14 May 2019 - Hotel Don Giovanni, Prague, Czech Republic

Does the human brain stand a chance?

All you want to know about AI, but dare not ask.

Want to know what artificial intelligence is and how it will affect your business? Want to be inspired by the possibilities of using ever-increasing data volumes to support decision-making? If so, this is the conference for you!

Speakers:

Paul Bello

Director of the Interactive Systems Section, U.S. Naval Research Laboratory

Marek Havrda

Strategy Advisor, GoodAI

MUDr František Koukolík DrSc, FCMA.

Doctor, neuropathologist, scientific essayist

Jerald Kralik

Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)

Martin Kvapilík

Director of Quality & IT,TOSHULIN

Pavel Kysilka

Founder, 6D

Radim Polčák

Head of the Institute of Law and Technology

Jan Romportl

Chief Data Scientist, O2 Czech Republic

Juraj Rosa

CEO, GoodAI Applied

Jan Míča

Head of Digital Coordination Unit, The Office of the Government of the Czech Republic

About the topic of the conference

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is presently one of the main topics that raise many expectations and concerns. Center of discussion is whatever use AI in areas where it could support or replace human decision-making. This conundrum raises many questions related to AI, technological, business, legislative, but also purely human ones.

In the title of the conference is emphasised the word "brain" as the program focuses on artificial intelligence applications, that will support or replace human decisions (not industry 4.0 replacing routine tasks ), but especially areas where:

The content of the keynotes covers four basic views on AI:

Program

Morning session

Conference opening

Organiser, representatives of Czech Chamber of Commerce, representatives of main partners
Official opening. Welcoming remarks. Introducing keynote speakers.

Does the brain still stand a chance?

Tomáš Vejlupek, President, TOVEK
Throughout this conference, we will be tackling the following issues. Comparing the human competence vs. the competence of AI. Facing the fact that both the human brain and the artificial intelligence always will be a kind of a black box. How important a proper “education” is for both. Introducing the knowledge base of this conference’s topic.

Machine learning

Jan Romportl, Chief Data Scientist, O2 Czech Republic
What is machine learning, the relationship between machine learning and AI, practical experience, benefits and limiting factors ... The role of human in machine learning.

Ethics and Consciousness of Machines

Paul Bello, Cognitive Science Program Director, Office of Naval Research
The relationship between attention, self-awareness and action. The current state of AI technology and the main directions of further research.

Metacognition and Social Cognition

Jerald D. Kralik, Visiting Professor, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology
Why metacognition and Social Cognition will become a critical component of AI?

Current AI applications

Juraj Rosa, CEO, GoodAI Applied
Addressing the needs of different industries using new generation artificial intelligence.

The Wealth of the Digital Revolution

Pavel Kysilka, Founder, 6D
Exponential symbiosis. On which field is the artificial intelligence winning over human intelligence and where will it always be the other way around. How can both cooperate and be the winners instead of rivals? What are the winning strategies for work, education, and business in the digital era? Which work, education and business strategies are winning in the digital era.

Afternoon session

The impact of AI on the labor market

Marek Havrda, Strategy Advisor, GoodAI
New demands on the competencies of people, the profession that AI will have the biggest impact on what we can do today.

Legal aspects of AI

Radim Polčák, Institute of Law and Technology, Masaryk’s University
Responsibility for AI's decisions and actions, AI's legal personality, the responsibility of a person who acts on the AI suggestion.

EU a AI

Jan Míča, Office of the Government of the Czech Republic.
Current AI legislation and forthcoming changes, EU economic strategy in AI.

Moral decision-making

František Koukolík, Neuropathology specialist, Thomayer’s hospital in Prague
Moral decision-making is the decision about good and evil. It is culturally versatile and it is in some way present in all human activities. Solving moral dilemmas can be traced in the activity of brain neuronal networks, in a same way like a moral decision-making based on faith. Moral decision-making can be influenced by social stereotypes and emotions. Moral failure is a continuum from everyday things to war crimes.

The relationship between artificial and human intelligence

Martin Kvapilík, Quality and IT Manger, TOSHULIN
How to avoid creating a beast: The relationship between artificial and human intelligence from the point of view of medieval philosophy.

Panel Discussion: How use AI for decision making effectively?

Miroslav Nečas, Business Development Manager, TOVEK
Most arguments used by AI pessimists against artificial intelligence we can successfully use against human intelligence as well. How to utilize the strengths of both AI and human intelligence effectively? The AI does and will make more decisions for us. What to watch out for in such situations? Which decisions should we never leave to the machines?

