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Katri Saarikivi

Neuroscientist, Helsinki University, FIN

The neuroscience of emotions and creating a more joyful internet

In the future AI will play a much more important role in our lives and in our thinking. What does this mean for human intelligence? Can AI too develop skills for interaction, communication and empathy? What is the optimal relationship between humans and machines?

Saarikivi is a cognitive neuroscientist leading  the HUMEX Project at the Cognitive Brain Reasearch Unit of the Faculty of Medicine at Helsinki University. The project examines neural mechanisms involved in empathy and fruitful interaction and, in particular, how these mechanisms could be better harnessed in online communication. The research is driven by the question of what would the best complementarity of artificial and human intelligence be, how computers could better understand human emotions and how people could best interact via computers.

Theme: Future in Media, Art and Culture



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