GKA TECHNO 2022 | APRIL 21-22, 2022

11th International Conference on Technology, Science and Society in collaboration with Centro Universitário Curitiba (UNICURITIBA)

Highlighted Theme
Scientific Coordination
Key Dates
Proposal submission
Virtual Platform

Highlighted Theme

Artificial intelligence (AI) and Society: Minds and Machines

Human beings and artificial systems are already interacting socially in countless sectors of society, and the trend is to become even more -pronounced in the future, reaching broad and strategic social spheres of society, enhancing industry, equivocally causing crises and disruptions, in all orders of things. If, on the one hand, humans, -while interacting with other humans, observe an infinity of rules and codes of social conduct that are complex and intrinsic to culture in the relationships of co-presence; and if, on the other hand, machines and systems of machines endowed with the artificial intelligence operate systematically among themselves, governed by other types of codes and rules, such as the algorithmic and the cybernetic-informational, the pressing question is: how will the social structuring between human intellect  and artificial intelligences take place in matters of social exchange? Responsibility? Or even, in case of crisis and accidents, who should be held accountable?

All this becomes even more urgent if we take into account the possibility already announced by specialists in the creation of superintelligences or, more simply, a GAI (General Artificial Intelligence) capable of equaling or surpassing the human. This type of intelligence, although hypothetical, points towards a context of profound social restructuring, a reordering of production chains, but also a resignification of the ontological status of the living being. Covering questions about what it means to be a human being or a machine, and it is this difference between the two, which diminishes every day, which lays the foundations of all this problematization of minds and machines.

The fact is that organic and inorganic systems are already related and structured in everyday social life, to a greater or lesser degree of intelligent reciprocity Thus, it is already possible to perceive some axiological-based structural problems in these new relationships, and many professionals have to deal with them on a day-to-day basis, as is the case, for example, of law enforcement officials. The consequences are also felt in the workplace since artificial systems replace human beings in jobs in various sectors, and some specialists even predict technological unemployment. Sex robots and robot brothels are also now a reality and have been sparking heated debates, not just of philosophical and sociological schools of thought, but moral and legal as well.

Subliminally to all this problem of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and supposedly intelligent machines is the recalcitrant question of the hard problem of consciousness, which strong AI tries at all costs to solve, still without success. In summary, and in terms of logical reasoning, the problem is that; (i) we still do not have robots or systems capable of weighing qualitative aspects of real situations in everyday life, simply because we do not have robots or systems with intelligence levels similar to that of human beings. And even if we had super-powerful and super-intelligent robots, (ii) there is still no known form of objective reductionism of the phenomenon of human biological consciousness (neither that of oneself nor that of others). Consciousness being an absolutely subjective phenomenon, and necessarily only accessible by a first-person approach, and that cannot be measured or experienced by others. This necessarily leads us to the following largely conclusive situation: (iii) if we cannot reduce the phenomenon of consciousness, as neither do we know how to represent it in any known formal language, nor can we for the moment imitate, reproduce or even simulate such phenomenon computationally, and this would make artificial consciousness unfeasible.

Although there is still a huge gulf between biological and artificial intelligence, the depth of that gulf and the distance between the margins tend to progressively narrow.  In-depth reflection on these issues requires transdisciplinary, and multidisciplinary approaches, and this will be the focus of attention in this conference.

 Temáticas de esta edición 

  • AI, Anthropology, Sociology and Philosophy of Technology
  • AI, Law and Justice
  • AI, Big Data, Cyber-Informational Governance, Geopolitics and Democracy
  • AI, Ethics, Environment, Industrial Production 4.0 and Technological Unemployment
  • AI, Cyberculture, Art, Education, Organization and Social Mobilization
  • AI, Biology, and Cognitive Sciences

Other topics of the conference

  • Science and society;
  • Technology and  and society;
  • Science, technology and innovation;
  • Science, technology and learning;

Scientific Coordination

Centro Universitário Curitiba – UniCuritiba

Conceived by Dr. Milton Vianna in the early 1950s, UniCuritiba was born as a law school, essentially based on socially responsible principles and a training of excellence. After 57 years of success in legal education, such as the Faculty of Law and, later, Integrated Schools of Curitiba, in 2007 the institution became Centro Universitário Curitiba (UniCuritiba). Following this path, in 2020, UniCuritiba became part of Ânima Educação, one of the main higher education organizations in the country.

After more than seven decades, the institution continues its trajectory in education, building an increasingly differentiated education, based on training students for the future and having them as the protagonists of their training and journey. Today, there are more than 70 options for undergraduate and graduate courses, including masters and doctorates in law, as well as two campuses available for university students, professors and partners, and an education that continues to focus on delivering great talents to Brazil.

