News from IBE (CSIC-UPF)
The Catalan Institution for Research and Advanced Studies (ICREA) collaborates with the Center of Contemporary Culture of Barcelona (CCCB) for the ICREA-CCCB Debates in order to inform the general public about the advances being made in high-level research in Catalonia and the challenges it faces.
"Machines That Think: Opportunities and Dilemmas of Artificial Intelligence" reflects on the creation of intelligence, considering the limits to which researchers have been running up until now and the moral limits that may exist. The director of the Department of Experimental and Health Sciences (DCEXS), Arcadi Navarro, raised the benefits that intelligence has given to the human species in his conference "Intelligence as evolution strategy", that took place on 1st December.
Next week, 9th December, Hector Geffner, leader of the group of Artificial Intelligence of the Department of Information and Communication Technologies (DTIC), will examine how the artificial intelligence is studied and will also analyze the social and human implications of this technology by the "Present and future of artificial intelligence" lecture.
Mel Slater, from the Event Lab of University of Barcelona (UB) and Mavi Sánchez-Vives, researcher at the August Pi i Sunyer Biomedical Research Institute (IDIBAPS), will close the cycle with the conference "Perception and reality: understanding virtual worlds".
All conferences are at 19:00 h at the CCCB, and they are linked to Human+, an exhibition that has counted with the collaboration of Ricard Solé, leader of the Complex Systems Lab of the Institute of Evolutionary Biology (IBE; CSIC-UPF). This exhibition explores the boundaries of what it means to be a human being and the possible paths of future potential future trajectories of our species by considering both historical and emerging technologies, as well as their cultural and ethical contexts.