Sat, 30.09.2017, 2.00 pm–6.00 pm

MAK Columned Main Hall

Artificial Intelligence—Genuine Emotions. How Robots Shape Our Lives

Sat, 30.9.2017, 3–6 p.m.

Closing event of the exhibition Hello, Robot. Design between Human and Machine in context of the VIENNA BIENNALE 2017: Robots. Work. Our Future.

A MAK FUTURE LAB event in cooperation with the VIENNA DESIGN WEEK, sponsored by the BMVIT, Federal Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology

Today we depend on intelligent devices to get us through our daily lives. We trust our smart assistants to navigate us through strange cities, remind us of appointments, and keep us informed at all times on any given topic. They measure our pulse—and if necessary even call the emergency services. Anyone who’s had to dispense with a smartphone for an entire (work)day knows how dependent we’ve become on these clever little devices—and how helpless we are when it turns out they are not quite as smart as we thought.

What is the nature of the relationship between human and machine? Can we trust these machines? Will they learn to love us?

Participants and program:

Jan de Coster, Designer
Tal Erez, Designer

Panel Discussion
Mark Coeckelbergh, Philosopher (Media and Technology)
Jan de Coster, Designer
Tal Erez, Designer
Mia Meusburger, Designer
Johanna Pichlbauer, Designer

Moderator: Marlies Wirth, Curator, Digital Culture and MAK Design Collection

The panel discussion will be held in English.

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Artificial Intelligence—Genuine Emotions. How Robots Shape Our Lives
Sat, 30.09.2017
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Hello, Robot.

Design between Human and Machine
Wed, 21.06.2017–Sun, 01.10.2017

MAK Exhibition Hall

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Vienna Biennale 2017


Robots. Work. Our Future
Wed, 21.06.2017–Sun, 01.10.2017

MAK Austrian Museum for Applied Arts / Contemporary Art

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