Summer School

The AI´s have it? Reflections on the History, Present, and Future of AI-Human Relationships

Evento online
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People ask Alexa or Siri to recommend good restaurants or who caused the Second World War. Robots have become co-workers in the factory or are used as caregivers. People can buy android-like sex robots or use AI programs to create avatars as their digital doubles. During the pandemic, bots are being used as care companions for humans in order to alleviate loneliness. Algorithms „read“ images, compose music, write articles according to a given prompt, co-create works of art, write poems and books, and predict audience reactions to movies. AI software „assists“ in personnel decisions and programs and "predicts" complex human behavior in many ways.

Long-standing visions and dreams as well as human fears seem to come true in the context of recent AI developments, especially machine learning. The division of labor between humans and machines, and the forms of human-machine interaction are undergoing a rapid change. To be sure, technology has never been merely a tool; it has always mediated human practices and self-understanding and prompted change therein. However, it has become obvious that we are currently dealing with a profound shift in human-machine relations. And this development is vexing for human self-understanding. Once again, we ask: What is it that constitutes being human? A few decades ago, it was debates on thinking and intelligence. Nowadays, concepts, such as autonomy, creativity, responsibility, or emotions, which were once considered to be genuinely and exclusively human capabilities, are being questioned, changed, and defended in the context of current AI developments: Can machines do all of this?

In this Summer School (20-24 September 2021), we want to discuss and reflect on these topics, perspectives, and aspects. We would like to ask: What Exactly is New about AI?; “Human” Concepts and Machine “Capabilities”?;  AI as Partner and Companion: New Human-Machine Relationships? Theoretical Descriptions? AI Ethics?

More information: www.geschichte.tu-darmstadt.de/summerschool_ai.


Summer School no âmbito da Rede UNITE! (University Network for Innovation, Technology and Engineering), de que faz parte a ULisboa.

Technical University of Darmstadt: Department of History (Martina Hessler) / Universidade de Lisboa: Centro de Filosofia das Ciências da UL (Alexander Gerner)

The objective of this course is to introduce participants to the details of communication and writing scientific publications.

Seminário de Lógica Matemática, por Bruno Jacinto (Universidade de Lisboa).

Seminário Permanente de Filosofia das Ciências, por Anna Ciaunica (CFCUL/GI2).

Seminário de Formação Avançada em Jardins, Paisagens e Ambiente, por Daniela Araújo e Mauro Nascimento (Museu de Lisboa | EGEAC).

Logótipo do evento, sobre um fundo branco

A iniciativa conta com o apoio do Centro Interuniversitário de História das Ciências e da Tecnologia.

Seminário conjunto do Centro de Estatística e Aplicações da Universidade de Lisboa e do Centro de Matemática Computacional e Estocástica, por Kristen Campbell (University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, USA).

Research at the Faculty of Sciences

Participation is free but prior registration is suggested.

Encontro Scientia, por Rui A. P. Perdigão (EChanges - Chair Professor and Head of the Met Institute for Complex System Science, Vienna, Austria / NORA Climate Dynamics and Complexity Chair, Vienna, Austria & Princeton NJ USA / CCIAM coordinator at cE3c, Lisboa, Portugal).

Hi-Phi Seminar, por Nathalie Gontier (Ciências ULisboa, CFCUL) e Luís Tirapicos (Ciências ULisboa, CIUCHT).

Geometry Webinar, por Giosuè Muratore (CMAFcIO).

Conversa com Galopim de Carvalho.

Logótipo da IAESTE, sobre uma fotografia da cidade de Edimburgo

Candidaturas online de 01 a 31 de outubro 2021.

Imagem alusiva ao Concerto e Conferência

Concerto e conferência pela Orquestra Metropolitana de Lisboa.

Encontro Scientia, por Maria Amélia Martins Loução (PSE - cE3c).

Imagem ilustrativa do programa, acompanhada do respetivo título

Um programa de aceleração de ideias e negócios, promovido pela redeSaúde, com candidaturas até 15 de outubro de 2021.

Conversa com Galopim de Carvalho.

The objective of this course is to introduce participants to the details of communicating science to non-specialized audiences, including, but not exclusive to, public and private stakeholders, students and teachers, and media professionals.

Conversa com Galopim de Carvalho.

The course aims at providing an introduction to stable isotopes ratios as tools to understand global, ecosystem and community level bio/geo cycles; light isotopes: H, N, C, O and S isotopes, geo cycles and ecological significance; sampling and analytical methodologies in stable isotope analysis.

This course aims to evidence the importance of natural history collections for the study of biodiversity, to show new tools and approaches to extract and disseminate biodiversity data from natural history collections and to increase awareness of young researchers for the scientific and cultural value of Natural History Museums.

Conversa com Galopim de Carvalho.

EvoS aims at turning evolutionary theory into a common language to areas that pertain to the natural world, including human affairs.

Conversa com Galopim de Carvalho.

Fotografia de plantas

Pre-proposals submission until 30 November 2021, 15:00 CET(local time in Brussels).

O evento tem como tema central o "Conhecimento ao serviço das áreas classificadas" e marca o seu regresso ao formato presencial, mas com a possibilidade de participação online!

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