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SNF DIALOGUES: Humanity-AI Symbiosis (Video)

ATHENS — SNF DIALOGUES and the SNF Agora Institute host an open discussion during the SNF Nostos.

On Wednesday August 25 at 18:30 (EET), SNF DIALOGUES will host an open discussion in collaboration with the SNF Agora Institute at Johns Hopkins University on the topic of Humanity-AI Symbiosis. SNF DIALOGUES, a series of events held through journalism nonprofit iMEdD (the incubator for Media Education and Development), will take place at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC) Dome as part of the SNF Nostos, which this year focuses on the theme of Humanity and Artificial Intelligence.

Guided by expert perspectives and driven by the audience’s curiosity, the DIALOGUES discussion will explore the ethical, philosophical, and social issues that arise from the use of developed AI systems in our everyday life, and what the future will hold for society and democracy.

Participants include:

• Stelios Virvidakis, Professor of Philosophy, Department of History and Philosophy of Science, NKUA

• Ethan Zuckerman, Associate Professor of Public Policy, Communication and Information, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

George Giannakopoulos, Artificial Intelligence Research Fellow at the National Center for Scientific Research Demokritos and Co-Founder of SciFY PNPC, will also join the DIALOGUES discussion.

The event will also feature live discussion with two different AI systems. The first was specially designed for DIALOGUES by SKEL, The AI Lab at the National Centre for Scientific Research Demokritos Institute of Informatics and Telecommunications. This system was adapted from the Blender Bot and DialoGPT open-source AI technologies and trained using the content of previous DIALOGUES discussions. The second is Philosopher AI, which features the most advanced language model in AI, based on GPT-3 technology, and was trained on a huge volume of text and materials using deep learning techniques.

The discussion will be moderated by journalist and SNF DIALOGUES Executive Director Anna-Kynthia Bousdoukou and SNF Agora Institute Director Hahrie Han.

The discussion will be conducted in English with simultaneous interpretation into Greek.

Send us your questions at snfdialogues.org/questions

Watch the discussion online on the SNF Dialogues website, snfdialogues.org 

The Dialogues are curated and moderated by Anna-Kynthia Bousdoukou.

*The opinions expressed by DIALOGUES participants, whether representing officially institutions and organizations or themselves, are solely their own and do not necessarily represent the views of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) or iMEdD. Speakers’ remarks are made freely, without prior guidance or intervention from the team. 

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