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17: The RenAIssance: Brave New World

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Some see it as the beneficial driving force of “The Digital Revolution”, others speak of it as “Our Final Invention”. Artificial Intelligence (AI) is considered one of the key technologies of the 21st century, deemed likely to reshape significant parts of economy and our society alike.
In this seminar, we critically assess the chances and risks posed by the expected large-scale introduction of artificially intelligent technology. We look at how individuals and societies can prepare for the advent of AI. What are the plausible economic, political, social, and personal ramifications of mechanised intelligence? What are the accompanying ethical, technological, sociological, and educational questions which we will have to answer?

Co-Founder, Amadeus Capital Partners Ltd.; Member, ERA Council Forum Austria; Cambridge
Head, Austrian Research Institute for Artificial Intelligence, Vienna
Research Associate, TZI - Center for Computing and Communication Technologies, Digital Media Lab, University of Bremen
Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science, University of Tübingen

Dr. Hermann HAUSER

Co-Founder, Amadeus Capital Partners Ltd.; Member, ERA Council Forum Austria; Cambridge

MA in Physics, University of Vienna Ph.D. in Physics, King's College, Cambridge University Co-founder (later Chairman); Lead, Research and Development team (BBC micro); Head, team ARM micro processor; Acorn Computers, Cambridge Vice President Research, Olivetti, Ivrea, Italy Founder Director, Harlequin, Cambridge Helped with formation, a joint venture between Acorn and Apple Computers, ARM Ltd, Cambridge Founder, Active Book Company, Cambridge Co-Chairman and Chief Technology Officer - acquired Active Book Company, EO Incorporated, Mountain View, California Founder Director, Vocalis, Cambridge Founder and Chairman, Advanced Telecommunications Modules Ltd, Cambridge (changed name to Virata Corporation and merged with Globespan in 2003 and Conexant in 2004) Founder Director, joint venture with E*Trade US. Sold to E*Trade US in 2000, Electronic Share Information Ltd, Cambridge Founder Director - Acquired by CDT, Advanced Displays Ltd, Cambridge Founder Director, SynGenix, Cambridge Founder, NetChannel, San Francisco, California (sold to AOL in 1998) Co-founder and Partner, Amadeus Capital Partners Limited
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Dr. Robert TRAPPL

Head, Austrian Research Institute for Artificial Intelligence, Vienna

Dr. Tarek R. BESOLD

Research Associate, TZI - Center for Computing and Communication Technologies, Digital Media Lab, University of Bremen

M.Sc. in Mathematics, Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nürnberg Logic Year, Institute for Logic, Language and Computation, University of Amsterdam Ph.D., Cognitive Science, Osnabrück University, Osnabrück Visiting Researcher, CISA - Centre for Intelligent Systems and their Applications, University of Edinburgh
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Dr. Alexandra KIRSCH

Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science, University of Tübingen

Doctoral Researcher, Technische Universität München Strategy consultant, Booz & Company, Munich Senior Research Scientist, Department of Computer Sciene, Technische Universität München
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Seminar Week

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16.08.2017

15:00 - 15:45 Opening of the European Forum Alpbach 2017 Plenary
15:45 - 16:30 Opening Speeches Plenary
17:00 - 18:30 Presentation of the Seminars Plenary
18:30 - 20:00 Bread and Wine Social

17.08.-22.08.2017

Seminar 06: Conflict and cooperation: preferences or environment Seminar
Seminar 03: Conflicts around the commons Seminar
Seminar 10: Don’t mess with our education! Creating new Utopias! Seminar
Seminar 04: Energy transition with renewable energies and energy efficiency: a win-win for the planet and the global economy Seminar
Seminar 05: Are we alone in the universe? Seminar
Seminar 09: Pragmatic alliances and global disorder Seminar
Seminar 02: Populism and post-factual politics Seminar
Seminar 07: Transitional Justice: case studies from the Balkans and South Africa Seminar
Seminar 01: The new Silk Road in a global context Seminar
Seminar 08: Art – in conflict Seminar
Seminar 19: Turkey at the crossroads Seminar
Seminar 16: Timescapes of the 21st century: asynchronicities, acceleration and time conflicts Seminar
Seminar 12: Ethics in Action Seminar
Seminar 13: Dirty Products – responsible consumption: how digitisation changes the role of the consumer Seminar
Seminar 18: Politics at the grassroots level Seminar
Seminar 17: The RenAIssance: Brave New World Seminar
Seminar 14: Global Weirding? Climate change and population dynamics Seminar
Seminar 20: How to step out of line Seminar
Seminar 11: Why is it called a Play? Seminar

17.08.2017

17:00 - 18:30 Turkey at the crossroads Plenary

20.08.2017

17:00 - 20:00 Storytelling: Journeys from conflict to cooperation Breakout

21.08.2017

17:00 - 19:30 The RenAIssance: Brave New World Breakout