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.

 

Program

 

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!

 

PROGRAM TRACKS

 

22.5. TUESDAY

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.

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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.

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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?

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OMNIREALITY

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?

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23.5. WEDNESDAY

 

 

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?

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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?

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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?

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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?

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INDUSTRY TRACKS

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.

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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.

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EMOTIONALLY INTELLIGENT MACHINES TRACK

 

KATRI SAARIKIVI

University of Helsinki , Cognitive Neuroscientist

DR. YORAM LEVANON

Beyond Verbal Communication Ltd. , CSO

ANNA HAVERINEN

Taiste , Design Anthropologist

AMPLIFIED HUMANS TRACK

HANNES SJÖBLAD

Epicenter Stockholm , Chief Disruption Officer

DANIEL CHAO

Halo Neuroscience , Chief Executive Officer

LAWS OF GROWTH TRACK

GEOFFREY WEST

Santa Fe Institute , Theoretical Physicist

RISTO MIIKKULAINEN

Sentient Technologies , Vice President

SAKU KOSKINEN

Futures Platform , Sales Director

DR. TUOMO KUOSA

Futures Platform , Content Director

FUTURE OF INTELLIGENCE TRACK

NICK BOSTROM

Professor, University of Oxford - Director, Future of Humanity Institute

HARRI VALPOLA

The Curious AI Company , Chief Executive Officer

OMNIREALITY TRACK

MARKKU JUSSILA

Fake Production , Experience Manager, Glue

LIRON ROSENBAUM

Director of Business Development , OrCam Technologies

ALGORITHMIC INEQUALITY TRACK

CATHY O’NEIL

ORCAA , Founder

RISTO MIIKKULAINEN

Sentient Technologies , Vice President

INTELLIGENT SPACE TRACK

DR. ANDREW SIEMION

University of California , Astrophysicist

MAZDAK NASSIR

Space Nation , Co-Founder & CCO

KATJA PRESNAL

Space Nation , CMO

SAFETY IN DIGITAL AGE TRACK

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PÄIVI BRUNOU

Nixu , Security Engineering, Business Unit Lead

MARC-JOHAN KAVANTSAARI

GuardianX , CEO & Founder

MATTI AKSELA

F-Secure , Vice President, Artificial Intelligence

DONNIE WERNER

Ericsson PSIRT , Security Consultant

AI IN MARITIME TRACK

VILLE HULKKO

Silo.AI , Co-Founder & Chief Commercial Officer

JUSSI POIKONEN

Rolls-Royce , AI Development Lead, Remote & Autonomous Operations

MALTE POELMANN

Meyer Turku , Head of Sales and Design

HENRIK RAMM-SCHMIDT

Fleetrange Ltd , CEO and Founder

TOBY WHITE

Wärtsilä , VP Digital Engineering

MODERN MOBILITY TRACK

MINNA ARVE

City of Turku , Mayor

ULLA KOIVUKOSKI

Avanto Ventures , Head of Avanto Ventures India

PETER VESTERBACKA

Lightneer Inc , Co-founder, Brand Breaker

MIKKI INKEROINEN

Kamux Corp , Chief Digital Officer

SONJA HEIKKILÄ

OP Financial Group , Program Director, Mobility Services

HÅKAN SOURANDER

Viking Line , Head of Central Marketing