Social Distance - Social Robots?

30.10.2020 | 08:30 - 10:00
Karl der Grosse, Kirchgasse 14, 8001 Zürich
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Learn. Discuss. Reflect. This event provides a platform to drive thoughtful conversations and empower founders and tech leaders to identify, address, and solve ethical challenges that arise when introducing technology into society.

"Social Distance - Social Robots?"With Covid-19, the social distancing requirements change interpersonal relationships on all levels. Many vulnerable groups as well as people in elderly homes experienced situations of total isolation. Social robots could play a supportive role in such situations, as they promise to assist and entertain people even without direct physical contact. Was and is Covid-19 a boost for social robotics? To which extent is it ethical to replace humans with robots in such situations? And what are the associated risks?Meet forward-thinking keynote speakers and connect with influential attendees. Agenda8:30 AM: Grab a coffee and a croissant8:45 - 9:15 AM: KeynotesOur keynote speakers will provide new insights into the topic.Open discussion9:15 - 9:45: Discussion with the speakers and questions from the public10:00: End Speakers: Alexandra Tanner (Researcher at FHNW, School of Applied Psychology), Pietro Caroni (UX researcher and Project Lead, F&P Robotics) Tech + Society also invites everyone to join the meetup group.