How can we have enough food for everyone without destroying the planet? Is the universe alive? Who owns the water? Can communities replace the state? How will artificial intelligence change our lives? The Inspirational Forum invites you to six days of debates and conversations. Leading figures from both Czech and international fields of science, philosophy, art, as well as professionals will discuss topics related to water, artificial intelligence, space, communities, and food. "We strive to find possibilities for a fair and free world. We want the Inspiration Forum to be a lively debate about the present and future that's open to everyone," says the head of the Inspiration Forum, Tereza Swadoschová.
A notable guest of this year's forum will be Icelandic writer and documentary filmmaker Andri Snær Magnason. He has long been involved in topics such as global warming, melting glaciers, rising sea levels, and even the impact of climate change on coral reefs. In his work, he seeks ways to communicate about the climate crisis in an understandable manner: through science, family stories, and mythology. Magnason will speak on the day dedicated to the topic of water.
The origin of life and what it means to be alive will be the topics of discussion for the American theoretical physicist and astrobiologist Sara Imari Walker. In her work, she delves into the essence of life – how life can be defined, whether it has any specific laws, the difference between living and non-living matter, and when life begins. She also works with the theory that time is a material property.
The Inspiration Forum will also introduce the grand topic of artificial intelligence. Sharing his experiences as a researcher and developer who "teaches AI to think" will be Stanislav Fořt, who has researched AI at American companies like Google and DeepMind.