Fireside chat : Trust me, I'm a Robot

Datum: 23.08.2017 von 18:30 bis 19:45
Ort: Hotel Alphof "Eventstadl", Dorf 486, 6236 Alpbach, Tirol
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In co-operation between Club Alpbach OÖ and ACADEMIA SUPERIOR and in the context of the European Forum Alpbach on "Conflict & Cooperation", we cordially invite you to a fireside chat:

Robots as nurses, phones that outsmart us, algorithms that learn from their mistakes and genetically transmuted embryos: many things are possible or close to being possible today that we would not have even imagined or would have dismissed as science fiction not long ago.

More and more areas of human life are controlled and guided by technology. How much can, should or do we have to trust in new technologies and intelligent systems? In which areas is artificial intelligence more intelligent than humans? Are we stupid to trust them or stupid not to? Where is confidence in machines important and useful, where is human direction and control necessary? How do smart machines have to be designed so that humans will trust them? How do technological advances in robotics, artificial intelligence and genetics affect fields like medicine, education, society and politics? And, where are the potentials for "conflict and cooperation" in the future coexistence of man and machine?

We are looking forward to discuss these and other questions together with the expert panel and the audience.


6.30 p.m.
Welcome by Mag. Katharina Fernández-Metzbauer, BA, President of Club Alpbach OÖ
Introduction by Vice-Governor of Upper Austria, Dr. Michael Strugl, President of ACADEMIA SUPERIOR

Fireside chat & discussion with
Univ.-Prof. Dr. Markus Hengstschläger (Human Geneticist, Medical University of Vienna, author, Academic Director of ACADEMIA SUPERIOR)
Univ.-Prof. Dr. Sepp Hochreiter (Computer Scientist, Johannes Kepler University Linz, expert on artificial intelligence and deep learning, head of the Institute of Bioinformatics)
Dr. Martina Mara (Media psychologist and communication scientist, Ars Electronica Futurelab, head of the RoboPsychology research division, university lecturer)

7.45 p.m.
End of the event and opportunity for exchanging ideas

No registration required.