Algorithm rule. The world of absolute power


Algorithm rule. The world of absolute power


4 July 2022, 17:00


PPNT Gdynia
Gdynia, al. Zwycięstwa 96/98
Building 3


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Algorithms rule every 10th minute of our lives. What we read when browsing the internet in the morning, what place on the train we get when buying a ticket, which scooter will we go to work, or who will drive our Uber. All this is decided today by artificial intelligence.

Dr Maciej Kawecki will talk about how to live safely in a world where the value of data exceeds the value of crude oil. We live in a reality in which there is so much of our data on the web that even it is not enough to train algorithms. We have already shared information about us with such intensity that more and more algorithms are fed with sensitive data. Algorithms create artificial human data to train other algorithms that make decisions about many areas of our real life. During the lecture, we will ask ourselves whether there is still a chance to stay safe and anonymous on the Internet and what price we have to pay to be truly autonomous in making decisions.

The considerations will be accompanied by an analysis of selected fragments of the predictions of the future made by Stanisław Lem in the year of his 100th birthday celebrations. As part of the presentation, 7 technological trends will be presented, especially in all the largest technology scenes in 2021 and 2022 – CES in Las Vegas, GITEX in Dubai, Display WEEK in San Jose, WMC in Barcelona and Web Summit in Lisbon. These trends include, in particular, dataism, deglobalization, climate transformation, the health care crisis, technology biologization, the world of mirror images and the technology of nature. Each of the trends will be matched with the most revolutionary achievements of Polish science and technology, including those developed by Polish startups showing how Poland fits into global trends. The speech will combine what Dr Maciej Kawecki specializes in, i.e. anticipating technological trends and presenting the current progress of Polish technical thought.



Dr Maciej Kawecki

Dr Maciej Kawecki

He has the title of the EU Digital Ambassador by the European Commission. President of the Lem Institute. Vice-rector for innovation at the WSB University in Warsaw. In the years 2019-2021, the dean of the Faculty of Entrepreneurship and Innovation of the WSB University in Warsaw. From 2017 to 2019, he was the director of the data management department at the Ministry of Digitization, responsible ...

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