Social Machines - how will robotics change interaction between humans?

26.09.2018, 18:30-21:00
Social Machines - how will robotics change interaction between humans?
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Could a robot be your friend or your parent’s caretaker? Could Siri be your coach or even your girlfriend? Improvements in social robots and Artificial Intelligence suggest that robots, digital and physical alike, are set to interact with us in more human-like ways. But where will this lead? On the one hand, social robots have the potential to make better and individualised support accessible, among others, to the lonely, the elderly and the mentally ill. On the other hand, as sex robots, virtual girlfriends and obedient ‘friends’, they might virtually penetrate every aspect of our social life; with hard to predict consequences for social norms and interactions between humans. Already today, some people prefer the company of a pet to that of a human. Could the same happen with robots? And should society grant its members this choice or would it erode the social fabric?
Join us for an exciting evening and find out! Together with our experts, we’ll access what’s already there, what’s likely to happen and where ethical questions loom.

The evening starts with 4 short talks, proceeds with an interactive panel discussion and ends with an Apero.

Veranstaltung auf Englisch.
Free entry, no registration required.

Dr. Naveen Shamsudhin, engineer currently researching the history of robotics
Dr. Jean-Daniel Strub, founder of Ethix-lab and member of the city council Zurich
Prof. Dr. Anne Scherer, Prof. for quantitative marketing (UZH) investigating digitalisation driven dehumanisation
Igor Krawczuk, Doctoral student at EPFL, working on low energy machine learning hardware.
Organized by: Jannes Jegminat, phd candidate at the institute of neuroinformatics and member of reatch


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