Scientific Director

Alexandre Quaresma – Pontificia Universidade Católica de São Paulo (PUC-SP) (Brazil)

Master in Technologies of Intelligence and Digital Design (TIDD) from PUC / SP, essayist writer and Brazilian philosopher, researcher of technologies and social consequences, with a special interest in the criticism of technology. Author of books Nanotecnologias: Zênite ou Nadir? (2011); Humano-Pós-Humano: Bioética, conflitos e dilemas da Pós-modernidade (2014); Engenharia genética e suas implicações (org.), (2014) e Artificial Intelligences: Essays on Inorganic and Non-biological Systems (org.), (2018). He currently works investigating the relationships between complex artificial intelligence and contemporary societies, having written and published several articles on the said topic.

Deputy Scientific Director

Charles Emmanuel Parchen – UNICURITIBA (Brazil)

Doctor in Economic and Socio-Environmental Law from PUCPR. Master in Economic and Socio-Environmental Law from PUCPR. Specialist in Civil Procedural Law at PUCPR. Specialist in Private Law from the Universidade Gama Filho / RJ. Professor of Law at undergraduate and postgraduate courses. Lawyer and expert in civil, business and digital law. Full member of the Commission for the Defense of Consumer Rights of the OAB / PR.

Scientific Committee

Adriano Premebida, FDB (Brazil)


Caitlin Mulholland, Pontificia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro (PUC-RJ), Brazil

Law and IA

Cinthia Obladen, Pontificia Universidade Católica do Paraná (PUC-PR), Brazil


Fabrício Neves, Universidade de Brasília (UNB), Brazil


Guilherme Klafke, Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV-SP), Brazil


Ítalo Santiago, Pontificia Universidade Católica de São Paulo (PUC-SP), Brazil

Computer Science and AI

João Teixeira, Universidade Federal de São Carlos (UFSCAR), Brazil

Philosophy of Mind and AI

Lucia Pimentel, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (EBA/UFMG), Brazil

Art and Education

Sergio Roclaw Basbaum, Pontificia Universidade Católica de São Paulo (PUC-SP), Brazil

Info Cognition TIDD

Artur Roberto Roman, UNIVALI – Universidade do Vale do Itajaí, Brazil


Federico Orsini, Universidade Federal de Lavras (UFLA), Brazil/Italy


Jean-Pierre Briot, Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), Sorbonne Université and Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro (PUC-Rio)



The program is provisional and will be updated soon

You can check the program of the previous edition at the following link.

Thursday, April 21
Plenary sessions
Thematic panels (webinars)
Friday, April 22
Plenary sessions
Thematic panels (webinars)

Confirmed Keynote Speakers

Patricia Pol

David Le Breton – University of Strasbourg (France)

Um corpo a mais

David Le Breton is professor of sociology at the University of Strasbourg. He is a member of the Institut Universitaire de France and the Institute for Advanced Studies of the University of Strasbourg (USIAS). Author of the following books in Spanish: “Disappearing from if. A contemporary temptation” (Siruela), “The wounded body. Contemporary exploded identities” (Topia), “Faces. Anthropology essay” (Live Letter), “Risk behaviors , from the games of death to the games of living “(Topia),” The taste of the world. An anthropology of the senses “(New Vision),” The sociology of the body “(New Vision),” Ordinary passions. Anthropology of emotions “(New Vision),” Anthropology of the body and modernity “(New Vision),” Walking “(Waldhuter),” The lonely age. Adolescence and suffering “(LOM),” Goodbye to the body. A theory of body in the contemporary extreme “(La Cifra) and of” Caminar, un eogio “(La Cifra). He is also the author of the English book “Sensing the world. An anthropology of the senses” (Bloomsbury).