Speakers

Paul Bello

Director of the Interactive Systems Section, U.S. Naval Research Laboratory

Paul Bello is the director of the Interactive Systems Section at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL), and the former director of the Cognitive Science and AI program at the Office of Naval Research (ONR). He received his Ph.D. in cognitive science in 2005 from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, where his early work helped lay the groundwork for a now-blossoming logicist approach to machine ethics. At ONR, Bello spearheaded an effort to expand funding and visibility for issues pertaining to the development of artificial moral agents, and the study of human moral cognition. In his current role at NRL, Bello co-directs the ARCADIA research program: an ambitious effort to explore the relationships between attention, (self)-consciousness, and agency by building an attention-centric architecture.

Marek Havrda

Strategy Advisor, GoodAI

Marek Havrda is Strategy Advisor at GoodAI, a private R&D company focusing on the development of Artificial General Intelligence and AI applications. An economist and sociologist by training, Havrda is on a long-term personal leave from the European Commission, where he contributed to the Impact Assessment of new legislation and to the use of behavioral economics for policy formulation. Previously, he worked for think-tanks and the private sector with multinational innovation leaders in telecom and material industries. Since returning to the Czech Republic in 2012, he has been working on various behavioral science-inspired projects. He has served as an advisor to the Czech Ministry of Finance and Ministry of Education, and as a member of the Regulatory Impact Assessment (RIA) Board where he advises the Czech Government on potential impacts of draft legislation. He studied at Charles University, Warwick Business School, Johns Hopkins University and Georgetown University.

MUDr František Koukolík DrSc, FCMA.

Doctor, neuropathologist, scientific essayist

František Koukolík graduated in medicine from the Faculty of General Medicine of Charles University in Prague. He is a pathologist and neuropathologist focusing on neurodegenerative diseases and the relationship between brain and behaviour. From 1983 to 2013 he was the head of the Department of Patology and Molecular Medicine at Thomayer's Hospital in Prague and since 2001 till 2013 he has also been the head of the Laboratory of Prion Diseases. He wrote a number of scientific papers and books for medical doctors and the general public. He won the the prize for popularisation of science, Janssen's prize, Mensa prize and Vondráček's Psychiatric Prize. The asteroid 1997 RK was named after him. In 2018 he was appointed The Knight of the Czech Medical Association.

Jerald Kralik

Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST)

Jerald Kralik is a Visiting Professor in the Department of Bio and Brain Engineering at Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST). He obtained his undergraduate degree in zoology at Michigan State University, and his doctorate in psychology and computational neuroscience at Harvard University. He completed a postdoctoral position in neuroscience at the Duke University Medical Center, where he co-authored a paper in Nature on brain-machine interfaces, in which neural recordings from monkeys controlled a robotic arm. He then completed a postdoctoral position at the US National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), where he won an NIMH research award investigating the neurophysiology of the prefrontal cortex. He was an Assistant Professor at Dartmouth College before coming to KAIST. His research interests include evolutionary, cognitive, social and computational neuroscience, as well as cognitive architectures, artificial intelligence and brain engineering, focusing on metacognition, social cognition, and decision-making.

Martin Kvapilík

Director of Quality & IT,TOSHULIN

Martin Kvapilík graduated from Technical Cybernetics at FE VUT in Brno and the Theology in Christian Education at CMTF UP Olomouc. His interests at these schools included artificial intelligence, qualitative descriptions of systems, and a soul-body problem. He is the Quality and IT Director of the engineering firm TOSHULIN, a.s. and Director of IT at TOS KURIM - OS, a.s. He is the father of two sons and two daughters.

