PiCET 2024

Keynote Talks

Keynote Talk Title

Casting Shadows in the Digital Cave: Ancient Greek Wisdom in the Age of AI

This talk discusses the application of Greek philosophy to ethical considerations in Artificial Intelligence (AI). It emphasizes the need for a balanced approach to technological advancement, respecting ethical boundaries and considering broader societal impacts. Ancient Greek concepts like moderation, Socratic questioning, and the wisdom of philosophers like Aristotle are proposed as vital tools for navigating the complexities of AI, especially in addressing issues like autonomy, responsibility, and ethical integrity. The talk also highlights the importance of interdisciplinary dialogue, incorporating insights from philosophy into AI development and education.

About Speaker

Kostas Karpouzis, Panteion University, Greece

Kostas Karpouzis is an assistant professor at the Department of Communication, Media and Culture at Panteion University. In his research, he works on algorithms that help computer systems adapt to how people interact with them, using natural interaction and artificial intelligence. He also explores how digital games and gamification, as cultural artifacts, can be used to teach conventional and social skills to adults and children. Since 1998, he has participated in more than twenty research projects funded by Greek and European bodies; most notably the Humaine Network of Excellence, leading research efforts in emotion modeling and recognition, the FP6 IP CALLAS project, serving as Area Leader of Affective applications, the FP7 TeL Siren project (Technical Manager), voted Best Learning Game in Europe for 2013 by the Games and Learning Alliance Network of Excellence, and the H2020 iRead project, which produced Navigo, the winner of the GALA Serious Games competition for 2018. Siren is also at #4 in the ‘Great Examples’ section of the ‘Games for Impact’ list of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP). He is a member of the National Bioethics and Technology Ethics Committee and Chair of the Computer Chapter for IEEE Greece. He has given three TEDx talks and his TED-Ed video “Can machines read your emotions?” has been viewed more than 320,000 times and translated into 24 languages.