This year’s 45th SNF DIALOGUES of the SNF NOSTOS Festival revolved around Artificial Intelligence.
SKEL | The AI Lab was represented by two of our researchers. AI Research Fellow, Dr George Giannakopoulos, who participated in a live dialogue on stage between humans and an Artificial Intelligence system and Dr George Petasis, who created the two AI systems that enabled the question and answer interaction with the participants.
The event was held in collaboration with the SNF Agora Institute at Johns Hopkins University, on Wednesday 25 August 2021 at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center (SNFCC).
Watch the video here.
During the event, audiences and speakers posed questions to two AI systems, specially designed for DIALOGUES, which responded live in front of the audience. Renowned experts then joined the discussion, grappling with moral, social, and political questions related to the concept of symbiosis between humans and machines, questions whose relevance may seem far off, yet is in fact already present: What role will AI play in society? Can AI systems have morals? Should they be given rights, like humans? And, do they have—or can they develop—emotional intelligence?