The Brain of the Future by Alexandre Pérez Casares

The ‘Age of the Cognitive Machines’ is the most drastic economic transition since the Second Industrial Revolution. This transition is driven by the confluence of multiple technological innovations –such as advanced robotics, machine learning, and the exponential growth of computation capabilities and digital communication bandwidth– which result in the ‘Rise of Intelligent Machines’, understanding ‘Machines’ as a concept beyond its physical connotations, and leveraging a change of paradigm in machine intelligence, an evolution from ‘Turing Machines’ to ‘Inference Machines.’ The new paradigm is unleashing extraordinary progress in a wide range of applications, from healthcare to transportation and even the justice system; at the same time, these new forms of intelligence are making decisions in complex ways that escape the limits of human comprehension.

This transition may result in rapid increases of productivity of goods and services, shifts in the structure of our societies and cultures, major disruptions for global commerce and the balance of international power (economic and military), a paradoxical reduction in the effectiveness of human communication, and growing income gaps driven by technological employment disruption and the nature of wealth creation. According to the Oxford Martin School, approximately 47% of total current US employment is at high risk of being impacted by computerization over the next two decades, in what would be the fastest rate of change of the labor market in the history of humanity. This process would require a significant re-design of economic and social policies together with the transformation of existing education systems, such as the foundations of primary and secondary education and the role of the university. 

Beyond the economic opportunities and challenges posed by the Age of Cognitive Machines, it may transform the role of the human species –and its current organizational structures–, and pose significant risks for the systemic viability of western democracies in a world of increasing complexity driven by intelligent machines, requiring a new paradigm of national and global governance. At a time when smart artificial agents, smartphones, smart-homes, smart-cities, wearables, factories, etc., are becoming increasingly omnipresent, shall we also expect technological progress in artificial intelligence to result in the emergence of smart-governments and nations?

 

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From precision medicine to systems medicine by Christian Pristipino

“In humans, very strong interactions between quantitative and qualitative dimensions occur, in which psychological, emotional, cognitive and cultural variables invariably influence disparate biological processes within every bodily system. The result is the need for a combined bio-psycho-social/environmental approach to complex phenotyping. This more comprehensive description is achieved with systems medicine, which will enable a real transition to a more personalized model.”

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Artificial intelligence and law: what perspective? by Daniele Bourcier

The law is based on a certain idea of man as the subject responsible for his actions, AI devices can influence the responsibility of those who create and use them or even replace total human activities and decisions by machines.

 

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Recognizing the Dangers of Simplicity Addiction by Michael Lissack

We are seldom taught that simplification has a high risk of failure. In truth, it only works up to a point, after which all that lies ahead is failure. To examine the limits of simplicity is to look at what happens when our efforts to make things fit into a sound bite, label, or keyword go awry. When simplification works, it can indeed be very effective. But simplification does not always work—so more of it is not necessarily better. And when simplification fails, it fails miserably. This talk exposes the limitations of simplification as a design choice, explores the cognitive origins of why we often get led astray in making such a design choice, and explores how we might develop a set of practical heuristics to counter the seductiveness of simplicity itself. The goal is appropriateness and balance— what cybernetics calls requisite variety, and what many design practitioners call placing context in context. I conclude with a heuristic to guide the practitioner on what to do when their efforts at simplification are failing.

http://wosc2017rome.asvsa.org/index.php/michael-lissack

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Smart growth strategies by Elias G. Carayannis

The future and sustained peace, prosperity and security of the WORLD require that we pursue and accomplish a reasonable modicum of BOTH of those visions and Knowledge for Development (K4Dev) and its related proposed roadmap (K4Dev__Vision 2030) based on the concepts of Glocal (Global/Local) Network of Real and Virtual Incubators (G_RVIN) (Carayannis et al, 2005) as well as the concepts of Strategic Knowledge

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Design of Regional System by Alfonso Reyes

