Adrian Cheok Speaker at EU Event in Brussels – Ethics in the Digital World – A Closer Look at Clouds, Big Data and the Internet of Things

 

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Event: Ethics in the Digital World – A Closer Look at Clouds, Big Data and the Internet of Things

Date: Tuesday, February 18, 2014
Time: Registration and welcome drink 15.00, seminar 15:30 – 17:00, mingle until 19:00
Venue: L’Atelier, 28 rue Franklin, 1000 Brussels

Confirmed Speakers

  • Nicole Dewandre, Advisor for societal issues to the Director General, DG CONNECT, EU Commission
  • Peter Warren and Jane Whyatt, Technology journalists and authors of the report Making the Digital World Ethical
  • Dr Murray Shanahan, Professor of Cognitive Robotics, Imperial College London
  • Dr Adrian Cheok, Professor of Pervasive Computing, London’s City University
  • Moderator: Per Strömbäck, Editor Netopia

Please RSVP to event@netopia.eu. Seats are limited.

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The emergence of the cloud services, big data and the internet of things could be one of the greatest boons to humankind in history, enabling a paradigm-shift in quality of life. The bad news is that there could be a downside. The development has profound implications for us in terms of surveillance, privacy and consumer rights.

  • Will we humans remain in control of the process, or will the process begin to control us?
  • Where do human rights such as privacy stand?
  • Can or should a system of ethics be imposed on computer software and the internet of things itself?
  • Are existing legal frameworks and approaches able to adapt to the coming machine age?
  • What rules will govern the makers of the machines and the ‘Lords of the Clouds’?

In the midst of the complex and often exciting technical changes that are being developed to help the human condition, we should ensure that humanity itself is not left out of the equation. Netopia invites to an afternoon of discussion, report presentation and mingle.

http://www.netopia.eu/2014/01/31/event-ethics-in-the-digital-world-feb-18/

Seminar Multisensory Internet Communication and Virtual Love Chaired by Sir Peter Williams CBE, Speakers Adrian David Cheok and David Levy

Love and sex with robots seminar

 

Seminar details:

26 November 2013

Event time: 6:00 – 7:20pm

Drinks reception: 7:20pm – 8:00pm

Daiwa Foundation Japan House, 13/14 Cornwall Terrace, Outer Circle, London NW1 4QP

Organised by The Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation

Booking Form

 

 

Seminar

Multisensory Internet Communication and Virtual Love

The era of hyperconnected internet allows for new embodied interaction between humans, animals and computers, leading to new forms of social and physical expression. The technologies being developed will in the future augment or mix the real world together with the virtual world. Humans will be able to experience new types of communication environments using all of the senses, where we can see virtual objects in the real environment, virtually touch someone from a distance away, and smell and taste virtual food. Our physical world will be augmented with sensors connected to the internet, buildings and physical spaces, cars, clothes and even our bodies. During the seminar, we will discuss some different research prototype systems for interactive communication, culture, and play. This merging of computing with the physical world may lead to us developing personal feelings for computers, machines and robots, which we will discuss in the second part of the seminar. In the second part, we will be inviting the audience to join us in an exploration of the limits of artificial intelligence. What will it mean for society when artificial intelligence researchers succeed in creating sophisticated artificial personalities, artificial emotions and artificial consciousness? When robots are also endowed with the ability to recognize what we say and what we mean, will they be able to carry on interesting, amusing, intelligent and friendly, even loving conversations with us? How will humans react to this new breed of “person” that can say “I love you” and mean it? These are some of the questions that will touch on the possibility of love, sex and marriage with robots.

 

About the contributors

Professor Adrian David Cheok Professor Adrian David Cheok is Professor of Pervasive Computing at City University London and Founder and Director of the Mixed Reality Lab. His background is in Engineering, and he gained his PhD at the University of Adelaide in 1999. After working at the National University of Singapore and Mitsubishi Electric in Japan, he became Professor at Keio University in the Graduate School of Media Design. His research is concerned with mixed reality, human-computer interfaces, wearable computers, pervasive and ubiquitous computing. He is a recipient of many awards and prizes, including the Hitachi Fellowship, the Microsoft Research Award in Gaming and Graphics and the SIP Distinguished Fellow Award, and was designated as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum in 2008. Professor Cheok often discusses his work on media outlets such as the BBC, CNN and the Discovery Channel, and also works as Editor in Chief of three academic journals, one of which is Lovotics: Academic Studies of Love and Friendship with Robots.

 

Dr David Levy Dr David Levy is President of the International Computer Games Association, and CEO of the London based company Intelligent Toys Ltd. He graduated from the University of St. Andrews in 1967, and moved into the world of business, professional chess playing and writing. He has written more than thirty books on chess, and was awarded the International Master title by FIDE, the World Chess Federation in 1969. In 1968, David started a bet with four Artificial Intelligence professors that he would not lose a chess match against a computer program within ten years. He won that bet. Since 1977 David has been involved in the development of many chess playing and other programs for consumer electronic products. David’s interest in Artificial Intelligence has expanded beyond computer games into other areas of AI, including human-computer conversation, and in 1997 he led the team that won the Loebner Prize competition in New York, which he won again in 2009. His fiftieth book, Love and Sex with Robots, was published in November 2007, shortly after he was awarded a PhD by the University of Maastricht for his thesis entitled Intimate Relationships with Artificial Partners.

