This year, Nobel Week Dialogue will be held at Svenska Mässan in Gothenburg on the 9th of December. The Nobel Week Dialogue is a full day seminar where Nobel Prize winners, world-leading scientists, lobbyists and decision makers together with the audience, discuss a science-related theme. The idea is to deepen the dialogue between academia and society to create awareness regarding agendas related to Nobel Prize and issues of great importance to the world. Usually students make up about half of the audience at this event.
This year’s theme - "The future of Intelligence" is particularly of keen interest for the students and provides immense opportunities to stimulate thinking and exciting imagination. The scope of the theme gives rise to the following questions, which will be addressed by the Nobel Laureates.
* How our developing relationship with technology affects our brain?
* Are fear of super intelligence justified?
* What will human do when robot takes over majority of our roles?
* What role will creativity have in the future?
* When will artificial intelligence exceed human intelligence?
* Who will benefit and who will lose out?
* How can society best prepare for changes ahead?
For participation, registration can be made starting from October 2015, and the participation for the event is entirely free of charge. Online streaming and activities both before and after the event will also be available for local and international audience around the globe.
To kick start the preparation for this year’s Nobel Week Dialogue, workshop/focus group meeting was held at Arvid Hedvalls Backe 4 to hear the views of participating students. Student representatives were invited from various universities of the Gothenburg region. The Universities, which participated were; Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg University, Sahlgrenska University Hospital and School of Business, Economics and Law.
The workshop was chaired by;
Mr. Magnus Gylje, Chief Digital Officer and Editor-in-Chief, Nobel media
Ms. Maria von Konow, Communications Manager, and
Ms. Lena Abrahamsson Lund, Director Projects and Events at Nobel media
The workshop/focus group resulted in a productive and fruitful discussion. With the goal of organizing a spectacular event for the participants, creative ideas and interesting thoughts from different individuals were shared and discussed. We look forward to the participation of the all the Chalmerists in the Nobel Week Dialogue 2015.