Informatics, TU Vienna

Living in the Cyberworld: The Land of Humans and Artificial Intelligence

Panel discussion with the members of the International Advisory Board of the Faculty of Informatics and short introductory book presentation.

We are citizens of a world dramatically shaped by technological progress. According to Edward A. Lee, computer scientist at UC Berkeley and the author of "Plato and the Nerd", technologies are co-evolving with humans: Whereas we are developing and propagating technology, computational technology is creating artificial intelligences that will augment our capabilities. Therefore, the range and extent of what we can do seems limitless - or not?

The Faculty of Informatics invites you to a panel discussion with the Faculty’s International Advisory Board about the interchange of humans and computer science. Where will we set the borders of the cyberworld? Which roles will engineers and scientists play? How will conflict and cooperation shape the land of humans and artificial intelligence? We invite you to discuss the creative partnership of humans and technology. 

As an introduction to the discussion Edward A. Lee will give a short keynote.

Academic Excellence and Commitment 

Living in the Cyberworld: The Land of Humans and Artificial Intelligence
Panel discussion with the members of the International Advisory Board:

Hans Akkermans, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, NL
Carlo Ghezzi, Politecnico di Milano, IT
Edward A. Lee, UC Berkeley, USA
Nadia Magnenat-Thalmann, University of Geneva, CH and Nanyang Technological University, SG
Moshe Vardi, Rice University, USA

Chair: Georg Gottlob, TU Wien, AT

Welcome address: Hannes Werthner, Dean of the Faculty of Informatics, TU Wien, AT

Time: December 4, 2017, 17:30-19:00
Place: Festsaal der TU Wien, Karlsplatz 13, 1040 Wien

Please register for this event

Book presentation and panel discussion in English. The event will be recorded. 
Join us for a drink after the event.