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Alpbach debate: Does technology foster human resilience?

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Elisabeth-Herz-Kremenak-Saal
Plenary / Panel
english language

Humanity has been using technology since the invention of stone tools. What about current developments? Do they promote or undermine our mental and physical resilience? Experts from the fields of neuroscience, ethics and technology discuss their points of view in Alpbach. The audience will decide whose arguments convince the most.

Speakers

Research Associate, Senior Teaching Fellow, University College London
Head, Neuroimaging Center (NIC), Johannes Gutenberg University Medical Center Mainz
Senior Research Fellow, Future of Humanity Institute, University of Oxford
Founder and Chief Executive Officer, iBreve Ltd., Dublin
Trainer, DebateMate, London Chair

PhD Rikke DUUS

Research Associate, Senior Teaching Fellow, University College London

2007-2014 Senior Lecturer, University of Hertfordshire
2010-2016 PhD, Consumer-Tech Relationships, University of Leicester
since 2014 Senior Teaching Fellow, Research Associate, University College London
since 2017 Visiting lecturer, ETH Zurich, Switzerland

Prof. Dr. Raffael KALISCH

Head, Neuroimaging Center (NIC), Johannes Gutenberg University Medical Center Mainz

1993-1998 Studies of Human Biology (Theoretical Medicine), Marburg and Paris
1998-2002 PhD studies, Max Planck Institute of Psychiatry, Munich
2002-2007 Postdoctoral studies, a.o. Wellcome Department of Imaging Neuroscience, University College London
2008-2012 DFG Emmy Noether research group leader, University Medical Center Hamburg
since 2012 Professor for Human Neuroimaging, University Medical Center Mainz
since 2012 Head, Neuroimaging Center (NIC), Johannes Gutenberg University Medical Center Mainz
since 2015 Founding member, Deutsches Resilienz Zentrum (DRZ), Mainz
since 2016 Deputy spokesperson, DFG Collaborative Research Center 1193 "Neurobiology of Resilience"
since 2016 Founding spokesperson, International Resilience Alliance intresa
since 2018 Coordinator, EU Horizon 2020 project "DynaMORE" (Dynamic MOdelling of REsilience)

PhD Anders SANDBERG

Senior Research Fellow, Future of Humanity Institute, University of Oxford

1997-2003 Ph.D. Computer Science, Stockholm University
2004-2005 Science producer neuroscience exhibition "Se Hjärnan!", Swedish Travelling Exhibitions
2006-2007 Researcher, Uehiro Centre for Practical Ethics, ENHANCE project, Philosophy Faculty, University of Oxford
since 2007 James Martin Research Fellow, Future of Humanity Institute, Philosophy Faculty, University of Oxford
since 2013 Senior researcher, FHI-Amlin collaboration on systemic risk of risk modeling, Future of Humanity Institute, University of Oxford
since 2016 Senior Fellow and senior FHI fellow, Oxford Martin School, Social Sciences Division, University of Oxford
since 2018 GoCAS Distinguished Chair and Head, Gothenburg Chair Programme for Advanced Studies at Chalmers University, Gothenburg

Flavia WAHL

Founder and Chief Executive Officer, iBreve Ltd., Dublin

2008-2009 Trainer, German Committee AIESEC e.V.
2011-2012 Pre-Sales and Account Manager, Google Ireland
2012-2014 Legal Assistant, Google Ireland
2014-2015 Adventurer, flaandjayontheway.phonetraveller.com
since 2016 Chief Executive Officer, iBreve Ltd., Dublin

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