Giorgos Papadourakis is one of the TEDxSitia 2023 speakers.

Giorgos Papadourakis


Giorgos Papadourakis was born in Patras, Greece in 1959. He received his B.Sc. degree from the Michigan Technological University in 1978, his Master’s degree from the University of Cincinnati in 1981, and his Ph.D. degree from the University of Florida in 1986, all in Electrical Engineering. He is a professor in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department of the Hellenic Mediterranean University. His current research interests include Intelligent System applications, firmware and software development, Cyber Security, Engineering Education, and Open Distance Learning. He has authored/edited 17 books, over 38 journals and 190 International Conference publications. He has coordinated or participated in over 110 National, European and International projects. He has been Conference Chair on 15 International Conferences. He has been an academic member of the TEI of Crete Council, 2012 – 2016. He was the Rector of the TEI of Crete September 2017 – November 2017 and Dean of the School of Engineering December 2017 – February 2018.

Talk Details

Ethics and Computational Intelligence

Science and technology constitute very important parameters in social evolution. In the beginning a historical evolution of technology and its consequences will be addressed followed by the perception of Socrates and Aristotle on engineering and ethics. The definition of Intelligence and the clarification of the terms “Artificial and Computational Intelligence” will be explained. Nowadays, autonomous computing systems are already able to make decisions themselves and assert human rights. The moral implications of this rapid development are thoroughly investigated in the social, labor, and religious spheres. Scientists’ concerns will be analyzed, as well as suggestions for future actions will be made. In contrast with the past, the ethical dilemmas that emerge, regarding computational intelligence and superintelligence of the future are becoming very significant. This fact necessitates the establishment of normative rules of ethical nature that will regulate the coexistence of people and machines. Humanity should adapt its values accordingly, change and strengthen its moral behavior and review the contribution of these intelligent systems to society.