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Keynote Session: AI or Death, Redefining What It Means to Be Human in the Age of Software

Software may be “eating the world”. But it’s also shaping how we think about what it means to be human.

This keynote is a deep dive into thinking about how contemporary technologies, and software especially, are informing the way we explain our lives, our selves, and the world around us.

We’ve all heard Elon Musk and Stephen Hawking warn us that AI may pose an existential risk to humanity. But where does this fear come from? And what is the “humanity” that they see as endangered? How we relate to software, and the role it plays in our lives, lies at the root of this discussion. This talk will provide cultural context around how we interact with our technologies and present a framework to think about our “technological” humanity.

About the speakers

Keynote speaker

Alix R├╝bsaam is researcher on Posthumanism and philosophy of technology. She is a PhD candidate at the University of Amsterdam and currently working at the Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis.
Her presentations cover a broad range of topics amongst which disruption, HR and Artificial Intelligence, whereby the emphasis is always on the intersection of computers and humans.