Breakwater Talks: Russian: Philosophy of Mind and Artificial Intelligence
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Amorpha Youth Foundation and Contemorary Space Varna present the Russian edition of Breakwater Talks series.

Breakwater Talks: Russian
Topic: PHILOSOPHY OF THE MIND AND ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE
Host: Sergey Badaev, Russia
Moderator: Katerina Romanenko, Russia
Entrance: Free

Philosophy of Mind and Atrificial Intelligence.
○ Philosophy of mind and the nature of consciousness. Mind-body problem.
○ What is consciousness? The issue of subjectivity.
○ What is artificial intelligence (AI)? What intelligence mean? Weak and strong hypothesis of AI.
○ The ship of Theseus or the issue of identity.
○ AI and ethics. Robot ethics and machine ethics.

About the host:
Sergey Badaev was born in Moscow. He graduated from Moscow University, biological department in 1979. During “perestroika” he changed his occupation from scientific researches to education and was one of the founders of an independent school in Moscow. Since then he has been teaching English for more than 25 years. His main area of interest is philosophy, religion and psychology. Sergey is a former chairman of Moscow Humanist Centre. Currently lives in Bulgaria.

About the moderator:
Katerina Romanenko / Russia
Copywriter, traveller, dog-owner. Graduated from Lomonosov Moscow State University, where she also specialised in environmental and sustaibble development PR. Worked in the areas of online journalism and PR. Author, editor, social website manager. Freelancer and digital nomad. Interested in philosophy, religion, technology, education. Currently lives in Varna.

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Breakwater Talks in: Български (Bulgarian) English Español Français 日本語 (Japanese) 한국어 (Korean) Русский (Russian) Português

Breakwater Talks are weekly public talks on a variety of topics by local and foreign presenters. They aim to develop healthy discussion forums, share expertise, exchange opinions, involve foreign diaspora, help improve fluency in a range of key languages, especially by young people. The venues hosting the talks are the local spots which these languages and their cultures inhabit. Organised by Amorpha Youth Foundation and partners.

Target audience
The talk is aimed at the general audience but expects to draw the attention of both experts and non-experts in the crosscutting spheres referred to in the topic. Moreover, using Russian as a medium of communication will attract the large local diaspora, older generations schooled in the language as well as new and young learners among whom the topic is popular.
 
Amorpha Youth Foundation
Maria Badjakova
team@amorpha.org
00359889305824
 
Contemporary Space
Marko Balabanov 23
9000 Varna
Bulgaria
 
Breakwater Talks at School: Philosophy of Mind and Artificial Intelligence / Philosophy Class
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Breakwater Talks at School is an in-class discussion activity introducing the topic of AI in a Philosophy class of the school curruculum within the timeframe of European Robotics Week. Guest speaker will be Mr Sergey Badaev*. The talk will take place in the Philosophy class of Ms Rositsa Todorova, teacher in Philosophy and Ethics.

Topic: Philosophy of Mind and Artificial Intelligence
(1) Mind-body problem. What is consciousness?
(2) What is intelligence? What is artificial intelligence?
(3) AI and ethics.
Language: English
Language assistance BG/RU/EN by Ms Uliana Fukatsu, international student at the highschool.

About the guest speaker:
Sergey Badaev was born in Moscow. He graduated from Moscow University, biological department in 1979. During “perestroika” he changed his occupation from scientific researches to education and was one of the founders of an independent school in Moscow. Since then he has been teaching English for more than 25 years. His main area of interest is philosophy, religion and psychology. Sergey is a former chairman of Moscow Humanist Centre.

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"Breakwater Talks in School" is part of the larger public discussion series Breakwater Talks. The series invites guest speakers of various expertise for moderated talks in topics discussed in the languages: Български (Bulgarian) English Español Français 日本語 (Japanese) 한국어 (Korean) Русский (Russian) Português.

Target audience
Year 11 (penultimate year) high-school students who study Philosophy, English and Computers as part of their school curriculum. Understanding AI for students in the humanities.
 
Amorpha Youth Foundation
Maria Badjakova
team@amorpha.org
00359889305824
 
High-school of Humanities and the Arts
Atanas Georgiev 20
9000 Varna
Bulgaria
 
„COST ORIENTED SERVICE ROBOTICS 2017”
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International conference "Cost Oriented Service Robotics 2017" is organized in the frame of the European Robotics Week and will be held on 24th November at Plenary halls of the Hotel of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences.
Main topics of the conference are:
♦ Cost Oriented Service Robots;
♦ Educational Robots;
♦ Mobile Robots;
♦ Personal Robots;
♦ Rehabilitation Robots;
♦ Assistive Robots;
♦ Humanoid Robots;
♦ Wearable Robots;

Target audience
The conference will bring together University Professors, Researchers, Young scientist, Industry and Hobbyists.
 
European Polytechnical University
Nayden Chivarov
nshivarov@code.bg
0889233588
 
Hotel of the Bulgarian Academy of Sciences
Shipchenski Prohod Blvd. 50
1113 Sofia
Bulgaria
 
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