Pavel Kysilka

Founder, 6D

Pavel Kysilka is a graduate of The University of Economics in Prague. In 1986 –1990 he worked at the Institute of Economics of the Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences. In 1990-1991 Pavel was the Chief Economic Advisor to the Minister for Economic Policy. He was appointed the Vice Governor of the Czech National Bank in 1993 and acting Governor in 1998. He lead the introduction of the Czech national currency in 1993 and assisted the introduction of national currencies in several East European countries as an expert of the International Monetary Fund. He was repeatedly elected the President of the Czech Economic Society in nineties. In 2000 he became the Chief Economist of Ceska sporitelna, the largest Czech bank, deputy CEO and member of the Board of Directors in 2004 and the CEO and the Chairman of the Board in 2011-2015. He was awarded “Banker of the Year” of the Czech Republic in 2011, 2012 and 2013.
Pavel is a founder and chairman of 6D, a company providing strategic advisory, digital transformation projects and new technologies education for Czech and multinational businesses.
Pavel is a Member of the Board of The Czech - Israeli Chamber of Commerce, Management Board of the University of Economics of Prague, Masaryk University of Brno, Palacky University of Olomouc, President of the Music Festival Smetana´s Litomyšl, Member of the Management Board of Leos Janacek Foundation, Board member Of Czech Izraeli Chamber Of Commerce, Bohemian Heritage Fund and Supervisory Board of Aspen Institute Central Europe.

Jan Míča

Head of Digital Coordination Unit, The Office of the Government of the Czech Republic

Jan Míča graduated from the Faculty of Social Sciences at Masaryk University in Brno (European Studies and Political Science). At present, he is working as the Head of Digital Coordination Unit in the Section for European Affairs at the Office of the Government of the Czech Republic. He is in charge of horizontal issues related to the Digital Single Market including the development of artificial intelligence. Before his move to the Office of the Government, he has been working at the European Parliament’s Information Office in Prague.

Radim Polčák

Head of the Institute of Law and Technology

Radim Polcak is the head of the Institute of Law and Technology at the Law Faculty at Masaryk University (Czech Republic). He is the general chair of the Cyberspace conference; editor-in-chief of the Masaryk University Journal of Law and Technology and the head of the Editorial Board of the Review of Law and Technology (Revue pro právo a technologie). He is a founding fellow of the European Law Institute, a founding fellow of the European Academy of Law and ICT, a panellist at the .eu ADR arbitration court and a member of various governmental and scientific expert and advisory bodies and project consortia around the EU. He also served as a Special Adviser for Robotics and Data Protection Policy to the European Commission. Radim authored or co-authored over 150 scientific papers, books and articles namely on topics related to cyberlaw and legal philosophy.


Jan Romportl

Chief Data Scientist, O2 Czech Republic

Jan Romportl is Chief Data Scientist at O2 Czech Republic where he helped build the data science team strongly focused on machine learning from telco big data. He was also involved in the startup scene as Chief Science Officer in AI Startup Incubator. Jan has more than 10 years of academic research and teaching experience in AI, man-machine interaction, speech technologies and philosophy. He was Head of the Department of Man-Machine Interaction at New Technologies Research Centre, University of West Bohemia, and a senior researcher at Department of Cybernetics of the same university. He focuses on AI safety issues and he organises the Prague’s AI Safety Meetup group.

Juraj Rosa

CEO, GoodAI Applied

Juraj Rosa works alongside leaders in various industries addressing their needs using next-generation AI technologies. Blending his interest in design and technology, Juraj is leading a strong high-performing senior talent, while overseeing the service delivery and ensuring solid customer experience

The organizer

Tovek

We are Czech technological company. We have been developing solutions to find, understand, and use information for "intelligent" decision making for the last 25 years. Artificial intelligence have potential to become one of the tools to give support managers in the decision making. We view this conference as a platform to confront opinions of objectors and supporters of artificial intelligence. Our goal is to evaluate possibilities of AI from manager view, who is responsible for economic results and the competitiveness of their business, in short, and long run.

Expert partner

GoodAi

The artificial intelligence research and development company GoodAI was founded by CEO/CTO Marek Rosa in January 2014. The international team of 20 research scientists and engineers is based in Prague, Czech Republic. The company's mission is to develop general artificial intelligence - as fast as possible - to help humanity and understand the universe.

While GoodAI focuses on fundamental research of human-level AI, its sister company GoodAI Applied is using artificial intelligence solutions to maximize business success for companies and organizations across a range of industries.

Registration

You can register to our conference Does the human brain stand a chance? through APLIKACE HAPPENEE.

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Registration Fees

Early registration deadline is February 28, 2019.
Late registration deadline is May 10, 2019.

Early Regular Late
Before and on
February 28, 2019 From March 1 till May 10, 2019 On and After May 11, 2019
2 500,00 Kč 3 500,00 Kč 4 500,00 Kč

Registration fee (including 21% VAT) covers the costs of use of conference facilities, technical equipment, program part, conference package, buffet lunch, refreshments during breaks and the invitation for Glass of Wine

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