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.

 

The program will be gradually released during the spring.

 

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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eSENSES

Track to be released soon…

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

Track to be released soon…

SAFETY IN DIGITAL AGE

Track to be released soon…

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

DR. TUOMO KUOSA

Futures Platform , Content Director

SAKU KOSKINEN

Futures Platform , Sales 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

More tracks and speakers to be released soon! In the mean while, read more about Emotionally Intelligent Machines, Amplified Humans, Laws of Growth and Future of Intelligence tracks.