Laura Candiotto is a philosopher of emotion who works on the epistemology of emotions. She is Senior Research Fellow at the Centre for Ethics as Study in Human Value at the University of Pardubice. She was a visiting scholar at the IMèRA Institute for Advance Study of the Aix-Marseille University (2018-2019) and she received her PhD in philosophy in 2011 at Ca’ Foscari University of Venice. At ICA4, she aims to explore the philosophical significance of our engagement with affective robots simulating human emotions, as in the case of care robots. She would like to analyze the affective intentionality in the human-robot embodied interactions and discuss the ethical and societal implications of affective robotics.
Natasha Alex Cayco Gajic is a neuroscientist who works on recurrent neural networks (RNNs) in flexible learning. She is junior professor at École Normale Supérieure in Paris, where she is in the Group for Neural Theory at the Laboratory for Cognitive and Computational Neuroscience. Previously, she was research associate at University College London. She received her PhD in Applied Mathematics in 2015 from the University of Washington. For her project at the 4th Intercontinental Academia, she proposes to investigate the links between sensorimotor and cognitive behaviors with a focus on cerebello-cortical coordination. In particular, she wishes to explore how a cognitive internal model in the cerebellum could aid the neocortex in adapting to unexpected changes in cognitive tasks.
Patricia Coelho de Suarez is an expert in Health Technology Assessment, Health Economic Evaluation, and Decision Analysis Models. She is Associate Professor at the Department of Preventive Medicine, at University of São Paulo (USP). She is also a member of the research group Science, Technology and Innovation in Health, based at USP’s Institute of Advanced Studies. She received her PhD in Preventive Medicine in 2009, from USP. Her proposal for ICA4 is to adopt a holistic standpoint in evaluating AI’s contribution to healthcare, including economic, ethical, and societal impacts. More specifically, she is interested in the implications of incorporating AI in health policies, decision-making processes, and equity in the Brazilian health care system.
Evandro L. T. P. Cunha is a computational linguist interested in computer-mediated communication and in the use of computational methods to solve linguistic problems, especially related to historical linguistics, revita