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03: Human Enhancement Technologies: Amplifying or Reducing Inequality

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Hauptschule
Breakout / Working Group
english language

Technologies facilitate various forms of enhancement in human characteristics (physical, cognitive, emotional, social). “Ordinary” human capabilities are optimised (e.g. neuro-enhancement, robotics, Google Glass, prostheses). A specific fusion of human and artefact takes place and appropriate technological design is critical. This breakout session will focus on the limits of enhanced performance: where do these limits bring more inequality but also a potential for enhancing societal benefit. What fundamental aspects of this development and its design considerations are most important for our future?

Principal Scientist, Philips Research Eindhoven; Professor of Human Interaction with Intelligent Systems, Radboud University, Nijmegen
Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Developmental and Comparative Psychology, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig
Professor, School of Computer Science and Communication, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm
Scientist, Dynamic Transportation Systems, Mobility Department, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH, Vienna
Head, Department of Translational Research, Research and Development, Otto Bock Healthcare Products GmbH, Vienna
Professor of Philosophy, Division of Law and Philosophy, University of Stirling
Professor of Human-Computer Interaction, Center for Human-Computer Interaction, University of Salzburg; Head of Center for Technology Experience, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH, Vienna Chair
Scientist, Center for Technology Experience, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH, Vienna Coordination

Prof. Ph.D. Boris DE RUYTER

Principal Scientist, Philips Research Eindhoven; Professor of Human Interaction with Intelligent Systems, Radboud University, Nijmegen

1995-2006 Senior Scientist, Philips Research Eindhoven
since 2006 Principal Scientist, Philips Research Eindhoven
since 2014 Chair, Human Interaction with Intelligent Systems, Faculty of Social Sciences, Radboud University, Nijmegen

Dr. Robert HEPACH

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Developmental and Comparative Psychology, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig

2008-2009 MRes - Master of Research
2009-2013 PhD - Doctor of Philosophy

Prof. Kristina HÖÖK

Professor, School of Computer Science and Communication, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm

2002 Associate Professor, Computer and System Sciences
2003 Professor, Human-Computer Interaction, Stockholm University, Stockholm
2012 Professor, Interaction Design, KTH - Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan, Stockholm

Dr. Alexandra MILLONIG

Scientist, Dynamic Transportation Systems, Mobility Department, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH, Vienna

2005-2006 Lecturer at Danube University Krems and University of Applied Sciences Technikum Wien
2007-2010 Project assistant & Lecturer at University of Technology, Department of Geoinformation and Cartography, Vienna
2010-2012 Expert advisor, Joint Programming Initiative Urban Europe
since 2012 Lecturer at Danube University Krems and University of Applied Sciences Technikum Wien

Dr. Michael Friedrich RUSSOLD

Head, Department of Translational Research, Research and Development, Otto Bock Healthcare Products GmbH, Vienna

2001-2005 PhD, School of Human Anatomy and Cell Biology, University of Liverpool
2005-2007 Postdoctoral Fellow and Holder of Individual Marie Curie Fellowship, University of Sydney
since 2008 Otto Bock Healthcare Products GmbH
2008-2011 Project Leader, International Research Project, Research and Development, Otto Bock Healthcare Products GmbH, Vienna
2011-2014 Programme Manager, Neurostimulation and Product Development, Research and Development, Otto Bock Healthcare Products GmbH, Vienna
since 2014 Head of Translational Research, Research and Development, Otto Bock Healthcare Products GmbH, Vienna

Prof. Ph.D. Michael WHEELER

Professor of Philosophy, Division of Law and Philosophy, University of Stirling

1995-1999 Junior Research Fellow, Philosophy, Christ Church, University of Oxford
1995-1999 Member, Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford
1995-1999 Fellow, McDonnell-Pew Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience, University of Oxford
1999-2000 Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Philosophy, University of Stirling
2000-2004 Lecturer, Department of Philosophy, University of Dundee
since 2004 Senior Lecturer, Reader, and then Professor of Philosophy, University of Stirling

Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Manfred TSCHELIGI

Professor of Human-Computer Interaction, Center for Human-Computer Interaction, University of Salzburg; Head of Center for Technology Experience, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH, Vienna

