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Talking to AIs

We often imagine technology in our science fiction scenarios that is very different from what happens when it becomes available. Today, we are starting to talk about Artificial Intelligence that is not exactly like what was depicted in the Sci-Fi books we were reading decades ago. There has been an explosion of experimentation in the …

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Join me online at the ExOWorld Digital Summit

Join me online at the ExOWorld Digital Summit on Apr 14-16, organized by @openexo and the #ExOCommunity. Learn more and buy your ticket for just $147 instead of $497 for all three days at the following reserved link: https://www.exoworld.live/David-Orban This 3-day virtual summit gathers leading thinkers of our generation to discuss the current global scenario …

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Innovation Summit 2017

I was invited to the Innovation Summit 2017 to interview Steve Wozniak, “The Woz”. Here’s the link to the video. Below you can also find the audio of the interview and the transcript     Andrea Poggi: Thank you, Steve. Thank you for coming. Thank you, really. It’s an honor for us that you are …

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Computo Ergo Sum: Imagining and Building Moral Machines

Our lives are shaped by smarter and smarter machines, helping us in big and small decisions. Corporations are busy developing products and services based on artificial intelligence. The moral implications of this symbiotic relationship must be deeply explored. A wide and inclusive public conversation is needed to address the issues they are raising. At the recent …

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Technology And Human Dignity

The conversation around technological unemployment, which assumes that we will see increasing amounts of social tension due to automation replacing human work in all sectors, hides a more fundamental issue. Technology must be designed and deployed in order to support human dignity, the building of sustainably meaningful lives, and the creation of resilient communities. I delivered …

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Social Evolution And The Internet Of Everything

More than one hundred thousand years ago we began using fire or, more recently, ten thousand years ago, we began agricultural activities, since then our society has always been influenced profoundly influenced by technology and we have had important dreams of achieving social emancipation, of achieving justice for all. The infrastructures we have not only …

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SHiFT puts Portugal’s startup scene in touch with the World

I was speaking this week at SHiFT08 in Lisbon. This conference has been put together by a group of volunteers led by Pedro Custodio, with passion, joy, and a lot of creativity. For smaller, and relatively isolated markets like Portugal, these are excellent, and very important opportunities to make sure that their startup culture is …

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Transcript of my talk at Sophrosyne’s Saturday Salon

Here is the transcript of my talk at Sophrosyne’s Saturday Salon from yesterday, entitled “The New Renaissance”. It is fairly long: you can find the full text on Scribd. [13:04] Sophrosyne Stenvaag: Hey everybody, welcome – we’ll be starting in a few minutes – still lots of people coming in – If this is your …

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