In the Media

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The truths and fallacies of autonomous driving

15/10/2019 - An excerpt of an intervention about self-driving cars, in a conference organized by Automotor, a specialty Portuguese magazine.

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Technology and the future of humanity

8/9/2019 - The highlights of my speech (in Portuguese) at the opening of the academic year, about the importance of technology in the future of humanity and why that future is unbounded.

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Imagine 2084: A conversation with Graça Castanheira

2/8/2019 - Interview with Graça Castanheira, for one episode of the series Imagine 2084, where we talk about artificial intelligence, mind uploading and the future of humanity.

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Deep Learning, Artificial General Intelligence, and WBE

30/6/2019 - Article about machine learning and artificial intelligence, for the Feed journal, edited by Jerónimo Martins.

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What is the future of AI?

18/6/2019 - A piece in Diário de Notícias, about an event organized by the Fidelidade insurance company, where the consequences of AI developments were discussed.

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Diário de Notícias: Culturgest

14/6/2019 - A piece in Diário de Notícias, about the final event in the series "Artificial Intelligence: Applications, Implications and Speculations", organized by Culturgest and Fidelidade.

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The Future of Intelligence

5/6/2019 - My talk, about the future of intelligence, given at the third and last event of the series "Artificial Intelligence: Applications, Implications and Speculations", organized by Culturgest and Fidelidade.

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Antena3: Prova Oral

26/3/2019 - A radio program with Fernando Alvim and Xana Alves, about the book Artificial Intelligence (in Portuguese).

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Prova Oral

19/2/2019 - A program with Fernando Alvim and Xana Alves, interviewing Joana Amaral Dias and me, about politics, current topics and, also, Artificial Intelligence.

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What is AI and where will it take us?

9/2/2019 - An interview with me and Paulo Gomes, by José Pedro Frazão, about Artificial Intelligence and what my most recent book has to say about it.

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It is hard to be sure AI systems will follow moral guidelines.

2/2/2019 - An interview by Virgílio Azevedo, for the newspaper Expresso, about the book Artificial Intelligence, which also addresses a number of open questions in the area.

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We will live with other intelligent beings on this planet...

24/1/2019 - An interview by Catarina Carvalho and João Céu e Silva, for Diário de Notícias (in Portuguese), about artificial intelligence, but also about technology, society, economy and higher education policies.

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Scientists in the Palace

22/1/2019 - An invitation from the President of the Republic to go the Belém Palace and talk with young students from schools around the country about Artificial Intelligence and the way science and technology will impact our lives..

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We have lots of Ronaldos in science and technology...

5/1/2019 - An interview by Bruno Contreiras Mateus, for Diário de Notícias (in Portuguese), with me and José Santos Víctor, about Artificial Intelligence and Robotics.

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Brave New World: AI, Machine Learning and Board Games

1/1/2019 - A program done for the Portuguese TV chain SIC, by Miriam Alves, about recent advances in artificial intelligence, machine learning and applications in board games (in Portuguese).

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Blockchain and Artificial Intelligence: Myths and Reality

28/11/2018 - My presentation about Artificial Intelligence, its applications and technologies, at the conference organized jointly by Executive Digest and Técnico (in Portuguese).

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A code of conduct for robots?

16/9/2018 - The video of a panel organized by Fundação Francisco Manuel dos Santos, where we discussed the ethics and morals of robots (in Portuguese).

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Will technology destroy your job?

14/9/2018 - A short piece for the Portuguese TV station TVI, by Marco António, about the evolution of technology and the possibility of job destruction.

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The Future of Work

8/9/2018 - An interview for the program Da Capa à Contracapa, by José Pedro Frazão, from Rádio Renascença, about the coming event promoted by Fundação Francisco Manuel dos Santos.

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Big Brother

3/9/2018 - A piece written (in Portuguese) for the newspaper Diário de Notícias, about the role of Google in world, for the occasion of the 20th anniversary of the search engine.

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Digital Minds: Interview for Antena 2

16/7/2018 - An interview (in Portuguese) for the Antena 2 program Science about the book Digital Minds.

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Women in Science and Technology

25/5/2018 - Interview (in Portuguese), by Cristina Correia, for the magazine Executiva, on the presence of women in technological areas, and why we need more, many more, women in science and technology.

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Digital Minds are a sort of insurance for the human race

27/4/2018 - Interview (in Portuguese), by Lúcia Crespo, for Jornal de Negócios. An interesting conversation on the potential of digital minds to become the future of the human race, creating, amongst others, the possibility of interstellar travel for our descedents.

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Interview for magazine Visão

23/4/2018 - Interview (in Portuguese), by Rui Antunes, for the 25th anniversary edition of the magazine Visão. Mostly about robots, employment (or the lack of it) and where technology will take us in the next 25 years.

