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Congres/symposium

Brave New World - Conference on How Future Technology will Impact Human Life

  • Malka Older
  • Marietje Schaake
  • Neil Harbisson & Moon Ribas
  • Peter Greenaway
  • Angelo Vermeulen
  • Luciano Floridi
Datum
2 november 2017 - 3 november 2017
Bezoekadres
Stadsgehoorzaal
Breestraat 60
2311 CS Leiden

On November 2nd & 3rd, 2017 the world of culture, philosophy, science, technology and storytelling will collide. Brave New World is an annual conference for professionals coming from science, industry, government and the creative industry, who want to go beyond their own field of interest. People who want to know what the future holds in store and how this will affect our life and work. We want to discuss what social impact new technologies could have on human life, before the innovations are introduced in society.

For example: How far are we willing to go with human enhancement? Does Artificial Intelligence has rights? Is there a future for democracy in this digital age? What do we think of helping nature with artificial evolution?

Speakers
After a successful first edition, we have another inspiring two days in store with themes like transhumanism, nature and biotechnology, the future of democracy & politics and artificial intelligence. We are honoured to welcome, amongst others, these excellent international experts:

- Malka Older - Author ‘Infomocracy’ (US)
- Marietje Schaake – Member of European Parliament (NL)
- Neil Harbisson & Moon Ribas - Cyborg activists, (UK/SP)
- Peter Greenaway - Film director, screenwriter & artist (UK)
- Angelo Vermeulen - Space systems researcher & biologist (BE)
- Luciano Floridi - Professor of Philosophy & Ethics of Information (IT)

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