C.4 Our relationship with non-human entities

Our interactions with non-human entities have occupied our human evolution, in our “human-animal” interaction or in our relationship with nature.
What does the future hold for us in a world where robots with artificial intelligence will make more and more constant appearances? Caregiver, rescue support, psychological support, robotic ‘colleague’… What impact on our humanity?

Saturday 16 October 2021

11h00 – 12h30

Théâtre Saint-Gervais, Geneva


Required registrations


NARBY Jeremy

NARBY Jeremy

Anthropologue, Canada

Canadian anthropologist, graduate of Stanford University, now lives in Switzerland. He is the author of the book The Cosmic Serpent, DNA and the Origins of Knowledge, and studies the relationship between science and traditional knowledge, particularly in the areas of biology, ecology and consciousness.

SAGET Sylvie

SAGET Sylvie

PHD/Doctoral Researcher, University of Gothenburg, Sweden

Sylvie Saget’s research focuses on conversational agents capable of speaking and acting autonomously, such as virtual humans, robots or, in general, any kind of object or system involving social interaction. She has a transdisciplinary approach mixing artificial intelligence with philosophy of mind, formal models, cognitive and social psychology, and robotics.



Director of Artificial Intelligence Institue, Iliff School of Theology, USA Denver

20 years of experience as a solution architect, instructional designer and database administrator. He will share his experience and explore the issues, ideas and objects related to interface operations in our emerging technology environment. A journey between organizational culture and emerging technologies.