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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22.5. TUESDAY

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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22.5. TUESDAY

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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22.5. TUESDAY

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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23.5. WEDNESDAY

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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23.5. WEDNESDAY

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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23.5. WEDNESDAY

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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