A Keynote providing real life evidence of invoking new technologies to support cooperation and direct production concepts in a region. Design of Regional System

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Governance in the Anthropocene: cybersystemic possibilities? by Ray Ison

eye-opening: The “Anthropocene” is a term formulated by Earth scientists to claim that we have entered a new geological epoch: human influences have become so great that they are affecting “whole Earth dynamics” through a range of biophysical and social … Continue reading

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XI. INTERNATIONAL SCIENTIFIC AND PRACTICAL TRANSDISCIPLINARY SYMPOSIUM “REFLEXIVE PROCESSES AND CONTROL”

RPC’2017

XI. INTERNATIONAL SCIENTIFIC AND PRACTICAL

TRANSDISCIPLINARY SYMPOSIUM

“REFLEXIVE PROCESSES AND CONTROL”

Moscow, October 16-17, 2017, Institute of Philosophy, RAS

Institute of philosophy of RAS, Institute of psychology of  RAS, Trapeznikov Institute of control sciences of RAS, Keldysch  Institute of applied mathematics of RAS; Institute of economic strategy of the Social Sciences Division of RAS invite You to take part in the XI International symposium “Reflexive processes and control” which will be held in Moscow on October 16-17, 2017.

AGENDA

Scientific Fundamental — “Current problems of reflexive research in the context of post-non-classical scientific rationality and a transdisciplinary approach”.

Scientific and Applied — “Current problems of reflexive research and development in the context of applied fields of knowledge”.

Practical — “Introducing reflexive technologies into Russian and International development process, current experience and future prospects”

KEY TOPICS

  1. Cybernetics and control — philosophical and methodological framework of development (reflexive processes and technologies roles and possible application).
  2. Self-developing reflexive-active environments (harmony of subjects of development, convergence natural and artificial).
  3. Reflexive aspects of complexity problems (reflexive complexity and reflexive mechanisms of regulation of complexity).
  4. From situational centers to development centers (socio-humanitarian technologies to ensure strategic planning and project management).
  5. Organisation of self-developing innovative environments (experience, current status and future prospects).
  6. Subjects of development — assembly and analytics (from market egoism to harmony of development).
  7. Role of reflexive technologies in information warfare (from confrontation to strategic partnership).

Symposium will be held in the form of Round Table workshops on the above-mentioned key topics (correction is possible).

PARTICIPANTS

Experts from Russia and foreign countries are welcome to take part in the symposium.

All information will be updated on a regular basis on the internet:

http://www.reflexion.ru/EConf.html

Languages of the symposium are Russian and English.

ABSTRACT REQUIREMENTS

 Please send Your written abstracts (up to 4 pages) to dzhurenkoff@mail.ru (Mr. Denis Zhurenkov).  All abstracts must correspond to the main thematic areas of the symposium and have brief information about the participant (name, organization, position, academic degree, E-mail).

Abstract submission guidelines are here: http://www.reflexion.ru/EConf.html

All abstracts must pass preliminary examination to be published among the symposium’s collected works. Collected works publication will be out before the symposium starts.

 Deadline for submission of abstracts: July 15, 2017

Organisational fee is not required

Sponsorship and support is appreciated.

 

FOR QUESTIONS, COMMENTS AND PROPOSALS

E-mail: Lepsky@tm-net.ru

Dr. Vladimir Lepskiy

Chairman of the Organising Committee

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#ISSS2017 Vienna The 61st ISSS World Conference

From Science to Systemic Solutions

Systems Thinking for Everyone

Vienna, Austria    09 -14 July 2017

The World Conference 2017 in Vienna

In July 2017, the International Society for the Systems Sciences (ISSS) invites you to their 61st Annual World Conference (#ISSS2017 Vienna) in co-operation with the Bertalanffy Center for the Study of Systems Science in Vienna.

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Business Systems Laboratory International WORKSHOP

Marketing and Innovation Strategies for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) 

September 11-12, 2017, Universitas Mercatorum, Rome, Italy

 

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