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10/09/2019 - Lectures, News

Domodossola, Domosofia, 22 September: Gianmarco Veruggio and Don Victor Tambone on Roboetics

Domodossola, Domosofia, 22 September: Gianmarco Veruggio and Don Victor Tambone on Roboetics
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Robots and humans. Feelings in (short)circuit? Gianmarco Veruggio, robotic engineer, and Don Victor Tambone, professor of forensic medicine and bioethics, talk about it.

Where: Domosofia, Domodossola, piazza Rovereto

What: Conference by Gianmarco Veruggio and Don Victor Tambone

When: 22 September 2019 at 16pm


Now that progress has made possible the realization of many challenges and utopias in the past exclusive prerogative of science fiction, the basic question concerns the goals that humans must pursue and the objectives towards which it is appropriate to direct scientific and technological advancement.

Humanoids are now a reality in the field of robotics. It is impossible not to be surprised in front of Sophia, the robot-woman created by Hanson Robotics with features similar to Audrey Hepburn, able to interact naturally with humans, to respond to an interview, to remember previous conversations and to continue to implement his knowledge through his Internet connection. Sophia is able to show 65 different facial expressions. Saudi Arabia has granted her citizenship.

In the future, flexible/organic electronics will be able to give androids even more human-like features, such as the softness of the skin. Will it be enough for us to accept cohabitation with androids? Or will we continue to hear the voice of replicant Roy Batty from the film Blade Runner who before dying bitterly states: "I have seen things that you humans could not imagine..." What is the basic feeling of humans in the face of the future of science?

Now that if not everything, much is possible, why do we not simply feel satisfied, but cultivate anxieties? In reality, the human-robot relationship is asymmetrical and suffers from the difficulty of reconciling man's innate passion for discovery with the profoundly human awareness of the problems inherent in the development of artificial intelligence.



Dissemination, Roboethics, Science&Society