 

Sir Peter Williams CBE (chair)
Sir Peter Williams CBE is the Chairman of the Daiwa Anglo-Japanese Foundation, and has a PhD in Engineering from the University of Cambridge. He has previously served as Honorary Treasurer and Vice President of the Royal Society, Chairman of the National Physical Laboratory, Chancellor of the University of Leicester, Chairman and Chief Executive of Oxford Instruments plc, Deputy Chief Executive of VG Instruments Ltd., Master of St. Catherine’s College Oxford, Chairman of Trustees of the Science Museum and Chairman of the Engineering & Technology Board. He has advised Government on issues of science and education, including the ‘Williams Review’ of primary mathematics in 2008 and in 2010 was a member of an international review of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) for the UN Secretary General. He was knighted in 1998 and is a Fellow of the Royal Society and of the Royal Academy of Engineering.

Keynote Speech at Immersive Media Experiences 2013 “Multisensory Mixed Reality with Smell and Taste” Adrian David Cheok http://immersiveme2013.di.fc.ul.pt/keynote.html

Keynote speech at International Conference on Games and Virtual Worlds for Serious Applications, Bournemouth University, “Multisensory Feeling Communication in the Hyperconnected Era”

Keynote Speech at VS-Games 2013

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Keynote speech at VS-Games 2013

September 11-13, 2013. Bournemouth University, UK.

Keynote Title: Multisensory Feeling Communication in the Hyperconnected Era

Abstract: This talk outlines new facilities that are arising in the hyperconnected internet era within human media spaces. This allows new embodied interaction between humans, species, and computation both socially and physically, with the aim of novel interactive communication and entertainment. Humans can develop new types of communication environments using all the senses, including touch, taste, and smell, which can increase support for multi-person multi-modal interaction and remote presence. In this talk, we present an alternative ubiquitous computing environment and space based on an integrated design of real and virtual worlds. We discuss some different research prototype systems for interactive communication, culture, and play.

 

http://www.vsgames2013.org/p/keynotes.html

Adrian David Cheok Keynote Speaker at International Conference On Informatics and Creative Multimedia 2013 (ICICM’13)

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Keynote speech at International Conference On Informatics and Creative Multimedia 2013 (ICICM’13).
Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur. September 3-6, 2013.

Keynote Title: Multisensory Human Communication in the Hyperconnected Era

Summary:
This talk outlines new facilities that are arising in the hyperconnected internet era within human media spaces. This allows new embodied interaction between humans, species, and computation both socially and physically, with the aim of novel interactive communication and entertainment. Humans can develop new types of communication environments using all the senses, including touch, taste, and smell, which can increase support for multi-person multi-modal interaction and remote presence. In this talk, we present an alternative ubiquitous computing environment and space based on an integrated design of real and virtual worlds. We discuss some different research prototype systems for interactive communication, culture, and play.

http://icicm.mmu.edu.my/speakers/

Opening of City University London’s The Hangout @TheHangoutLDN with Vice-Chancellor Professor Paul Curran and Leo Castellanos Manager of The Hangout.

Opening of City University Hangout

Opening of City University London’s The Hangout @TheHangoutLDN with Vice-Chancellor Professor Paul Curran and Leo Castellanos Manager of The Hangout.

It was packed out, an amazing crowd of tech entrepreneurs, students, venture capitalists, academics. What a sizzling hot pot of creativity, and a place to invent the future!
The Hangout @TheHangoutLDN is an amazing interface between City University London’s research and teaching and the world of entrepreneurship, business, venture capital, and society. Just like the most amazing creatures appear where the land meets the sea, so too will the most amazing products come out of the Hangout. It is a catalyst for young people to live their dreams.

http://www.city.ac.uk/for-business/the-hangout

Adrian Cheok, Founder and Director of The Mixed Reality Lab will be presenting ‘The Future of Everysense Everywhere Technology’, to celebrate the launch of City University London’s incubator space ‘The Hangout’.

About The Hangout: An interactive environment where talent meets tech. We foster relationships between student and graduates from City University London and Tech entrepreneurs.

This talk will outline new technologies that are arising in the hyperconnected internet era within human media spaces. These technologies allow new embodied interaction between humans, species, and computation, both socially and physically.

 

In this talk, Adrian will present an alternative computing environment and space based on an integrated design of real and virtual worlds. He will discuss some different research prototype systems and products for interactive communication, culture, and play.

 

Wednesday 21 August 2013 6pm – 9pm

 

The Bakery, City Road

 

RSVP: Helen.merrills.1@city.ac.uk

Speech at Leonardo Art/Science Evening Rendezvous

Speech on Mixed Reality by Adrian David Cheok at

Leonardo Art/Science Evening Rendezvous of July 8, 2013

Exploring the Frontiers of Knowledge and Imagination, Fostering Interdisciplinary Networking

San Francisco, July 8, 2013

University of San Francisco

Fromm Hall – FR 115 – Berman Room

Chaired by Piero Scaruffi and Tami Spector

The LASERs are a national program of evening gatherings that bring artists and scientists together for informal presentations and conversation with an audience.

http://www.scaruffi.com/leonardo/jul2013.html

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