KEYNOTE: AI or Die: Redefining what it means to be human in the digital age
Several thinkers and innovators (Stephen Hawking, Elon Musk, etc.) have predicted that the rise of Artificial Intelligence means the end of humankind is near. They see our brain as a computer. For a long time, the computer has been the metaphor to explain the way we think. But this metaphor exists in a long tradition of ideas that are used to understand what it means to be human. From this, we can learn how our technologies contribute to how we think about ourselves and our future. The "end of humankind" is, thus, more the end of a way of thinking.
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Alix Rübsaam, PhD Candidate, University of Amsterdam
Alix Rübsaam 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 research focuses on the intersection of humans and technology and how the latter augments the first.