Brave New World: Did the Future Arrive Too Early?

Date: June 12th 2015
Location: Casa da Música, Porto

Some of the greatest international technology experts will be at Casa da Música to debate the new trends in the field and what the current increasing technological advancement will bring us. “Brave New World: Did the Future Arrive Too Early?”, organized by the Fundação Francisco Manuel dos Santos, is a day-long event, with discussion four panels under the themes “Digital Me”, “Intelligent Life”, “Economy 2.0” and “Digital Republic”.

The opening remarks will be delivered by Manuela Veloso, professor at Carnegie Mellon University and former president of the Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence. She is deeply involved in the CMU Portugal program, as a leader of an ERI project  and advisor of several PhD students. Also among the long list of speakers are Evgeni Morozov, author and Slate columnist; Bruce Sterling, science-fiction author and Wired columnist; Ellen Jorgensen, Genspace director; Tyler Cohen, economist, professor and director of the Mercatus Center.



8:00  Welcome Session 

9:30  Opening Remarks  

    Manuela Veloso, Professor of Carnegie Mellon University

10:00 Coffee Break 

10:30 Digital Me  

    David Brin, Fellow of the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies

    Evgeni Morozo, Columnist for Slate

11:45 Intelligent Life 

    Ellen Jorgensen, Director for Genspace

13:00 Lunch 

14:30 Economy 2.0  

    Tyler Cohen, Director for Mercatus Center

15:45 Digital Republic  

    Andrew Chadwick, Professor of University of London

    Francisca Bria, Senior Project Lead of Nesta

    Mário Campolargo, Director for “Net Futures” in DG CONNECT 

17:00 Coffee Break 

17:30 Jake Bowers Interviews Bruce Sterling 

      Jake Bowers, Professor of University of Illinois

      Bruce Sterling, Columnist for Wired

18:15 Meeting Summary  

    Ana Lehmann, Professor of Católica-Lisbon School of Bussiness & Economics

18:30 Closing Remarks  

    Alexandre Soares dos Santos, Founder of Fundação Francisco Manuel dos Santos

19:00 Special Feature from “Governo Sombra” TV show  

    Carlos Vaz Marques, João Miguel Tavares, Ricardo Araújo Pereira and Pedro Mexia