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From Algorithmic States to Algorithmic Brains

September 22, 2016 - September 23, 2016

Location: Room G010 in the Hardiman Research Building, James Hardiman Library
Galway, Galway Ireland

Speaker(s): various speakers

Organised by: Dr John Danaher

The modern age is characterised by two technological trends. The first is the increased outsourcing of human agency to intelligent algorithms; the second is the increased integration between mind and machine. The purpose of this workshop is to explore the political, legal and ethical implications of both trends. If we outsource political and bureaucratic decision-making authority to machines, what effect does this have on key political values such as transparency, democratic participation, fairness, and efficiency? And if we integrate more with machines what effects might this have on our
personal virtues, autonomy, and our sense of self?

The workshop is taking place as part of the Algocracy and Transhumanism project which is funded under the IRC New Horizons scheme.

Click here for the workshop outline. Contact John.Danaher@nuigalway.ie for further information.