Lustri Cultura in dies, the section “Ethics” with Giuseppe Lissa

The ethics section curated by Giuseppe Lissa starts on Friday 24 June and Saturday 25 June. Double appointment of Lustri Cultura in dies, a project created by the Cultural Association Hypokritès Teatro Studio for the artistic direction of Enzo Marangelo. This year, the event, now in its seventh edition, is supported by the Onlus Social Cooperative Society L’isola che c’e, led by Speranza Marangelo, who hosts it at the prestigious Palazzo Macchiarelli in Montoro (AV).

The review is divided into five sections: Leisure, Ethics, Politics, Happening and Residences, which include events related to the literary, philosophical and performative fields. The project makes use of the moral protection of the Department of Humanities at the University of Naples “Federico II” and of the Italian philosophical society in the Neapolitan section “G. Vico”.

Unlike previous editions, Lustri is experimenting with a new way of using the proposed themes. In previous years, each section’s appointments were diluted over time, mixed with each other. In this edition, however, the meetings take place for each section over a weekend. This is how the next three appointments of the Ethics Section will be presented, which will take place in Sala Maggiore in the Palazzo Macchiarelli di Montoro, with the participation of Prof. Emerito Giuseppe Lissa and Prof. Gianluca Giannini, Professors of Philosophy of Morality at the University of Naples “Federico II “.

The first What is man’s place in an age of artificial intelligence? will be held on Friday, June 24, 2022, at 19.00 To follow, the second encounter Does the proliferation of artificial intelligence question human identity? will be Saturday, June 25, 2022 at. 11.00. Finally, the third appointment Sunset or the transformation of the human in an era of artificial intelligence? the section ends Saturday at. 19.00

The three questions that give the title to the three appointments open up for reflection on the age of information technology. where the proliferation of numerical techniques, artificial intelligence (AI), processing of massive data (Big Data) has penetrated into virtually all areas of human activity. As the curator himself puts it: “they bring precious and powerful services, but they give rise to many confusions and many questions. , which is related to the humanities and social sciences.

They transform our lifestyle, our intersubjective relationships. They make it the point where they change and transform the whole complex of our daily lives. Forced to settle in an intermediate dimension between the virtual real and the augmented real, our relationship to the natural world and to the social world is completely modified. Everything changes around us. Our relationship to events, to others and to society is upset.

Algorithms are everywhere, regulating, influencing and now controlling our lives. Our identity as homines sapientes is being questioned. The construction of robots or artificial intelligences capable of learning and perfecting themselves indefinitely places us at a crossroads: is man undergoing an astonishing transformation or is he taking the path to his sunset? It is an ethical challenge that must be met. But first we must ask ourselves: are the ethical paradigms transmitted to us by a tradition as old as it is noble and glorious able to solve these problems and offer us a solution? Or do we have to give ourselves new tools for analysis, processing and understanding to overcome the extremely dangerous existential turning point we face? “.

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