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The robots are coming. Be (not) afraid!

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

Robots are increasingly becoming a staple of everyday life. It is not only about conveyor belts in factories. We are talking about deserted supermarkets, nursing robots in retirement homes or self-driving buses. Who decides where robots will replace us? Will our economic location suffer if we resist? Is, perhaps, Austria poised to profit from this progress? The time has come to make the right decisions.

Chair, Austrian Robotics Council; Head, Department of Management Science, Vienna University of Technology, Vienna
Austrian Federal Minister for Transport, Innovation and Technology, Vienna
Professor of Robopsychology, LIT Robopsychology Lab, Johannes Kepler University Linz
Associate Professor of Social Structure Analysis, Department of Social Sciences, University of Basel
Presenter and Editor, ORF - Austrian Broadcasting Corporation, Vienna Chair

Mag. Dr. Sabine Theresia KÖSZEGI

Chair, Austrian Robotics Council; Head, Department of Management Science, Vienna University of Technology, Vienna

Doctorate, Economics and Social Sciences, School of Business, Economics and Statistics, University of Vienna Assistant Professor, School of Business, Economics, and Statistics, University of Vienna Visiting Professor, University of Ottawa Guest Researcher, Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies, Cologne Guest Researcher, National Sun Yat-Sen University, Taiwan Venia Docendi in Business Administration Associate Professor, School of Business, Economics, and Statistics, University of Vienna Full Professor, Labour Science and Organisation, Institute of Management Science, Vienna University of Technology, Vienna Academic Director, Professional MBA Entrepreneurship & Innovation, Vienna University of Technology, Vienna Guest Researcher, Victoria University, Melbourne
1997-2000
2000-2006
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2006
2006-2008
since 2009
since 2009
2012

Mag. Jörg LEICHTFRIED

Austrian Federal Minister for Transport, Innovation and Technology, Vienna

Studium der Rechtswissenschaften in Graz Arbeiterkammer Steiermark, Rechtsreferent Stadtgemeinde Bruck an der Mur, Fachbereichsleiter Bürgerservice Stellvertretender Landesvorsitzender JG Steiermark Nationalratskandidat der JG Steiermark Bundesvorsitzender der JG Österreich Stellvertretender Landesparteivorsitzender der SPÖ Steiermark Wahl zum Abgeordneten im Europäischen Parlament Wiederwahl zum Abgeordneten im Europäischen Parlament Wahl zum Delegationsleiter der SPÖ Delegation im Europäischen Parlament Wiederwahl zum Delegationsleiter der SPÖ Delegation & Stellvertretender Vorsitzender der S&D Fraktion im Europäischen Parlament Landesrat in der Steiermärkischen Landesregierung
1987-1994
1995-1999
1998-2004
1994-2000
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2000-2002
seit 2000
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2009
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2015-2016

Mag.a Dr.in Martina MARA

Professor of Robopsychology, LIT Robopsychology Lab, Johannes Kepler University Linz

Various media internships (radio, television, print) Print journalist, freelance writer, Vienna Master's degree, Communication Science, Department of Communication, University of Vienna Research associate, EOOS Design, Institute of Design Research Vienna (IDRV) Research associate, Department of Work, Organizational and Media Psychology, Johannes Kepler University Linz Senior researcher, Ars Electronica Futurelab, Linz Lecturer, Johannes Kepler University Linz; University of Art and Design Linz; Salzburg University of Applied Sciences; University of Applied Arts Vienna; University of Applied Sciences Munich; Technical University of Munich Doctoral degree, Psychology, Institute for Communication Psychology and Media Education, University of Koblenz-Landau Key researcher, RoboPsychology, Ars Electronica Futurelab, Linz Tech columnist, Oberösterreichische Nachrichten, Linz
2003
2004-2007
2008
2008-2011
2011-2012
2010-2014
since 2010
2014
since 2014
since 2016

Dr. Oliver NACHTWEY

Associate Professor of Social Structure Analysis, Department of Social Sciences, University of Basel

