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Our digital future – how human will it be?

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Elisabeth-Herz-Kremenak-Saal
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in englischer Sprache

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 Chair

Ph.D. Mirta GALESIC

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

1997 B.A. in Psychology, Department of Psychology, University of Zagreb
1997-1999 M.A. Program in Marketing Theory, School of Economics, University of Zagreb
2000-2001 Co-founder and Research Department Manager; survey research agency Proof, Zagreb
2001-2003 Research and Teaching Assistant, Chair for Work and Organizational Psychology and Ergonomics, Department of Psychology, University of Zagreb
2002-2003 Research Department Manager; survey research agency Puls, Zagreb
2003-2005 Research and Teaching Assistant, Joint Program in Survey Methodology, University of Maryland, MD
2004 Ph.D. in Psychology, Department of Psychology, University of Zagreb
2005 M.S. in Survey Methodology, Joint Program in Survey Methodology; University of Maryland, MD; University of Michigan, MI
2005-2006 Faculty Research Associate, Joint Program in Survey Methodology, University of Maryland, MD
2006-2008 Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Center for Adaptive Behavior and Cognition, Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin
2008-2014 Research Scientist, Center for Adaptive Behavior and Cognition, Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin
since 2015 Professor and Cowan Chair in Human Social Dynamics, Santa Fe Institute, Santa Fe, New Mexico, NM; Adjunct Researcher, Center for Adaptive Behavior and Cognition, Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin

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

2004-2007 Print journalist, freelance writer, Vienna
2008 Master's degree, Communication Science, Department of Communication, University of Vienna
2008-2011 Research associate, EOOS Design, Institute of Design Research Vienna (IDRV)
2011-2012 Research associate, Department of Work, Organizational and Media Psychology, Johannes Kepler University Linz
2010-2014 Senior researcher, Ars Electronica Futurelab, Linz
since 2010 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
2014 Doctoral degree, Psychology, Institute for Communication Psychology and Media Education, University of Koblenz-Landau
since 2014 Key researcher, RoboPsychology, Ars Electronica Futurelab, Linz
since 2016 Tech columnist, Oberösterreichische Nachrichten, Linz
since 2018 Professor of Robopsychology, LIT Robopsychology Lab, Johannes Kepler University, Linz

Dr. Ph.D. Helga NOWOTNY

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

1969 Ph.D. in Sociology, Columbia University, New York
1996-2002 Professor of Philosophy and Science and Technology Studies, ETH Zurich
  Teaching and Research Positions at the Institute for Advanced Study, Vienna; King's College, Cambridge; University of Bielefeld; Wissenschaftskolleg zu Berlin; Ecole des Hautes Etudes et Sciences Sociales, Paris; Science Center for Social Sciences, Berlin; Collegium Budapest
1998-2004 Director, "Collegium Helveticum", ETH Zurich
2001-2006 Chair, EURAB - European Research Advisory Board of the European Commission
2002-2004 Director, Branco Weiss Fellowship Programme "Society in Science"
2005-2011 Chair, Scientific Advisory Board of the University of Vienna
2007-2010 Vice-President ERC - European Research Council
2010-2013 President, ERC - European Research Council
  Professor em., Science and Technology Studies, ETH Zurich

Technology Symposium

show timetable

23.08.2018

09:00 - 10:00Open doors: #ART TECCulture
09:00 - 10:00Start of exhibition TEC-Xperience RoomPartner
11:00 - 11:10Welcome and openingPlenary
11:10 - 12:00RTI TalkPlenary
12:20 - 13:40Precision medicine – medicine’s solution to diversity?Plenary
14:00 - 15:30Nutrition sciencePlenary
18:15 - 19:15Tickets to Berlin: Falling Walls Lab Austria & Summer School on EntrepreneurshipPlenary
19:15 - 20:30Die Presse Career lounge for students and young professionalsPlenary
19:30 - 21:30Evening ReceptionSocial

24.08.2018

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 - 08:30Seattle never sleeps: a young, booming innovation hub as this year’s guest at the Technology SymposiumPlenary
08:45 - 10:15Our digital future – how human will it be?Plenary
10:30 - 11:00Lunch snacks for the participants of the breakout sessionsSocial
11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 01: The contest for key technologies – Europe’s potentials?Breakout
11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 02: Digitization and diversity – an opportunity for business locationsBreakout
11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 03: Inequality and resilience in the digital economyBreakout
11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 04: Gene therapy – intervention in nature or future hopeBreakout
11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 05: Next-generation batteries: European leading-edge technology to leverage electromobilityBreakout
11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 06: EU NIS directive and NIS act – what now?Breakout
11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 07: Industrial energy revolution: resilience through innovation?Breakout
11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 08: Digital literacy for allBreakout
11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 09: Consequences of digital monocultures on societiesBreakout
11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 10: Future disruptive technologies: challenges for modern societiesBreakout
11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 11: Digital life in a physical world: rethinking digitizationBreakout
11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 12: The renewability of societal resourcesBreakout
11:00 - 16:00Breakout Session 13: Resilience – how societies can cope with crisesBreakout
16:30 - 17:30Global Talk: #MakeInIndia – India on the fast track?Plenary

25.08.2018

07:00 - 08:30Cyborgs – when technology gets under your skinPlenary
08:50 - 09:50The resilience of democracy and democratic mediaPlenary
09:50 - 10:15Public service strategies in times of digital disruptionPlenary
10:30 - 11:15The physics of everyday thingsPlenary
11:00 - 12:00Snack receptionSocial