A world that is becoming too small for us

Un món que se’ns fa petit

Solutions for society and the planet

Science and technology allow us to find solutions to the problems we face as a society on this planet, and even to look for alternatives in other worlds. Several of the Biennial's proposals reflect on these issues, and now you can enjoy them thanks to their videos.

There is a generation of people for whom a world without the Internet is unimaginable. The digital society is a fact and in a few decades the vast majority of the population will have been born into this revolution that has transformed leisure, culture, the economy and life in general. Many technologies that were once the subject of science fiction are now a reality and are already part of everyday life. One example is the artificial intelligence present in our mobile devices and many other everyday appliances; another is robotics. The irruption of both technologies is still in its infancy, given the enormous range of future possibilities they raise, as well as the ethical and social implications they bring to the table.

These implications were the subject of debate in various activities at the Biennale. One of these was the round table discussion Values in Artificial Intelligence, where theoretical physicist and quantum computing expert José Ignacio Latorre, artificial intelligence researchers Julia Pareto and Maite López Sánchez, and bioethics professor Marcel Cano spoke about the behaviour of machines and how it should be regulated so that people's rights and safety are not violated. Another Biennial activity questioned the impact of technology on collective decision-making. This was the dialogue Robots, Experts or Neighbors to Replace Who Represents Us?, with artificial intelligence researcher Juan Antonio Rodríguez Aguilar and participation experts Patricia García-Espín and Ernesto Ganuza