Ing. Peter Pištek, PhD
Vice-dean of Faculty of informatics and Information Technologies, Slovak university of Technology in Bratislava
Vice-dean of Faculty of informatics and Information Technologies, Slovak university of Technology in Bratislava, Slovakia (from 2015) where he also works as a teaching and research assistant. He gained his PhD in 2014 at this faculty in Applied informatics. From 2013, he is responsible as a supervisor in a join laboratory (faculty and commercial company) with focus on smart transportation as a part of smart city domain. Especially the laboratory tries to use application of IT in automotive industry with several successful project in commercial use. His research focuses on smart transportation, internet of things, media on demand with growing priority on information security and forensics analysis. He has led 10 team projects and 49 bachelor and master thesis in these areas. He was responsible at faculty for international accreditation from IET (Institution of Engineering and Technology). He is a member of several scientific project teams.
Title: Communication Management in the New Generation of Coaches
Our approach is part of a wide work developed in the context of Smart Cities and Internet of Things (IoT). Competition among coach agencies brought information technologies to this segment by using concept of Media on Demand (MoD) to better serve customers. These coaches must update their content and send reports on regular basis. Several priorities are critical such as security and minimal data transfer (amount of data). We proposed a new fully configurable approach in communication between coaches and a central cloud system. As the bandwidth is ongoing topic in this field, with our solution we manage to use an optimal compress algorithm to specific sets of files which are to be transferred. Compression rate may vary from 0,2 % (image files) to 87,39 % (text files). If the set of rules for compression is set, we can focus on security. Depending on data sensitivity there are several protocols and networks which can be used for transportation during coach’s ride, and they took from 1,49 seconds up to 36,61 seconds for the same data sample. With all this together, we manage to create a new solution for coaches with MoD with minimal overhead.
Prof. Stefan Lorenz Sorgner
Title: Smart Cities Need Upgraded Humans
Abstract: We have always been cyborgs. Now, it occurs that computers are in the process of getting smaller and of entering our bodies so that we turn into upgraded humans, who can interact efficiently with their environment within smart cities, and have the appropriate means for dealing with aging, the worst mass murderer in the world. This development goes along with new challenges related to digitalization, whereby the coming about of the internet panopticon is the most serious of all of them. I will reflect upon how these developments relate to post- and transhumanist discourses, and what can be done to successfully deal with the ethical challenges related to this development. Will we also end up with a social credit system, as it will be in place in all of China from 2020 onwards? Would it make a difference, if we start seeing social credits as a way of gaining data capital? The Black Mirror episode “Nosedive” reveals some implications of what is happening right now…
Bio:Stefan Lorenz Sorgner is a philosophy professor at John Cabot University in Rome and is director and co-founder of the Beyond Humanism Network, Fellow at the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies (IEET), Research Fellow at the Ewha Institute for the Humanities at Ewha Womans University in Seoul and Visiting Fellow at the Ethics Centre of the Friedrich-Schiller-University in Jena. He is author and editor of more than 10 books, e.g. Metaphysics without Truth (Marquette University Press 2007), Menschenwürde nach Nietzsche (WBG 2010), Transhumanismus (Herder 2016), Schöner neuer Mensch (Nicolai, 2018), Übermensch (Schwabe 2019). In addition, he is Editor-in-Chief and Founding Editor of the “Journal of Posthuman Studies” (a double-blind peer review journal, published by Penn State University Press since 2017). Furthermore, he is in great demand as a speaker in all parts of the world (e.g. TEDx; World Humanities Forum, Global Solutions Taipei Workshop) and a regular contact person of national and international journalists and media representatives (e.g. Die Zeit).