1995 Habilitation for Applied Computer Science (Venia Docendi) from the Faculty of Social and Economic Science University of Vienna
1986-2002 Research Associate; Lecturer; Associate Professor; Head of Working Group on Human-Computer Interaction; Institute for Computer Science and Business Informatics (formerly Institute for Applied Computer Science and Information Systems, formerly Institute for Statistics and Informatics), University of Vienna
1995-1996 Professor (C4), Business Informatics, University of Magdeburg, Germany
since 1986 Founder and Director, CURE - Center for Usability Research & Engineering
since 2001 Founder and Managing Partner, USECON - The Usability Consultants GmbH
since 2004 Univ.-Prof., Human-Computer Interaction & Usability, University of Salzburg
2009-2016 Director, Christian Doppler Labor for Contextual Interfaces, University of Salzburg
2011-2014 Academic Director ICT&S - Center for Advanced Studies in Information and Communication Technologies & Society, University of Salzburg
2012-2015 Co-Head, Department of Computer Sciences, University of Salzburg
2013-2016 Head, Business Unit Technology Experience, Innovation Systems Department, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology
since 2015 Director, Center for Human-Computer Interaction, University of Salzburg
since 2017 Head, Center for Technology Experience, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH, Vienna

MMag. Dr. Verena FUCHSBERGER-STAUFER

Scientist, Center for Technology Experience, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology GmbH, Vienna

2008-2013 Studies in Psychology, University of Innsbruck
2010-2012 Project Assistant, ICT&S Center, University of Salzburg
2012-2015 Ph.D. Student, Dissertation on Interrelating Materials Artifacts, Interaction Designers, and Users, Center for Human-Computer Interaction, University of Salzburg
since 2015 Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Center for Human-Computer Interaction, University of Salzburg

Technology Symposium

show timetable

27.08.2015

08:00 - 10:30Technology BrunchSocial
11:00 - 11:10Opening of the Alpbach Technology Symposium 2015Plenary
11:10 - 12:00RTI Policy TalkPlenary
12:00 - 13:30Living with the Machine in the FuturePlenary
14:00 - 15:30Cyber Physical SystemsPlenary
17:45 - 19:15Regional Debate Central Eastern EuropePlenary
19:15 - 21:30Evening ReceptionSocial
19:15 - 21:30Career LoungeSocial

28.08.2015

07:00 - 08:30BioeconomyPlenary
07:00 - 16:00Junior Alpbach – Science and Technology for Young PeopleBreakout
07:00 - 13:00Ö1 Children’s University Alpbach – Science and Technology for KidsBreakout
08:50 - 10:15Complexity SciencePlenary
10:15 - 11:00Lunch Snacks for the Participants of the Breakout SessionSocial
11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 01: 2015: The End of Energy RevolutionBreakout
11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 02: Bio-Economy in Action: National Bio-Economy Strategies in ComparisonBreakout
11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 03: Human Enhancement Technologies: Amplifying or Reducing InequalityBreakout
11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 04: Research Promotion at the Interfaces of Risk, Creativity and MainstreamBreakout
11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 05: Market Upheavals: Challenges and Opportunities for Innovation?Breakout
11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 06: Entrepreneurship: What Can Science Contribute?Breakout
11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 07: Games of InEqualityBreakout
11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 08: Physical Internet: A Seismic Shift for Logistics and MobilityBreakout
11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 09: Dynamics by Heterogeneity: How Economy and Research Profit from DiversityBreakout
11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 10: Energy Transition: Same Goal – Different WaysBreakout
11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 11: Hydrogen and Fuel Cells: A Market Breakthrough Ahead?Breakout
11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 12: A Bright Future? Challenges and Opportunities for LED LightingBreakout
11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 13: Truth and Reality: The Importance of Models in Economy, Science and PhilosophyBreakout
11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 14: Virtual Learning: InEquality in Education?Breakout
18:00 - 19:30Urban Innovators Challenge – Start Up Your CompanyPartner

29.08.2015

07:00 - 08:30MIT and its Media Lab, Special Guest at this Year’s Technology SymposiumPlenary
08:30 - 09:30InEquality: The New Silk RoadPlenary
09:50 - 11:15Art, Design and Architecture as a Laboratory of Digital ModernityPlenary
11:15 - 11:30Closing Statement of the Alpbach Technology SymposiumPlenary
11:30 - 12:00Snack ReceptionSocial