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Exploring the future of artificial and human intelligence - Fellows' seminar by Christian Van den Broeck

Exploring the future of artificial and human intelligence – Fellows’ seminar by Christian Van den Broeck

“I would guess that by 2050 a computer will be able to simulate the human brain fully. This will have huge social, economic and ethical impact. Once you exceed human capacity you have to teach ethical responsibility,” said Christian Van den Broeck of the Department of Theoretical Physics, Hasselt University. Van den Broeck was addressing … [Read more]

(Re)Imagining Africa(ns) in the world - Fellow's seminar by Aretha Phiri

(Re)Imagining Africa(ns) in the world – Fellow’s seminar by Aretha Phiri

“What makes a real African? What is Africanness based on? Who has the right to define Black and African? What Africa do they speak of? It’s a question of authenticity. There is a troubling domination of one vision of blackness,” said Aretha Phiri of the English Department at Rhodes University and STIAS Iso Lomso fellow. … [Read more]