26 may 2020 — live streaming
On 26 May, Milano Digital Week hosts a cultural lab that combines social inclusion and sustainable innovation.
Corrado Passera and Roberto Cingolani, innovation director at the high-tech firm Leonardo, will explore the prospects for an era in which digital tools and online relations are ever more influential.
How are automation, robotics and artificial intelligence changing our lives? Are such things merely incredibly powerful processing machines, or might they one day feel what we feel? What about us humans? Should we be scared? Are there ethical questions we need to ask or is it simply a case of resigning ourselves to the inevitability of such progress?
Two great leaders of our era look at what differentiates these new types of robots from humans, exploring a range of issues from the perception of emotions to ethical issues and even energy sources.
The goal is simply to ask searching questions about the present to imagine a potential future and understand if machines are a true ally or rationally a threat to humanity.
This period has shown that digital has transformed not only our way of working but also our way of thinking. In many cases things will never go back to how they were. Many jobs will disappear, particular those than can be replaced by robots or software. The remaining jobs will be ‘augmented’ through new technologies and many new jobs will be created.
Robots have a single powerful brain to handle billions of different bodies in the same way. They are not aggressive, they don't fall in love and, in the end, they are all the same. By contrast, human beings are tied to biochemical changes: we get hungry, we suffer from fear and envy and we fall in love. Our brains are limited in capacity, but we are also unique, creative, unreliable, irrational, resentful and brilliant. We are human.
Chief Technology & Innovation Officer at Leonardo