Vol. 1 No. 1 (2020): Data Science, Artificial Intelligence and Health

Our duty towards society

Mário Amorim Lopes
INESC TEC and Faculty of Engineering - U.Porto

Published 2020-11-27

How to Cite

Lopes, M. A. (2020). Our duty towards society. INESC TEC Science&Society, 1(1), 22–23. Retrieved from https://science-society.inesctec.pt/index.php/inesctecesociedade/article/view/26


Science serves or should serve a greater duty — that of improving the economic and social conditions of humanity. To achieve this, science and scientists, most of all, need to have a voice in the discussion of Public Policies, which carry decisions that influence the economic and social outcomes. Public Policies based on the best evidence available and in an open and rich discussion are our best assurance to a more prosperous society — but for this to be possible, the scientific community must join the discussion.