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Living with the Machine in the Future

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Erwin-Schrödinger-Saal
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Machines exert ever more influence on our lives. In the era of Industry 4.0 intelligent, globally linked machines not only enter our factory buildings but also move into our homes in the form of useful robots and 3D printers. At the same time, digital assistants tell us about our environment or even the whole world. What does that mean for our lives?

Head of Corporate Research and Technology, Festo AG & Co KG, Esslingen
Professor of Cognitive and Computer Science, Bernard M. Gordon Senior Faculty Fellow, Adjunct Professor of Psychology and Director, Human-Robot Interaction Laboratory, Department of Computer Science, School of Engineering, Tufts University, Medford, MA
Professor for Autonomous Systems and Director, Institute of Robotics and Intelligent Systems, ETH - Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich
Technical Advisor for Complex IT Solutions and Technical Director S&D in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland, IBM Deutschland GmbH, Ehningen
Chief Executive Officer, DIE ZEIT; Managing Director, DvH Medien GmbH

Dr. Peter POST

Head of Corporate Research and Technology, Festo AG & Co KG, Esslingen

 Prof. Dr. Peter Post started his professional career with an apprenticeship as a toolmaker, and continued his studies to get a degree in mechanical engineering at the University of Siegen, Germany. He finished his work as research assistant in Siegen with a doctoral degree. Since 1989 he is working at Festo AG & Co. KG in Esslingen/Germany in several functions in R&D. Since 2008 he is in charge of corporate research and technology. He is an active member in several scientific networks and clusters for applied research in production and manufacturing within Germany (e. g. Industry 4.0) and Europe (e. g. Manufuture, EFFRA).

Ph.D. Ph.D. Matthias SCHEUTZ

Professor of Cognitive and Computer Science, Bernard M. Gordon Senior Faculty Fellow, Adjunct Professor of Psychology and Director, Human-Robot Interaction Laboratory, Department of Computer Science, School of Engineering, Tufts University, Medford, MA

 Professor in Cognitive and Computer Science in the Department of Computer Science at Tufts and an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Psychology at Tufts University as well as the School of Informatics and Computing at Indiana University.
 He is also the Bernard M. Gordon Senior Faculty Fellow in Engineering and Director of the Human-Robot Interaction Laboratory at Tufts.
 He earned a Ph.D. in Philosophy from the University of Vienna in 1995 and a Joint Ph.D. in Cognitive Science and Computer Science from Indiana University Bloomington in 1999.
 His research focuses on complex cognitive and affective robots with natural language capabilities for natural human-robot interaction and most recently on developing computational mechanisms for endowing robots with rudimentary moral competence.

Dr. Roland Yves SIEGWART

Professor for Autonomous Systems and Director, Institute of Robotics and Intelligent Systems, ETH - Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich

Master, Mechanical Engineering, ETH Zurich - Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich Research and Teaching Assistant, Turbomachinery Lab (Prof. Gyarmathy), ETH Zurich - Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich Lecturer, Turbomachinery, Technical University (HTL), Zurich Research and Teaching Assistant, Institute of Mechanics (Prof. Schweitzer), ETH Zurich - Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich PhD, Mechanical Engineering, ETH Zurich - Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich Post-Doc, CDR - Center of Design and Research, Stanford University, California Senior Scientist and Lecturer, Institute of Robotics, ETH Zurich - Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich Vice-President Research & Development, MECOS Traxler AG Associate / Full Professor in Microengineering, EPFL - École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne Vice Dean, School of Engineering (STI), EPFL - École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne Visiting Professor, NASA Ames and Stanford University, California Full Professor for Autonomous Systems, ETH Zurich - Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich Vice President Research and Corporate Relations, ETH Zurich - Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich
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Ingolf WITTMANN

Technical Advisor for Complex IT Solutions and Technical Director S&D in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland, IBM Deutschland GmbH, Ehningen

 Studied computer science and business administration and started his professional career as Unix system engineer at Nixdorf.
 In 1990 he joined IBM starting as AIX marketeer following the IBM classical career as Unix sales representative, solutions sales manager, and different national and international technical director positions. Ingolf is now the Technical Director for IBM DACH (Germany, Austria, and Switzerland). He is member of the DACH Technical Leadership Team and is responsible for the profession development cross organization.
 Since 2007 Ingolf is the chairman of the department "IT Infrastructure & Digital Office" in the German Association for Information Technology, Telecommunications and New Media (BITKOM).