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2084 Imagine: Trailer

22/3/2018 - Graça Castanheira's trailer for 2084 imagine, a project that aims at anticipating what the world will be like 100 years after 1984.

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Technology: the next 30 years

28/2/2018 - An interview (in Portuguese) with Nuno Domingues, for TSF, on the expectable developments for the next 30 years of artificial intelligence, on the occasion of the celebration of the first 30 years of this radio.

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Interview for Empire of the Senses

5/2/2018 - An interview (in Portuguese) with Paulo Alves Guerra, for radio Antena 2, with a few intermissions of classical music and a reference to the recording of one edition of the program 2084 (starts at the 1:19 mark).

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Podcast Mutante: The Minds and Bodies will be Digital

17/1/2018 - A conversation (in Portuguese) with Diogo Queirós de Andrade, for the Mutant Podcast, about the future of digital minds. The Mutant Podcast covers mostly technology related topics, and is connected with the Publico newspaper.

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It may come the time when we are as monkeys, to the computers

28/12/2017 - Interview (in Portuguese) for Jornal i, a portuguese newspaper, by Nuno Ramos de Almeida, focusing on the way technology is changing society, and on the possibility of machines becoming truly intelligent and even conscious.

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I don't know if the smartphones are going to last another 10 years

19/12/2017 - Interview (in Portuguese) with Ana Pimentel, for the newspaper O Observador, focusing on the potential for sinergies between natural and artificial minds.

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Prova Oral, Antena 3

19/12/2017 - Interview (in Portuguese) for the program Prova Oral, Antena 3. Prova Oral is a popular program in portuguese radio, directed at the new generations. Fernando Alvim directs the conversation, and wonders whether robots will, one day, have emotions and even develop human-like behaviors, like missing you or watching pornography.

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The colonization of man by artificial intelligence

16/12/2017 - Review of the portuguese edition of The Digital Mind, by Joãao Céu e Silva, for Diário de Notícias. The title says it all: will man be colonized by artificial intelligence?

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Prós e Contras

11/12/2017 - Participation in the program Prós e Contras, in portuguese TV. Prós e Contras is a weekly program in portuguese television, with Fátima Campos Ferreira. This episode, which includes participation by Pedro Domingos, José Santos Víctor and others, tries to explain, to the common person, what artificial intelligence is.

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Digital Generation: RDP África

9/12/2017 - Interview (in Portuguese) for the program Geração Digital, RDP África, focusing on the changes technology is bringing to everyday life, at all levels of technological development.

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Article for Dinheiro Vivo

9/12/2017 - Article (in Portuguese) for the Dinheiro Vivo newspaper, discussing the impact of Artificial Intelligence technologies on the future of the economy. It also addresses the differences between Good Old Fashioned Artificial Intelligence (GOFAI) and modern machine learning based approaches.

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Podcast: Forty Five Degrees

28/11/217 - A conversation (in Portuguese) for the 45 degrees podcast, with José Maria Pimentel, about digital minds, artificial intelligence and existencial risks. The 45 degrees podcast covers many different topics, including technology, science, society and environment

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Pre-publication in Público

23/11/2017 - A pre-publication of the portuguese version of the book The Digital Mind, by the Público newspaper, which includes most of the first chapter of the book.

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Today's systems cannot be considered digital minds!

15/11/2017 - An interview (in Portuguese) with Sara Sá for the portuguese magazine Visão, about the recently released portuguese translation of the book Digital Minds. The interview focuses on the status of artificial intelligence in Portugal, and on some aspects addressed in the 2017 Web Summit, where the robot Sophia told us that robots will be doing our jobs in the future.

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Let the robots pay taxes!

8/11/2017 - An interview (in Portuguese) with Dora Pires, for the portuguese radio TSF, about the book Digital Minds. The usual topics are addressed: will robots become intelligent, will they be a menace to society, will they take our jobs?

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The future of education and jobs

25/10/2017 - An interview (in Portuguese) with Ana Leonor Martins, for Human Resources, focusing on the changes that are required in education, to face the incoming revolution in the way work is done.

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The technological revolutions may destroy 50% of the jobs

4/8/2017 - Interview (in Portuguese) with João Céu e Silva, for Diário de Notícias, a portuguese newspaper. The first part of the interview focuses on the social consequences of the development of artificial intelligence, on jobs, economy and the way we live while the second part focuses on the possibility of existencial risks for humanity.

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MIT Press Podcast: Determining Digital Consciousness

16/7/2017 - An interview for the MIT Press Podcast, with Chris Gondek, about artificial intelligence, neuroscience, consciousness, and the consequences of the development of these technologies for the future of humanity. The MIT Press podcast is dedicated to books published by the press, covering many different subjects.

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Is the human brain the only system that can host a mind?

2/7/2017 - Interview with João Pedro Pereira, for the newspaper Público, about the future of artificial intelligence and the possibility of super-human intelligences.