In pursue of our vocation to raise awareness of the rapid metamorphoses of our world and our lives, to challenge and train our brains to deal with artificial intelligence, to stimulate critical thinking across disciplines,
Ivy Plus European Leaders
is delighted to invite you to an
with renowned French thinkers
Founder think tank Generation Libre, Author, Professor Philosophy Sciences Po
Surgeon, Author, Entrepreneur, Founder Doctissimo and DNAVision
How Artificial Intelligence
Is Changing Work, Society and YOU
Tuesday 24 March 2020 – 7:00 pm
Cercle de l’Union Interalliée
Artificial intelligence (AI) is transforming every aspect of our lives. It is applied to increasing sectors across industries, economies, societies, public and private spheres, automating, optimizing, manipulating all sorts of processes. Influencing how we work and how we live, it promises to generate productivity gains, improve well-being and help solve complex challenges like climate change, resource scarcity and health crises. Yet, AI raises many important questions related to human values and the bases of democracy.
Philosopher Gaspard Koenig journeyed to meet leading actors of this civilization change, from the Silicon Valley to China, where AI is embraced enthusiastically, and describes regions where ‘Black Mirror’ is already a reality. Writing after writing, Dr Laurent Alexandre, explores AI’s ‘technological tsunami’ and explains how artificial intelligence is competing with our biological brain in every field. He warns that a war of intelligences lies ahead, a war we may not win if we do not react.
Should we accept a world where humans abdicate their autonomy and sense of responsibility, rights without democracy, art without artists, science without causality, economy without market, justice without culprits, love without seduction? Can we avoid our thinking processes to be altered? How should we educate our children? Are there solutions?
Join us for a fascinating discussion with brilliant sought-after speakers!
A graduate of Ecole Normale Supérieure and Columbia University, philosopher Gaspard Koenig founded the liberal think-tank Generation Libre in 2013 to promote liberalism. In 2017, it was ranked among the top European think tanks. He is the author of numerous novels and essays, among which 'La Fin de l'Individu - Voyage d'un philosophe au pays de l'intelligence artificielle (The End of the Individual – Journey of a Philosopher to the Land of Artificial Intelligence), Journey of a Philosopher in the Countries of Liberty, The Revolutionary, the Expert and the Geek. Gaspard Koenig teaches philosophy at Sciences Po University (IEP), Paris.
Dr. Laurent Alexandre, a graduate of Paris VI University, ENA and HEC, is a surgeon, specialized in urology, a businessman, an entrepreneur, an investor and a prolific author. He founded the famous medical Internet site Doctissimo in 1999. In 2009 he created DNAVision, a next-generation sequencing service he heads. A researcher and public speaker on the impacts of the high-tech-digital revolution and AI, Dr. Alexandre has published numerous books and articles, among the latest Jouissez Jeunesse (Mars 2020, L'IA va-t-elle aussi tuer la Démocratie? (2019), La Guerre des Intelligences (2018)…
The discussion will be in French and moderated by Maria Adle, Founder and President Ivy Plus European Leaders.
It will be followed by a Q&A session in both English and French, an elaborate cocktail reception with champagne, and a book-signing session in the beautiful salons of the Cercle de l’Union Interalliée.