When Web keeps our knowledge and robots work for us

The conference will be held at Jerusalem’s Israel Academy of Sciences and the Humanities, presided over by Prof. Nili Cohen, the new head of the academy.

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February 7, 2016 02:06
A scientist prepares protein samples for analysis in a lab

A scientist prepares protein samples for analysis in a lab at the Institute of Cancer Research in Sutton. (photo credit: REUTERS)

 
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Scientists from Israel and abroad will on Monday discuss the future of human memory in an era when the Internet captures and stores most of the world’s knowledge.

The conference will be held at Jerusalem’s Israel Academy of Sciences and the Humanities, presided over by Prof. Nili Cohen, the new head of the academy.

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The subjects will include: What will happen to mankind when intelligent androids and robots work in factories and service centers and work as mechanical nurses to receive patients and remind patients to take their medications.

Among the speakers will be Prof. Yossi Mathias, vice president for engineering at Google and head of Google’s R&D Center in Israel, and Prof. Pierre Nora, a member of the French Academy of Sciences. It will also bring together physicians, scientists, artists and thinkers.

Cohen said that the interdisciplinary conference is part of the close and successful cooperation among Israeli and foreign scientists and researchers in the field of memory. There is much importance in expanding and deepening understanding in this field, she said.

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