Dr. Rainer ESSER

Chief Executive Officer, DIE ZEIT; Managing Director, DvH Medien GmbH

Trainee with Deutsche Bank AG in Hannover Law Studies in Munich, Geneva and London Master of Law the University of Gerogia in Athens, USA Second Legal State Examination Education as Editor at Deutsche Journalistenschule (German Journalists School) in Munich Lawyer at the international law offices Nörr, Stiefenhofer & Lutz, Munich and PhD in International Law at the University of Regensburg Editor in Chief at Bertelsmann International, Munich (Spotlight, Ecoute, ECOS and ADESSO) Managing Director of Main-Post Publishing House, Würzburg CEO of DIE ZEIT
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Technology Symposium

show timetable

27.08.2015

08:00 - 10:30 Technology Brunch Social
11:00 - 11:10 Opening of the Alpbach Technology Symposium 2015 Plenary
11:10 - 12:00 RTI Policy Talk Plenary
12:00 - 13:30 Living with the Machine in the Future Plenary
14:00 - 15:30 Cyber Physical Systems Plenary
17:45 - 19:15 Regional Debate Central Eastern Europe Plenary
19:15 - 21:30 Career Lounge Social
19:15 - 21:30 Evening Reception Social

28.08.2015

07:00 - 13:00 Ö1 Children’s University Alpbach – Science and Technology for Kids Breakout
07:00 - 16:00 Junior Alpbach – Science and Technology for Young People Breakout
07:00 - 08:30 Bioeconomy Plenary
08:50 - 10:15 Complexity Science Plenary
10:15 - 11:00 Lunch Snacks for the Participants of the Breakout Session Social
11:00 - 16:00 Breakout Session 11: Hydrogen and Fuel Cells: A Market Breakthrough Ahead? Breakout
11:00 - 16:00 Breakout Session 03: Human Enhancement Technologies: Amplifying or Reducing Inequality Breakout
11:00 - 16:00 Breakout Session 14: Virtual Learning: InEquality in Education? Breakout
11:00 - 16:00 Breakout Session 02: Bio-Economy in Action: National Bio-Economy Strategies in Comparison Breakout
11:00 - 16:00 Breakout Session 01: 2015: The End of Energy Revolution Breakout
11:00 - 16:00 Breakout Session 06: Entrepreneurship: What Can Science Contribute? Breakout
11:00 - 16:00 Breakout Session 07: Games of InEquality Breakout
11:00 - 16:00 Breakout Session 13: Truth and Reality: The Importance of Models in Economy, Science and Philosophy Breakout
11:00 - 16:00 Breakout Session 10: Energy Transition: Same Goal – Different Ways Breakout
11:00 - 16:00 Breakout Session 09: Dynamics by Heterogeneity: How Economy and Research Profit from Diversity Breakout
11:00 - 16:00 Breakout Session 08: Physical Internet: A Seismic Shift for Logistics and Mobility Breakout
11:00 - 16:00 Breakout Session 05: Market Upheavals: Challenges and Opportunities for Innovation? Breakout
11:00 - 16:00 Breakout Session 12: A Bright Future? Challenges and Opportunities for LED Lighting Breakout
11:00 - 16:00 Breakout Session 04: Research Promotion at the Interfaces of Risk, Creativity and Mainstream Breakout
18:00 - 19:30 Urban Innovators Challenge – Start Up Your Company Partner

29.08.2015

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