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The RenAIssance: Brave New World

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Hallenbad
Breakout / Discussion
english language

Artificial intelligence is seen as one of the key technologies of the 21st century and has already transformed large areas of our economy and society. The prognoses on AI range from the “end of humanity” to the hope that it will allow us to “rid ourselves of all our stupidity”. What truth is there in these apocalyptic visions and utopian dreams? What exactly do we mean by AI? Should we be excited or scared? Or both?

Speakers

Research Associate, TZI - Center for Computing and Communication Technologies, Digital Media Lab, University of Bremen
Co-Founder, Amadeus Capital Partners Ltd.; Member, ERA Council Forum Austria, London
Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science, University of Tübingen
Anthony Giddens Professor of Sociology, London School of Economics, London
Deputy Editor-in-Chief, Wiener Zeitung, Vienna Chair

Dr. Tarek R. BESOLD

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

2004-2009 M.Sc. in Mathematics, Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nürnberg
2010-2011 Logic Year, Institute for Logic, Language and Computation, University of Amsterdam
2011-2014 Ph.D., Cognitive Science, Osnabrück University, Osnabrück
2014 Visiting Researcher, CISA - Centre for Intelligent Systems and their Applications, University of Edinburgh
 Since 2016 Research Associate, Digital Media Lab, Center for Computing and Communication Technologies, University of Bremen
2015-2016 Postdoctoral Fellow, KRDB - Research Centre for Knowledge and Data, Free University of Bozen-Bolzano

Dr. Hermann HAUSER

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

1973 MA in Physics, University of Vienna
1977 Ph.D. in Physics, King's College, Cambridge University
1978-1984 Co-founder (later Chairman); Lead, Research and Development team (BBC micro); Head, team ARM micro processor; Acorn Computers, Cambridge
1986 Vice President Research, Olivetti, Ivrea, Italy
1986 Founder Director, Harlequin, Cambridge
1987 Helped with formation, a joint venture between Acorn and Apple Computers, ARM Ltd, Cambridge
1988 Founder, Active Book Company, Cambridge
1991 Co-Chairman and Chief Technology Officer - acquired Active Book Company, EO Incorporated, Mountain View, California
1992 Founder Director, Vocalis, Cambridge
1993 Founder and Chairman, Advanced Telecommunications Modules Ltd, Cambridge (changed name to Virata Corporation and merged with Globespan in 2003 and Conexant in 2004)
1993 Founder Director, joint venture with E*Trade US. Sold to E*Trade US in 2000, Electronic Share Information Ltd, Cambridge
1993 Founder Director - Acquired by CDT, Advanced Displays Ltd, Cambridge
1993 Founder Director, SynGenix, Cambridge
1996 Founder, NetChannel, San Francisco, California (sold to AOL in 1998)
since 1997 Co-founder and Partner, Amadeus Capital Partners Limited
1998 Co-founder, Cambridge Network Ltd, Cambridge

Dr. Alexandra KIRSCH

Assistant Professor, Department of Computer Science, University of Tübingen

2003-2007 Doctoral Researcher, Technische Universität München
2007-2008 Strategy consultant, Booz & Company, Munich
2008-2012 Senior Research Scientist, Department of Computer Sciene, Technische Universität München
since 2012 Assistant professor for Computer Science, University of Tübingen

Prof. Judy WAJCMAN

Anthony Giddens Professor of Sociology, London School of Economics, London

1999-2000 Hallsworth Professorial Fellow, University of Manchester
2000-2004 Centennial Professor, London School of Economics, London
2007-2008 Senior Research Fellow, Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford, Oxford
1995-2008 Professor of Sociology, Research School of Social Sciences, Australian National University, Canberra
since 2009 Anthony Giddens Professor of Sociology, London School of Economics, London
2015-2018 Visiting Professor, Oxford Internet Institute, Oxford University, Oxford

Mag. Thomas SEIFERT

Deputy Editor-in-Chief, Wiener Zeitung, Vienna

1987-1991 Bachelor degree course, Biology, University of Salzburg
1991-1998 Master degree course, Botany, University of Vienna
1991-1998 Staff writer, Falter, Vienna
1999-2005 Member of the Editorial Staff, Foreign Affairs Section, News, Vienna
1999 International Media Fellowship, Duke University, Durham, NC
2001 International Visitors Program, The State Department
2001 Lecturer, Danube University, Krems
2006-2012 Member of the Editorial Staff, Foreign Affairs Section, Die Presse, Vienna
2009 Lecturer, University of Vienna
since 2012 Deputy Editor in Chief, Wiener Zeitung, Vienna

Seminar Week

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16.08.2017

17:00 - 17:45Opening of the European Forum Alpbach 2017Plenary
17:45 - 18:30Opening SpeechesPlenary
19:00 - 20:30Presentation of the SeminarsPlenary
20:30 - 22:00Bread and WineSocial

17.08.-22.08.2017

Seminar 01: The new Silk Road in a global contextSeminar
Seminar 02: Populism and post-factual politicsSeminar
Seminar 03: Conflicts around the commonsSeminar
Seminar 04: Energy transition with renewable energies and energy efficiency: a win-win for the planet and the global economySeminar
Seminar 05: Are we alone in the universe?Seminar
Seminar 06: Conflict and cooperation: preferences or environmentSeminar
Seminar 07: Transitional Justice: case studies from the Balkans and South AfricaSeminar
Seminar 08: Art - in conflictSeminar
Seminar 09: Pragmatic alliances and global disorderSeminar
Seminar 10: Don't mess with our education! Creating new Utopias!Seminar
Seminar 11: Why is it called a Play?Seminar
Seminar 12: Ethics in ActionSeminar
Seminar 13: Dirty Products - responsible consumption: how digitisation changes the role of the consumerSeminar
Seminar 14: Global Weirding? Climate change and population dynamicsSeminar
Seminar 16: Timescapes of the 21st century: asynchronicities, acceleration and time conflictsSeminar
Seminar 17: The RenAIssance: Brave New WorldSeminar
Seminar 18: Politics at the grassroots levelSeminar
Seminar 19: Turkey at the crossroadsSeminar
Seminar 20: How to step out of lineSeminar

17.08.2017

19:00 - 20:30Turkey at the crossroadsPlenary

20.08.2017

19:00 - 22:00Storytelling: Journeys from conflict to cooperationBreakout

21.08.2017

19:00 - 21:30The RenAIssance: Brave New WorldBreakout