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Polish Cultural Institute New York and the Embassy, D.C. of the Republic of Poland present

Aleksandra Przegalinska at South by Southwest Festival and at EU@SXSW

Monday, March 11, 2019

Fairmont Austin


SXXpress Pass sign-up for this event will open on March 10 at 9:00 AM CT

March 9 | 4:30pm–5:30pm

Live audience podcast at EU@SXSW | Palm Door on 6th, Austin

Palm Door on Sixth 508 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78701


March 10 | 2:00pm—3:15pm

Mentor session | JW Marriott Salon 8

110 E 2nd St.

Austin TX 78701


March 11 | 11:00am—12:00pm

Solo talk: Will Machines Be Able to Feel?

Fairmont Manchester EFG, 101 Red River., Austin TX 78701




During her solo talk, Aleksandra Przegalinska will explore the question: Will machines will be able to feel?


The Turing Test is over. It's time for context-aware, "emotional" machines. Aleksandra Przegalinska will focus her presentation on affective and emotional data, which an emerging and promising field in Artificial Intelligence that quite often tells us more about consumers than what they declare.


She will use case studies of existing affective data applications sourced from start-ups and the academic world to discuss how to design proper methodologies for collecting emotional data. She will take into account existing and future hardware and software capabilities as well as the ethical considerations that inevitably come with using sensitive data.


Aleksandra will also share her current research projects on human-bot interaction and wearable tech that collects and processes substantive psychophysiological data.


If you are interested in in Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence you can meet Aleksandra Przegalinska during her Mentor Session.


You are also invited to participate in a live audience podcast at EU@SXSW, where Aleksandra Przegalinska together with Kasper Zeuthenem will discuss whether there are any differences between the US and Europe in attitudes towards the adoption of Artificial Intelligence.




ALEKSANDRA PRZEGALINSKA holds a Ph.D. in philosophy of artificial intelligence. She is an Assistant Professor at Kozminski University and currently a Research Fellow at the Center for Collective Intelligence at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Boston. She has recently been a Visiting Scholar at Brown University and the New School for Social Research in New York City (2014). In 2011, Aleksandra served as Chairman of Media Regulation Working Party at the Council of European Union in Brussels. As a William J. Fulbright Scholar, Aleksandra also majored in Sociology at The New School for Social Research in New York (2012), where she participated in research on identity in virtual reality with a particular emphasis on Second Life.

Aleksandra’s current primary research interests include the consequences of introducing artificial intelligence systems into the social and professional spheres as well as wearable technologies and human/bot interaction.



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