Do You Trust This Computer?

Do You Trust This Computer?

Questioning the implications of Artificial Intelligence

‘Do You Trust This Computer?’ is a documentary that explores the significance of A.I. for humanity. According to several leading scientists, artificial intelligence is probably the greatest threat to our existence. The documentary casts a grim look at the future with the message that if we do not intervene now, humanity will not survive.

The question is, how should we intervene? What are we still missing in the discussion about the future of artificial intelligence? Scare tactics often distort the debate and leave out many nuances in the discussion of artificial intelligence. MU rather shapes a more nuanced public discussion. After the screening, an expert panel will reflect on what they have seen and what their thoughts are.

This screening and panel discussion takes place in the context of the exhibitions by Zach Blas & Heather Dewey-Hagborg.


19:00 Doors open
19:30 Screening 'Do You Trust This Computer?'
21:00 Discussion 
22:00 Wrap up


Patricia de Vries works as a PhD researcher at Erasmus University Rotterdam and as a lecturer and researcher at the Institute of Network Cultures in Amsterdam.


Joaquin Vanschoren is an assistant professor of Machine Learning at the Eindhoven University of Technology. His research focuses on automating machine learning, as well as making it open and collaborative. Joaquin founded, a popular online machine learning platform where people can share data, code, models and experiments, and he develops algorithms that learn from all these experiments to help people build better machine learning models faster.

Merel Noorman studied artificial intelligence and science & technology studies at the University of Amsterdam and Edinburgh University and received her PhD from Maastricht University. In her dissertation she looked at the social and ethical aspects of artificial agent research and development. She is currently assistant professor at Tilburg Institute for Law, Technology and Society.

Erik Vlemmix is a digital designer with a focus on exploring contemporary and emerging digital technologies. Erik positions himself as a mediator, designing new modes of interaction between man and machine. Either applied or speculative. Currently mentoring and coordinating the Technology Lab at the Academy for Media and User Experience in Breda, and Co-Founder of the multidisciplinary collective Me You and The Robot, that focuses on the implications of robotization and AI on the future of work.

Rosa Wevers is project coordinator of MOED, the Museum of Equality and Difference. Her research explores how art can make tangible the social effects of surveillance technologies. She is especially interested in the way in which biases with regards to gender, race, ability and class are incorporated in algorithms and technologies. Rosa graduated from the research master in Gender & Ethnicity at Utrecht University.

Where MU

When 31 May from 19.30 - 22.00

Tickets € 5,- buy your tickets via this link.

Language English

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