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Emerging technologies and the future of humanity

A number of emergening and future technologies have the potential to transform - for better or for worse - society and the conditions for humanity. In order to avoid a situation where in effect we run blindfolded at full speed into unknown and dangerous territories, we need to understand what the possible and probable future scenarios are. The purpose of the meeting is to shed light on these issues and discuss how a more systematic treatment might be possible.

Datum

2014-03-17

Tid

09.30 - 17.00

Plats

Beijersalen, Kungl. Vetenskapsakademien

Adress

Lilla Frescativägen 4A, Stockholm

Vägbeskrivning

Avgift

The event is free of charge and open to the public but registration is required for all participants.

Photo: Richard Greenhill and Hugo Elias, Shadow Robot Company Photo: Richard Greenhill and Hugo Elias, Shadow Robot Company

 

Föreläsare

Seth Baum, Global Catastrophic Risk Institute, NY, USA

Anders Sandberg, Oxford University, UK

Karim Jebari, Kungliga Tekniska högskolan, Stockholm

Roman Yampolskiy, University of Louisville, KY, USA

Ulf Danielsson, Uppsala universitet, Uppsala

Gustaf Arrhenius, Stockholms universitet, Stockholm 

Katarina Westerlund, Uppsala universitet, Uppsala

A number of emergening and future technologies have the potential to transform - for better or for worse - society and the conditions for humanity. These include, e.g., geoengineering, artificial intelligence, nanotechnology, and ways to enhance human capabilities by genetic, farmaceutical or electronic means. In order to avoid a situation where in effect we run blindfolded at full speed into unknown and dangerous territories, we need to understand what the possible and probable future scenarios are, with respect to these technological developments and their potential positive and negative impacts on humanity. The purpose of the meeting is to shed light on these issues and discuss how a more systematic treatment might be possible.

Detailed programme and abstracts can be downloaded from the menu to the right.

The symposium is supported financially by Riksbankens Jubileumsfond and Vetenskapsrådet.

Anmälan

Anmälningstiden avslutad

Kontakt

Programverksamheten
program@kva.se