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Artificial intelligence - Rise of the Robots

Artificial intelligence - Rise of the Robots

Martin Ford

Artificial intelligence - Rise of the Robots

Martin Ford

We have known for a long time that robots have replaced a majority of manual labor jobs. But they are now taking over complex jobs we previously thought only humans could do. In Rise of the Robots, Martin Ford looks at how the accelerating pace of new technologies will change, for better and worse, the economy, the job market, the education system, and society at large.

Ford has over 25 years of experience in computer design and software development, having founded a company in Silicon Valley, and he is the author of two books: New York Times bestselling Rise of the Robots: Technology and the Threat of a Jobless Future and The Lights in the Tunnel: Automation, Accelerating Technology and the Economy of the Future. Rise of the Robots received the Financial Times/McKinsey Business Book of the Year Award and was named one of Business Insider’s Best Business Books of the Year.

Live streaming

15 MAY 2019
WED 18:30

Emílio Rui Vilar Auditorium
Free entry*
Duration 1h30

*Free entry (subject to availability), tickets available on the day from 15:00 at the ticket-office

In english with simultaneous translation to portuguese

Live streaming here

Artificial Intelligence: Applications, Implications and Speculations


Artificial intelligence is increasingly imposing itself on the reality of contemporary societies, although new technological developments come into being every day, this phenomenon is not correspondingly reflected in the public sphere. Considering that it is important to know and discuss this reality, this cycle of debates takes a look at the current applications of artificial intelligence reflecting upon its social implications in a whole range of different areas (ranging from health to privacy, employability and other areas) and the way in which the
future can be imagined within this new paradigm.

Between April and June, the cycle is divided into three separate moments, each of them a double programme: a debate with several speakers from the academic and business worlds and a conference.



BoCA Biennial

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