FUTUROLOGICAL
CONGRESS

HUMANITY IN THE AGE OF ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

21st – 26th September / @NOI Techpark

Transart
Eurac Research
Noi Techpark
Terracube

Here worlds meet. The Futurological Congress is an interdisciplinary infotainment festival where science and art, technology and culture, online and offline, come together. Dealing with future issues requires all disciplines.

All the more fitting therefore is the duo of organizers, consisting of Eurac Research’s Center for Advanced Studies, which since its foundation has been dealing with questions of the future across disciplinary boundaries, and the festival of contemporary culture, Transart. The main theme will be “Artificial Intelligence and Art”: philosophers, futurologists, performance artists and media scientists, computer scientists, musicians and publicists will venture a groundbreaking look at the future of human creativity and the astounding possibilities offered by the digital age – a colorful series of scientific keynotes, discussions and art performances, partly physical in the NOI Techpark, partly live-streamed.

Artificial intelligence, robotics and algorithms accompany human everyday life like no other development of the 21st century. They wage wars, handle money flows, make diagnoses, decide on the granting of loans and shape mobility. AI software blurs the line between man and machine. But can artificial intelligence create art? Does it remain just a tool, like a painter’s brush, or can it develop its own aesthetics? And what other difference is there between man and machine – perhaps the inevitable transience of humans, compared to the possibility of the quasi-immortal existence of artificial intelligence? These and other questions will be discussed, among others, by the philosopher Julian Nida-Rümelin, the transhumanist Zoltan Istvan, the Google X engineer Grace C. Young and the futurist Jason Silva, media artists Hexorcismos and Robin Meier, the musician Peter Kirn and the artistic curator Natalia Fuchs.

Program

Remote Microresidency

A POSTCARD FROM THE FUTURE

21.09.2020 – Online
Remote Microresidency

A POSTCARD FROM THE FUTURE II

22.09.2020 – Online
Remote Microresidency

A POSTCARD FROM THE FUTURE III

23.09.2020 – Online
Futurological Congress

Artistic Prelude

24.09.20 – NOI Techpark / Online
Futurological Congress

DAY 1

25/09/2020 – NOI Techpark / Online
Futurological Congress

DAY 2

26.09.20 NOI Techpark / Online

Registration

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24.09 ARTISTIC PRELUDE (20.30 - 22.15)25.09 DAY 1 (select the shift below)

26.09 DAY 2


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Relators

Julian Nida-Rümelin

Philosopher

Grace C. Young

Engineer at X, Alphabet’s moonshot factory

Riccardo Manzotti

Philosopher, psychologist, AI expert

Zoltan Istvan

Transhumanist

Susan Schneider

Philosopher and cognitive scientist

Jason Silva

Futurist

Anders Sandberg

Computational neuroscientist

Matthias Röder

Managing director of the Karajan Institute

Kathrin Passig

Writer

Holger Volland

Vice president Frankfurter Buchmesse

Rob van Kranenburg

Founder of Council_IoT

Ahmed Elgammal

Computer scientist

Stefan Brandt

Director Futurium

Harald Pechlaner

Head of the Center for Advanced Studies

Roland Benedikter

Political scientist

Mira Fajfer

Actress

Stefano Di Buduo

Video artist

Lu Yang

Artist

Joe Davis

Artist

Xenia Sangina

Artist

Dmitry Morozov

Artist

Robin Meier

Artist & Composer

Natalya Soboleva

Computer Scientist

Isabella Salas

Artist

Ilia Symphocat

Artist

HEXORCISMOS

Artist

Emilio Vavarella

Artist

Chris Salter

Researcher

Natalia Fuchs

Curator

Peter Kirn

Musician & Creative Technologist

INFO

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