Patricia Pol

Patricia Peck Pinheiro – CEO & Founding Partner of Peck Advogados

Ética de dados e transparência de algoritmos de IA: riscos e regulamentações

Experienced Partner of a Law Firm specialized in Cyber Law and Digital, Technology innovation, Privacy and Data Protection, Cyber Security, Compliance, eBusiness and IT Contracts, More than 20 years working in the legal services industry, Skilled in Negotiation, Arbitration, and Comparative Law of Brazil, Latin America, Europe and USA, Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) with Distinction in International Law focused on Comparative Law and Intellectual Property Law from University of São Paulo (USP), 2018, International Research Guest at Max Planck Institute in Hamburg and Munich – Germany. International scholar at Columbia University, Guest Speaker Professor at Coimbra University Law School in Portugal and at Central University of Chile, Recognized, since 2021 by Best Lawyer for Intellectual Property Law,  Received Leaders League Award 2020 and 2019, the Digital Compliance Award 2017, Best Intellectual Property Lawyer Award for 14 years from 2007 until 2020, Security Leaders Award twice in 2012 and 2016, Honored with the Military Medal The Peacemaker by the Army in 2009, Honored with the Military Medal Tamandaré by the Navy in 201, Honored with the Military Medal Order of Military Merit by the Army in 2012, Honored with the Military Medal Order of Merit of Military Justice in 2017, Honored with the Military Medal Order of Merit of Military Prosecutor in 2019, Author of 32 books published about Law and Technology, Certified on Privacy and Data Protection Expert by EXIN, Honorary Member of ANPPD (National Association of Data Privacy, Professionals), Notable Associate of I2AI, President of Data Protection Special Commission of OAB-SP, Member of Open Data study group promoted by CPTM, Latin America Max Planck Smart IP Ambassador.

Patricia Pol

Víctor Sepúlveda Figueroa –  Universidad Autónoma de Zacatecas (Mexico)

Conocimiento y explotación en América Latina

He carried out his undergraduate studies in sociology at the University of Concepción, Chile (1968-1972). In recognition of a graduate program that he completed in England during 1975-1980, the Council for National Academic Awards conferred on him the degree of Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in 1980. In 1982 he joined the Universidad Autónoma de Zacatecas, in México, as full professor. As part of his work in that Institution, he created the program of Master of Political Science in 1986 and later, in 1992, the Doctorate in Political Science. He has published 5 books as a single author, 3 as co-author, and the other 5 as coordinator, and has also written 36 articles 20 chapters of books. He has conducted 40 theses at the undergraduate and graduate university levels. His main research concerns have been directed to the role of knowledge in the articulation of exploitation relations in Latin America and in the region’s relations with developed countries.

Fechas importantes

Submission of articles for publication: the article may be attached at the time of submitting the proposal. As soon as it is received, the scientific committee will proceed to review it and, if accepted, will continue the other stages for subsequent publication in the corresponding journal. The publication of the article is FREE.

  • 1st Call for papers: until February 19, 2022

  • Early Registration: until Febrary 28, 2022

  • FINAL Call for papers: until April 8, 2022

  • Final Registration: until April 18, 2022

  • Submission of articles for publication: until May 22, 2022

Follow these steps

Choose between Webinar (Live Presentation) and Video (Prerecorded Presentation). You can check the characteristics of each one in the next section.

Title of the presentation, short abstract (max. 300 words), long abstract (for the Book of Proceedings), keywords, the language of the presentation, data of the main author, and data of the co-authors. The scientific committee will review your proposal within 2-3 weeks and notify you by email (please check your SPAM folder).

Once your proposal has been accepted, you must pay for your registration at the conference according to the type of presentation chosen.

Consult the conference program to check the day, time, and virtual room where your presentation has been scheduled. If you are presenting a webinar, check out our quick guide to learn about the controls of the ZOOM platform and the technical requirements that your computer and internet connection must meet. You can also participate in a test session a few days before the conference, to test your audio, video, and slide presentations.

  1. Log in with your username and password on the GKA virtual congress platform: https://virtual.gkacademics.com/
  2. Go to the conference main page and click on the green button “Start Conference”.
  3. In the list of panels on the left side, find the virtual room you wish to access and click on it.
  4. Click on the “Join via Web Client” button to access directly from your browser.

Speakers may submit an article for publication (free) in a GKA indexed journal, as assessed by the scientific committee. Download the template and see the guidelines at this link.

Proposal submission


(Live Presentation)

How does it work?

The speaker will enter live in a virtual room of ZOOM platform – along with other speakers on the same topic – and present his or her paper for a maximum of 15 minutes, supported with slides (e.g., PowerPoint)or speaking directly to the camera on their device. Each room will have a moderator who will introduce the speakers, keep time, and moderate questions from attendees for 20 minutes at the end of the session.

Next deadline:
February 19, 2022.


Before submitting your proposal, read our Quick Guide and check our Frequently Asked Questions.

Download PPT template


(Prerecorded Presentation)

How does it work?

This option is ideal for those who cannot participate in the live conference. This option allows the author to record their presentation in the format of a 5-minute video and send the link (Youtube or Vimeo) through the proposal submission platform. The video will be published in a virtual conference room related to its theme and will be available to all attendees of the event. Important: the video must contain an oral presentation.


Before registering, check the frequently asked questions and our cancellation policy.