the first European festival on creativity

2013 Program

EVENT #4

Piergiorgio Odifreddi

What will change our future. Artificial man

 

Robotics is about building machines that simulate man’s physical activities. Daedalus did that when he tried to make himself wings to fly, Homer did that when he imagined the lame Hephaestus working in his forge with the help of metal automata. More recent examples are Fritz Lang’s “Metropolis” and robots working on assembly lines. A complementary endeavor to robotics is artificial intelligence, which is about simulating man’s intellectual activity. Here, too, the mythology dates far back in time: from 18th-century chess-playing machines to HAL, the computer in S. Kubrick’s “2001: A Space Odyssey”. Robotics and artificial intelligence converge into the novel by Philip K. Dick that inspired “Blade Runner”. By now, the androids in our imagination are hard to distinguish physically and intellectually from human beings. But what are really the potential and the limits of artificial man?

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Odifreddi
Piergiorgio Odifreddi

is a mathematician, logician and essayist. He has taught Logic at the University of Turin and acted as visiting professor at Cornell University, at the University of Monash in Melbourne, the Academia Sinica in Beijing, the University of Nanjing, the University of Buenos Aires and the Italian Academy at Columbia University. He writes for l’Espresso, Le Scienze and la Repubblica. He has received the Galileo Prize from the Unione Matematica Italiana, the Italgas Prize and the Galileo Literary Award. His books include: Abbasso Euclide (2013), a trilogy on the history of geometry published by Mondadori; Il museo dei numeri (Rizzoli, 2014), Sulle spalle di un gigante (Longanesi, 2014), Il diavolo in cattedra (Einaudi, 2015), Il giro del mondo in 80 pensieri (Rizzoli, 2015). His latest work, Dizionario della stupidità (Rizzoli) will be released in August.

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EVENT #1

Guido Rossi

Ideas and their responsibility in good and evil

EVENT #2

Paolo Giordano

Crossing the shadow line

EVENT #3

Alessandra Lemma

The body as a canvas: depicting/defacing the body

EVENT #4

Piergiorgio Odifreddi

What will change our future. Artificial man

EVENT #6

Ramin Bahrami

Italian Journey. Grand Tour with Bach and Scarlatti

EVENT #7

Alessandro Barbero

Incredible Middle Ages: the Terror of the Year 1000

EVENT #8

Cristina Baldacci, Andrea Pinotti

Archives in art: a new contemporary genre?

EVENT #10

Massimo Cirri, Jonathan Coe

Sense of humour: a lifestyle

EVENT #11

Carlo Freccero

Has TV killed creativity and culture?

EVENT #12

Nicla Vassallo

Woman is an invention

EVENT #13

Massimo Montanari

Speaking of food in times of crisis

EVENT #14

Chandra Livia Candiani

Apprentices of the moon in the meditation room

EVENT #15

Emanuele Trevi

On the other side of things: The Initiation Journey

EVENT #17

Bernard-Henri Lévy

Between art, philosophy and science: the adventures of truth

EVENT #18

Stefano Bartezzaghi, Massimo Recalcati

To inherit or to be creative? Art in the time of disoriented generations

EVENT #19

Gabriella Caramore

Imperfect knowledge

EVENT #21

Ilvo Diamanti

The future? It is past

EVENT #23

Alessandro Barbero

Incredible Middle Ages: The ius primae noctis

EVENT #24

Luca Barcellona

Calligraphy: creativity in writing

EVENT #26

Silvio Garattini

Brain aging: a 3rd millennium epidemic

EVENT #28

Lella Costa

What we talk about when we talk about irony

EVENT #29

Tim Parks

In conversation with literary creativity

EVENT #31

Laura Boella

Empathy, sympathy and compassion: resources for a threatened world?

EVENT #32

Francesca Alfano Miglietti, Antonio Marras

Nulla dies sine linea-Not a day without a line

EVENT #35

Edoardo Boncinelli

What will change our future. The secret brain

EVENT #36

Virgilio Sieni

Before other people’s eyes

EVENT #37

Alessandro Bergonzoni

Stop the geniuscide!

EVENT #38

Alessandro Barbero

Incredible Middle Ages: The flat Earth

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