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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

Ph.D. Boris DE RUYTER

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

Research Scientist, University of Antwerp Senior Scientist, Philips Research Eindhoven Principal Scientist, Philips Research Eindhoven
1994-1995
1995-2006
since 2006

Dr. Robert HEPACH

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

BSc - Bachelor of Science MRes - Master of Research
2005-2007
2008-2009

Kristina HÖÖK

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

PhD, Computer and System Sciences Associate Professor, Computer and System Sciences Professor, Human-Computer Interaction, Stockholm University, Stockholm
1996
2002
2003

Dr. Alexandra MILLONIG

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

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

Dr. Michael Friedrich RUSSOLD

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

MSc, Electrical Engineering, Specialization in Biomedical Engineering, Vienna University of Technology, Vienna PhD, School of Human Anatomy and Cell Biology, University of Liverpool Postdoctoral Fellow and Holder of Individual Marie Curie Fellowship, University of Sydney Otto Bock Healthcare Products GmbH Project Leader, International Research Project, Research and Development, Otto Bock Healthcare Products GmbH, Vienna Programme Manager, Neurostimulation and Product Development, Research and Development, Otto Bock Healthcare Products GmbH, Vienna
1994-2001
2001-2005
2005-2007
since 2008
2008-2011
2011-2014

Ph.D. Michael WHEELER

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

DPhil (awarded in 1996), University of Sussex, Brighton Junior Research Fellow, Philosophy, Christ Church, University of Oxford Member, Department of Experimental Psychology, University of Oxford Fellow, McDonnell-Pew Centre for Cognitive Neuroscience, University of Oxford Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Philosophy, University of Stirling Lecturer, Department of Philosophy, University of Dundee
1992-1995
1995-1999
1995-1999
1995-1999
1999-2000
2000-2004

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

Master, Business Informatics; 1991 PhD Social and Economic Science Habilitation for Applied Computer Science (Venia Docendi) from the Faculty of Social and Economic Science University of Vienna 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 Professor (C4), Business Informatics, University of Magdeburg, Germany Founder and Director, CURE - Center for Usability Research & Engineering Founder and Managing Partner, USECON - The Usability Consultants GmbH Univ.-Prof., Human-Computer Interaction & Usability, University of Salzburg Director, Christian Doppler Labor for Contextual Interfaces, University of Salzburg Academic Director ICT&S - Center for Advanced Studies in Information and Communication Technologies & Society, University of Salzburg Co-Head, Department of Computer Sciences, University of Salzburg Head, Business Unit Technology Experience, Innovation Systems Department, AIT Austrian Institute of Technology Director, Center for Human-Computer Interaction, University of Salzburg
1985
1995
1986-2002
1995-1996
since 1986
since 2001
since 2004
2009-2016
2011-2014
2012-2015
2013-2016
since 2015

MMag. Dr. Verena FUCHSBERGER-STAUFER

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

Studies in Educational Science, University of Salzburg and University of Innsbruck Studies in Psychology, University of Innsbruck Project Assistant, ICT&S Center, University of Salzburg Ph.D. Student, Dissertation on Interrelating Materials Artifacts, Interaction Designers, and Users, Center for Human-Computer Interaction, University of Salzburg
2002-2007
2008-2013
2010-2012
2012-2015

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