreements, Milestone is encouraging our partners to involve themselves in the important discussion on responsible use of technology, to sign the Copenhagen Letter and adopt the Copenhagen Clause in their own agreements. Together with our partners, we want to make a positive impact on the world and “leave our garden patch, a little greener than we found it.”
It’s time to take responsibility for the technology we are creating.