It’s the age of the algorithm and we have arrived unprepared - Cathy O’neil
THEME OF SHIFT 2018 – REDEFINING NORMAL
SHIFT brings forth visionaries of artificial intelligence, algorithmic decision making, emotional AI, space, cybersecurity and neurotech for an open dialogue around ethics, impact and future development.
We want to both challenge and encourage you to change the way you see the world and your everyday life and work. It is time to redefine normal.
Join us as we discuss a plan for action.
The festival features 8 program tracks and 2 industry tracks, in addition to several side events, networking sessions as well as art, music and after parties.
NOTE: There will be security checks performed at the entrance(s). Every time you enter the event premises, you will be screened!
- FUTURE OF INTELLIGENCE
As machines are getting smarter, the development of AI creates new paths for both business and society. There are, however, many unsolved problems and ethical dilemmas that demand our attention.
Machines are getting smarter day by day, and we need to set the rules before it’s too late.Learn more
- EMOTIONALLY INTELLIGENT MACHINES
Humans tend to think emotion is the last bastion separating man and machine. At the moment, computer can recognize emotions from speech better than a fellow human and robots replicate facial expressions accurately. Soon we might have machines emulating, and even truly feeling, human emotions.
Learn what will happen to society and business when machines start to care.Learn more
- AMPLIFIED HUMANS
Neuro-, bio- and integrated technologies will push human evolution to a whole new level. Following the rapid development, several ethical and societal dilemmas arise.
Who has access and is allowed to use such devices? What will happen to equality when only the rich can afford new technologies?Learn more
Humans have created alternative realities – mythologies, folklore, religions, sci-fi fantasies – throughout the history. The means to communicate and experience these realities are moving on to even more integrated experiences in virtual or alternative realities.
Will it be normal in a few years to talk about virtual realities as real as the physical one? How will our own senses adapt if we start to live in virtual realities where the physical laws are not binding us anymore?Learn more
- LAWS OF GROWTH
This track concentrates on what nature and biology can teach us about sustainable growth.
Would the brilliant growth strategies and laws of nature apply to business, technology and urbanisation also?Learn more
- ALGORITHMIC INEQUALITY
In this track, SHIFT welcomes you to the dark side of big data, to shed light on the (often malicious) rigging and bias the system holds within.
Have we arrived unprepared in the age of the algorithm?Learn more
- INTELLIGENT SPACE
We are on our way to becoming an extraterrestrial species but are we flying to the Moon, Mars or somewhere farther away?
Will we be conquering anything at all – or rather on our explorations find a matching or superior extraterrestrial intelligence? What could we learn from it?Learn more
- SAFETY IN DIGITAL AGE
Safety in the digital age we are living in, is a double-edged sword. Technology can guarantee our safety in ways we never thought possible, but paradoxically at the same time, the solutions also make us vulnerable in new ways we struggle to predict.
How much of our privacy are we ready to sacrifice for safety? And how do we make sure that the technology that increases our safety, is itself safe & secure?Learn more
- 22.5. AI IN MARITIME
As the amount of data produced and collected from vessels of all kinds grows increasingly, AI will soon be the only entity able to handle it all, not to mention the role it plays in the machination and control of autonomous ships. We bring together these two fields to bring the booming digitalisation progress of the maritime industry to a whole new level.Learn more
- 23.5. MODERN MOBILITY
We are witnessing a radical shift in how people get from Point A to Point B. The future of mobility will be frictionless, automated and personalized and it will affect us all.
Let us nerd-out and discuss the implications.Learn more
City of Turku , Mayor
Avanto Ventures , Head of Avanto Ventures India
Lightneer Inc , Co-founder, Brand Breaker
Kamux Corp , Chief Digital Officer
OP Financial Group , Program Director, Mobility Services
Viking Line , Head of Central Marketing