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TEDxLeuvenSalon: Intelligence - Artificial or Human

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Centraal auditorium gasthuisberg

Onderwijs en Navorsing 1

Herestraat 49

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TEDxLeuven is back! The theme of our next salon is "Intelligence - Artificial or Human", and is sure to provide many ideas worth spreading!

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Humans are remarkable beings. Thanks to their abstract reasoning skills, complex societies and opposable thumbs, they have become the undisputable apex predator and have thoroughly reshaped the face of this planet. We like to think of ourselves as intelligent, rational beings. However, this idea is often disproven. We are terrible at risk assessment, have numerous biases and are susceptible to conspiracy theories. It is hard to convince us ‘rational’ beings, often even with solid evidence.

On to the machines then. They are free of emotional ties and rely exclusively on cold, hard data. Surely they will succeed where we can’t? Indeed, frequently, artificial intelligence can outperform trained experts at certain tasks. Yet they currently lack some defining human traits, like empathy and creativity. So what is it that makes a being ‘intelligent’? Can we teach a computer morality and creativity?

Join us in our search for answers (and additional questions) in this Salon!

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Centraal auditorium gasthuisberg

Onderwijs en Navorsing 1

Herestraat 49

3000 Leuven

Belgium

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In the spirit of 'ideas worth spreading', TEDx is a program of local, independently organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TED Talks videos and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local events are branded TEDx, where x = "independently organized". The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program.

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