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Will Robots Take Our Jobs? Possible Social and Economic Consequences of Artificial Intelligence

Friday, April 26, 2019, 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm

26 April, 2019
CELAB Seminar

By Robert Pinter with the title

“Will robots take our jobs? Possible social and economic consequences of artificial intelligence“

One of the most important questions of artificial intelligence (AI) is whether robots will take our jobs. In regard to this question, this presentation raises important economic and social phenomena in a single line of thought. Its starting points are the relation of productivity and employment, the impact of AI on work, and a few examples of different professions. Presenter examines what will happen to us if we will not have a job: how we will earn money, what will give meaning to our lives and what we will do with our leisure time. The lecture also discusses how to prepare for the challenges posed by AI, what to teach our children, and how to cooperate with robots through the so-called centaur-model. The final part of the presentation looks into the distant future, with a mention of posthumanism and (digital) immortality, stating that our future is still uncertain. 

Robert Pinter, PhD in sociology, Head of Consumer Research at eNET Internet Research & Consulting Ltd. and assistant professor of Department of Information and Communication at the Corvinus University of Budapest. Formerly worked for Ipsos Interactive Services (IIS) in Hungary, Russia and the Czech Republic and as the scientific strategic director of Information Society Research Institute (ITTK) at the Budapest Univ. of Technology and Economics. Robert works in information society research and online world since the end of the '90s. His main professional interests are online research, web 2.0, new/social media, smartphones, future trends and most recently artificial intelligence.

Starts at 3:00 pm
Finishes at 4:30 pm
Location: CEU Gellner Room

Followed by Reception