Esther Paniagua

freelance journalist

Esther Paniagua is an award-winning science and tech journalist. She writes for the main newspapers and popular science magazines in Spain, such as El País, El Mundo, National Geographic, Muy Interesante, Ethic or Xataka - as well as for international publications such as Cancer World.

During the last 10 years, in her current position and previously as the chief editor of MIT Technology Review (Spanish edition), Esther has been following and analyzing the evolution of technologies such as big data and artificial intelligence as well as their ethical and societal impact. She a member of We The Humans, a think tank promoting multidisciplinary debate on the ethical and social challenges of new technologies (particularly AI). She is also promoting initiatives for a better reporting on such issues and for the public awareness.

Esther has been named Spanish Science Writer of the Year (2017) and she has been finalist of the European Science Writer of the Year award by the ABSW. She is also winner of the Roche Institute Foundation Prize (2018) and winner of the Vodafone Journalism Award (2017), among other prizes. She is the author of publications like Business Model Disruption and Big Data: the power of Data. She is also a Global Shaper by the World Economic Forum and an Aspen Institute alumni.

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