“Vivre la science et les technologies” trade show

Presented By Eureka! Year Round

On May 16, 2018, the annual "Vivre la science et les technologies" trade show will be held at Cegep St-Laurent. Science graduates and professionals will meet students to inspire them to become scientists! As part of this day, Ollivier Dyens, Quebec writer and essayist, will hold a conference on the very current theme of the development of human/machine relationships. What future awaits us?

General public speaker: Ollivier Dyens

Title : Educating, thinking and loving with machines : building the human/machine world (in French only)

Summary :
From artificial neural networks to the emotional intelligence of the machine, from climate change to ecosystem development, from the endless manipulation of the genome to intelligent weapons, from the increasingly organic nature of technologies to super surveillance, our world seems a little stranger every day. Can we still call it human?

Will we, together, provide present and future generations with cognitive tools and an educational system that will enable them to build this world, to understand it, to analyse it and to live in it happy and with dignity?

Schedule: 6 pm

Biography: Ollivier Dyens is an Associate Senior Executive Vice-President (Academic and Student Life) at McGill University. He is the author of twelve books including La Condition inhumaine published by Éditions Flammarion, and Metal and Flesh: The Evolution of Man, Technology Takes Over published by MIT Press. His twelfth book, Virus, parasites et ordinateurs : Le troisième hémisphère du cerveau was published by the Presses de l'Université de Montréal in 2015 and is available online free of charge. Ollivier Dyens was also a member of the Conseil Supérieur de l'Éducation from 2011 to 2015.

To view the full poster, click here: http://festivaleureka.ca/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Affiche-VST-FINALE-2018.pdf