GKA TECHNO 2022 | APRIL 21-22, 2022

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

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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)


Article publication

Speakers may submit an article for FREE publication, according to the evaluation of the scientific committee, in the journal:

Cubierta de la Revista Internacional de Tecnología, Ciencia y Sociedad

TECHNO REVIEW. International Technology, Science and Society Review

TECHNO Review offers a space for dialogue and the publication of innovative theories, analyses, and practices that relate science, technology, knowledge, and society. It has an interdisciplinary scope: it provides a meeting point between scientists, technologists, and engineers concerned about humanities and social matters; and philosophers, historians, political scientists, and economists interested in the increasing impact of science and technological innovation in diverse fields of human life and social sphere. The journal is peer-reviewed (doubly anonymous) and publishes papers written in Spanish, Portuguese and English.

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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.