EUNIC Brussels

‘Panel 2 | Discriminator | Emancipated algorithms’

19 Oct.'21
- 14:30

Emancipated algorithms

What artificial intelligence knows and can do is determined by algorithms written by humans. Who writes them, for what purpose, what data is collected and which is excluded? Who owns the data in the data sets and in what way is this data used or even misused? We know that algorithms with which machines learn, thrive if there is a lot of digital data, preferably infinite, and that it is freely available. But we also know that a certain mutual trust must be established between data producers, users, and machines. At the same time, this is the limit at which different algorithms prove to be ethical or not, legitimate or disrupting, collaborative or exploitative. On the opposite side of the algorithm genesis lies the premise of the emancipated machines where the algorithms start evolving by themselves, developing their own logic that is different from what humans could possibly understand. Should we humans embrace this new form of cognition in our way of thinking or should we switch off these liberated machines? In this panel, experts from computer science and engineering will discuss making the current models more transparent and clearly understandable. What do we expect from AI to be acceptable and empowering for our better future?



Tuesday 19 October 2021

  • 14.30 : Keynote Bruce Sterling (videoconference)
  • 15.15 : Introduction Panel 2 (Marc Pons). With Vladan Joler, Marek Havrda, Juan C. Moreno and an AI researcher from Brussels.
  • 16.45 : Q&A with the audience (moderator Marc Pons)
  • 17.15 : End of the Panel. Announcement following day.

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Arts, Science & Technology


19 + 20

Symposium The Future of Living

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The symposium and hackathon take place in the framework of the Slovenian Presidency of the Council of the European Union and are organised with the support of EUNIC Global.