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Our digital future – how human will it be?

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Elisabeth-Herz-Kremenak-Saal
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Technology has firmly taken hold of our world, connecting everybody with everyone. AI and machine learning, data science and complexity science, cybersecurity and automation – they all use algorithms and growing amounts of data in their computer-based models that radically change our lives and world of work. How are we to deal with this without losing confidence in the future? What can and should these disruptive technologies do for us?

Professor and Cowan Chair in Human Social Dynamics, Santa Fe Institute, Santa Fe, NM
Director, Complexity Institute; Professor, Asian School of the Environment, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
Professor of Robopsychology, LIT Robopsychology Lab, Johannes Kepler University Linz
Member, Austrian Council for Research and Technology Development; Chair, ERA Council Forum Austria, Vienna

Ph.D. Mirta GALESIC

Professor and Cowan Chair in Human Social Dynamics, Santa Fe Institute, Santa Fe, NM

Researcher; Senior Researcher; Project Manager, survey research agency Ipsa, Zagreb B.A. in Psychology, Department of Psychology, University of Zagreb M.A. Program in Marketing Theory, School of Economics, University of Zagreb Co-founder and Research Department Manager; survey research agency Proof, Zagreb Research and Teaching Assistant, Chair for Work and Organizational Psychology and Ergonomics, Department of Psychology, University of Zagreb Research Department Manager; survey research agency Puls, Zagreb Research and Teaching Assistant, Joint Program in Survey Methodology, University of Maryland, MD Ph.D. in Psychology, Department of Psychology, University of Zagreb M.S. in Survey Methodology, Joint Program in Survey Methodology; University of Maryland, MD; University of Michigan, MI Faculty Research Associate, Joint Program in Survey Methodology, University of Maryland, MD Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Center for Adaptive Behavior and Cognition, Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin Research Scientist, Center for Adaptive Behavior and Cognition, Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin
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Ph.D. J. Stephen LANSING

Director, Complexity Institute; Professor, Asian School of the Environment, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

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
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Dr. Ph.D. Helga NOWOTNY

Member, Austrian Council for Research and Technology Development; Chair, ERA Council Forum Austria, Vienna

Doctorate in Jurisprudence, University of Vienna Ph.D. in Sociology, Columbia University, New York Professor of Philosophy and Science and Technology Studies, ETH Zurich Director, "Collegium Helveticum", ETH Zurich Chair, EURAB - European Research Advisory Board of the European Commission Director, Branco Weiss Fellowship Programme "Society in Science" Chair, Scientific Advisory Board of the University of Vienna Vice-President ERC - European Research Council
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Technology Symposium

show timetable

23.08.2018

09:00 - 10:00 Start of exhibition TEC-Xperience Room Partner
09:00 - 10:00 Open doors: #ART TEC Culture
11:00 - 11:10 Welcome and opening Plenary
11:10 - 12:00 RTI Talk Plenary
12:20 - 13:40 Precision medicine – medicine’s solution to diversity? Plenary
14:00 - 15:30 Nutrition science Plenary
18:15 - 19:15 Tickets to Berlin: Falling Walls Lab Austria & Summer School on Entrepreneurship Plenary
19:15 - 20:30 Die Presse Career lounge for students and young professionals Plenary
19:30 - 21:30 Evening Reception Social

24.08.2018

06:30 - 07:00 TU Austria Innovation Marathon: ideas made to order – 24 hours nonstop Plenary
07:00 - 16:00 Junior Alpbach – Science and technology for young people Breakout
07:00 - 13:00 Ö1 Children’s University Alpbach – Science and Technology for Kids Breakout
07:15 - 08:30 Seattle never sleeps: a young, booming innovation hub as this year’s guest at the Technology Symposium Plenary
08:45 - 10:15 Our digital future – how human will it be? Plenary
10:30 - 11:00 Lunch snacks for the participants of the breakout sessions Social
11:00 - 16:00 Breakout Session 04: Gene therapy – intervention in nature or future hope Breakout
11:00 - 16:00 Breakout Session 10: Future disruptive technologies: challenges for modern societies Breakout
11:00 - 16:00 Breakout Session 07: Industrial energy revolution: resilience through innovation? Breakout
11:00 - 16:00 Breakout Session 05: Next-generation batteries: European leading-edge technology to leverage electromobility Breakout
11:00 - 16:00 Breakout Session 06: EU NIS directive and NIS act – what now? Breakout
11:00 - 16:00 Breakout Session 08: Digital literacy for all Breakout
11:00 - 16:00 Breakout Session 11: Digital life in a physical world: rethinking digitization Breakout
11:00 - 16:00 Breakout Session 09: Consequences of digital monocultures on societies Breakout
11:00 - 16:00 Breakout Session 13: Resilience – how societies can cope with crises Breakout
11:00 - 16:00 Breakout Session 12: The renewability of societal resources Breakout
11:00 - 16:00 Breakout Session 02: Digitization and diversity – an opportunity for business locations Breakout
11:00 - 16:00 Breakout Session 01: The contest for key technologies – Europe’s potentials? Breakout
11:00 - 16:00 Breakout Session 03: Inequality and resilience in the digital economy Breakout
16:30 - 17:30 Global Talk: #MakeInIndia – India on the fast track? Plenary

25.08.2018

07:00 - 08:30 Cyborgs – when technology gets under your skin Plenary
08:50 - 09:50 The resilience of democracy and democratic media Plenary
09:50 - 10:15 Public service strategies in times of digital disruption Plenary
10:30 - 11:15 The physics of everyday things Plenary
11:00 - 12:00 Snack reception Social