Hay Festival Colombia Digital

Hay Festival Colombia took place from 21 to 30 of January 2022, with events in the cities of Cartagena de Indias, Medellín and Jericó. You are currently browsing the digital programme of the festival.

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Event D1

Carissa Véliz in conversation with Luis Carlos Vélez

 Sede Digital Hay Festival Colombia

How do large corporations and governments use our data to manipulate our behaviour? How do we regulate these practices that end up influencing the health of our democracies? Carissa Véliz (United Kingdom) is Associate Professor at the Institute of Ethics in Artificial Intelligence at Oxford University and contributes to media outlets such as El País, The Guardian, The New York Times, New Statesman and The Independent. In her book Privacy is Power (2020, chosen as a Book of the Year by The Economist) she analyses these and other issues that are among the most urgent debates of our time, arguing, for example, in favour of prohibiting the sale of personal data. In conversation with Luis Carlos Vélez.

With the support of British Council

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Event 61

Carlos López-Otín in conversation with Juan Camilo Maldonado Tovar

The trilogy of life

 Centro de Convenciones (Sala Barahona)

Carlos López-Otín (Spain) is an award-winning Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of Oviedo. He is an authority on the subject of cancer and aging thanks to his advanced studies into human genetics, and also the discoverer of more than 60 new genes, as well as of two accelerated aging syndromes and pro-longevity bacteria. His books La vida en cuatro letras (2019), El sueño del tiempo (2020) and Egoístas, inmortales y viajeras (2021) constitute his brilliant trilogy of life, in which he covers questions with both biological and philosophical perspectives including the relationship between genetics, disease and happiness; time, biology and technology; and the nature of a disease as complex as cancer. Carlos López-Otín shares his fascinating vision in conversation with Juan Camilo Maldonado Tovar.

With the support of Acción Cultural Española, AC/E

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