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The French philosopher Éric Sadin will talk about the metaverse and generative AI at the UPV


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The French philosopher Éric Sadin will talk about the metaverse and generative AI at the UPV


Next Saturday, September 23, the Universitat Politècnica de València (UPV) hosts a meeting with the philosopher Éric Sadin, entitled 'Spectral life. Thinking about the era of the metaverse and generative AI'.

The talk - which will be held in the BBAA Faculty Auditorium at 11:45 am - is part of the Worlds to Come program, organized by the Faculty of Fine Arts and which has begun its second edition this September, details the academic institution in a statement.

The general objective of the 'Worlds to Come' program is to diagnose some of the decisive crossroads of the present, with the intention of enabling tools to think about these challenges and look for viable life alternatives for the future.

According to the curator and coordinator of the project, Miguel Ángel Baixauli, "the worlds to come are worlds to imagine and to make. From philosophy, science and aesthetic thought to literature, cinema or art, the people invited to the project provide multiple visions regarding the most pressing problems in the world.

"We undoubtedly need tools to think about the present and, eventually, to transform it. Returning in part to the words of Donna Haraway, she notes that the catastrophe of our time does not have to be the end of the worlds to come; it is a limit, not a destiny," he adds.

Éric Sadin (Paris, 1972) is one of the French researchers most recognized for the relationships he establishes between technology and society. In various writings, he has drawn up a diagnosis of contemporary times and their practices based on the impact that technological devices have on humanity.

Some of his books have been translated by the Caja Negra publishing house: 'Augmented humanity' (2017; Hub Award for the most influential essay on the digital), 'The silicolonization of the world' (2018), 'Artificial intelligence or the challenge of century' (2020) and 'The era of the tyrant individual' (2022). He regularly publishes articles in Le Monde, Libération, Les Inrockuptibles and Die Zeit, among other media.