C.6 Reality is a lie

How AI will affect our understanding of what is true. Human memory is approximate at best and constantly reinvents the truth, especially if shown altered images. How will we consider truth in a world where AI is able to generate plausible representations of us performing actions we have not experienced? Can an AI also have its own reality? (c.f. Dai)

Sunday 17 October 2021

11h00 – 12h30

Théâtre Saint-Gervais, Geneva


Required registrations


Corinne Momal - Vanian

Corinne Momal - Vanian

Executive Director at Kofi Annan Foundation

Corinne Momal-Vanian is the Director of the Kofi Annan Foundation, which aims to promote better global governance and to strengthen the capacities of populations and countries to achieve a more just and secure world.
With more than 30 years of expertise at the United Nations, she will question the impact of AI and the borderline between reality and lies, particularly with regard to disinformation and its influence on established and new democracies.



Professor of Neuroscience at the University of Geneva, Switzerland

Donald Glowinski, researcher in neuropsychology at the Laboratory of Neuroscience of Affective and Emotional Dynamics at the University of Geneva. He is a specialist in emotional competencies, which shape our behavior, our decision-making and our interactions. They play a fundamental role in our private and professional lives. It is therefore essential to be able to understand them for ourselves and to interact better with those around us. How to evaluate? How can we do it?



Director of the Swiss Museum of Photography, Vevey, Switzerland

Luc Debraine is also a journalist. He has worked for the daily newspaper Le Temps and the magazine L’Hebdo. He is a lecturer in visual culture at the Academy of Journalism and Media of the University of Neuchatel. He has organized several photo exhibitions, including “Tous photographes” (Elysee Museum, Lausanne, 2007), “Jeune photographie suisse” (Book Show, Geneva, 2014) and “Chaplin Personal” (Chaplin’s World, Corsier-sur-Vevey, 2019).



CEO ZeNPulsar, Teacher in Economic Crime

Entrepreneur and teacher, he is involved in promoting integrity online. Today, the main challenge, important and costly, is to distinguish reality from deliberate fabrications – disinformation – made to manipulate and influence opinions. Paul is also a board member of ICON, an NGO that federates a European community working on trust in cyberspace.