Studium der Volkswirtschaftslehre an der Universität Hamburg Doktorand, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen Visiting Research Student, Department of Political Science and International Studies, University of Birmingham Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter, Institut für Soziologie, Universität Jena Dissertation, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen Vertretende Professur, Politikwissenschaft, Georg-August-Universität Göttingen Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter, Lehrstuhl für Wirtschaftssoziologie, Universität Trier Fellow, assoziierter Wissenschaftler, Frankfurter Institut für Sozialforschung (IfS) Fellow, DFG-Forscherkolleg "Postwachstumsgesellschaften", Universität Jena Fellow, Hamburger Institut für Sozialforschung (HIS) Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter, Lehrstuhl für Arbeit und Organisation, Technische Universität Darmstadt Vertretende Professur, Soziologie mit Schwerpunkt Soziale Ungleichheit, Goethe-Universität Frankfurt Gründungsgeschäftsgeschäftsführer, Senior Research Fellow, Institut für Geschichte und Zukunft der Arbeit (IGZA), Berlin Vertretende Professur, Allgemeine Soziologie, Technische Universität Darmstadt
1996-2003
2003-2008
2005
2008-2010
2008
2009-2010
2010-2014
2012-2016
2013
2014
2014-2015
2015-2016
2016
2016-2017

Mag.a Rosa LYON

Presenter and Editor, ORF - Austrian Broadcasting Corporation, Vienna

Different jobs, from doctor´s to tax consultant office, from parliament to marketing company Economics, Vienna University of Economics and Business Journalist; Editor; Reporter, Radio Österreich 1, ORF Austrian Broadcasting Corporation, Vienna Journalist; Editor; Reporter, Zeit-im-Bild, ORF Austrian Broadcasting Corporation, Vienna
1994-2005
2000-2005
since 2005
since 2010

Technology Symposium

show timetable

24.08.2017

09:00 - 09:45#ART TEC: Interfaces between art, technology, and scienceCulture
10:00 - 11:00Opening of exhibitions – Tec-Xperience RoomPartner
11:00 - 11:10OpeningPlenary
11:10 - 12:15RTI TalkPlenary
12:15 - 13:45The robots are coming. Be (not) afraid!Plenary
14:15 - 15:45New materials and autonomous systemsPlenary
18:15 - 19:15Tickets to Berlin: Falling Walls Lab Austria and Summer School on EntrepreneurshipPlenary
19:15 - 21:00Career LoungePlenary
19:30 - 21:30Evening ReceptionSocial

25.08.2017

06:30 - 07:00TU Austria Innovation Marathon: ideas made to order – 24 hours nonstopPlenary
07:00 - 16:00Junior Alpbach – Science and Technology for Young PeopleBreakout
07:00 - 13:00Ö1 Children’s University Alpbach – Science and Technology for KidsBreakout
07:15 - 08:00OptogeneticsPlenary
08:30 - 10:15Designing the next digital revolution. At the crossroads of science, technology and artPlenary
10:30 - 11:00Lunch Snacks for the Participants of the Breakout SessionsSocial
11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 01: Digital futures: design as key to future digital worldsBreakout
11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 02: The promotion of research and innovation in Austria: governance between management and autonomyBreakout
11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 03: Data-driven innovation – from resources to strategiesBreakout
11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 04: Open science, dark knowledge: science in an age of ignoranceBreakout
11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 05: Second machine age: learning machines – autonomous machinesBreakout
11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 06: From the lab to the plate – the vegan black pudding (Blunzengröstl)Breakout
11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 07: Does industry 4.0 need education and training 4.0?Breakout
11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 08: Smart production and servicesBreakout
11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 09: Conflict and cooperation in the era of digitisationBreakout
11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 10: The Paris lifestyle – technologies and opportunities for climate protectionBreakout
11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 11: Conflict, cooperation – or both: how does innovation occur?Breakout
11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 12: The competition for resources as a driver of green technologiesBreakout
11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 13: A new Biedermeier in Europe?Breakout
16:30 - 17:30China Manufacturing 2025: putting industrial policy ahead of market forces?Plenary

26.08.2017

07:00 - 08:30Managing complex systemsPlenary
08:50 - 10:15The second quantum revolution?Plenary
10:15 - 11:00Gravitational wavesPlenary
11:00 - 12:00Snack ReceptionSocial