Is the cyborg the future of humankind?

swissnex India continues its ‘Artificial Intelligence and Advanced Robotics Lecture series’ with Dr. Daniela Cerqui at IIT Varanasi (BHU) technical festival Technex 2015.

Event Details

Date

February 28, 2015 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

Background Picture: Prof. Kevin Warwick, University of Reading, Cybernetics Department.

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swissnex India is pleased to announce the presence of Dr. Daniela Cerqui, senior lecturer at the Institute of Social Sciences of the University of Lausanne, Switzerland at the IIT Varanasi (BHU) technical festival Technex 2015

Talk at IIT Varanasi (BHU) on 28th February

Title: Is the cyborg the future of humankind? An anthropological approach
Technology is never neutral. There are social values embedded in it, as every technological device is the result of a design and building process through which social values are transmitted. The talk will focus on information technologies and show that they are deeply rooted in certain western values. It will be based on a case study: the research carried out by Prof Kevin Warwick at the University of Reading (UK). His work consists of the merging of humans and machines, which appears as the last step in reducing the delay in information access in a society obsessed with the idea of gaining time.

Profile: Dr. Daniela Cerqui
Dr Daniela Cerqui is a social and cultural anthropologist interested in the relationship between technology and society (and, more fundamentally, humankind). She is a senior lecturer at the Institute of Social Sciences of the University of Lausanne (Switzerland) where she is involved in teaching and research on emerging and cenverging technologies (biotechnologies, nanotechnologies, information technologies and cognitive sciences).

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