Hay Festival Segovia 2023

Hay Festival Segovia 2023 will run September 14-17. There will also be some events in the run up to the festival.

Tickets are on sale now. Please write entradas@hayfestival.com if you have any doubts with tickets sales.

Technology

Event 7

Inma Ballesteros, Pilar Cortada, Xavier Ginesta, Gustavo Martín Garzo talk to Miquel Molina

Humanism versus technology

Venue: Espacio Fundación Telefónica (Madrid)
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The technological revolution, the climate crisis and the increase in social inequality, phenomena with unprecedented disruptive potential, place education and culture at the center of the debate: only through militant humanism can the negative effects of such transformative technologies be counteracted such as Artificial Intelligence, as well as guaranteeing a reasonably sustainable future. The philosopher Pilar Cortada, director of Eina Obra; the engineer Xavier Ginesta, director of the Conscious Capitalism Foundation; the writer and columnist Gustavo Martín Garzo and the director of Programming of Acción Cultural Española (AC/E), Inma Ballesteros, will talk in a discussion moderated by Miquel Molina, deputy director of La Vanguardia and writer. The event is presented by Sheila Cremaschi, director of the Hay Festival and chosen by Forbes among the 75 Latin women to follow 2024.

Free registration on the Espacio Fundación Telefónica de Madrid website from September 1, 2024

Event in Spanish

Free registration opens on September 1

Event 8

Sara Abad, Pilar Cortada, Xavier Ginesta and Susana Martínez-Conde talk to Mohamed El Amrani

Inauguration of Hay Festival Segovia. The Human at the Centre: Science and Creativity

Venue: IE University. Aula Magna
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In a world where advances in technology will enhance our efficiency and perform many of our tasks for us, creativity and other essentially human skills will become increasingly valuable.

In this inaugural panel the young singer and environmental activist Sara Abad, the Galician neuroscientist, professor and researcher in New York; Susana Martínez-Conde, the pilosopher Pilar Cortada, director of Eina Obra —an initiative aimed at promoting the transition towards socially and ecologically sustainable practices through design and art— and professor at the State University of New York; the author of books on the human essence and technology entrepreneur Xavier Ginesta and other guests will take part in this discussion about the brain and its relationship to creativity along with the winner of the 2014 Princesa de Girona Social Award, Mohamed El Amrani.

There will be a book signing at the end of the event in the room next to the entrance of IE University

Event in Spanish

Price: €9.00 (EUR)

Event 15

David Goodman talks to Simoneta Gómez-Acebo, Miguel Leiro and Belén Llamas Ferrier

Tradition and Innovation: Craftsmanship and Technology in Design

Venue: IE University. Sala Capitular
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Craft and technology fuse in the realm of design, creating a landscape where tradition meets innovation and the past is preserved and reinvented through the use of contemporary tools. This event will delve into this intricate relationship and explore how cutting-edge technology can elevate and protect craftsmanship. From artisanal techniques to digital advances, join us as we discover the symbiotic fusion that honours and transforms the rich heritage of design. David Goodman, Dean of IE School of Architecture and Design will converse with Simoneta Gómez-Acebo, representative of the Michelangelo Foundation for Creativity and Craftsmanship and active member of the Contemporary Association of Arts and Crafts, Belén Llamas Ferrier, president of the Contemporary Association of Arts and Crafts and Miguel Leiro, designer, curator, and educator founder of Office of Design and curator of the MAYRIT Bienal a leading experimental architecture and design platform.

Event in English with simultaneous translation to Spanish

Price: €9.00 (EUR)

Event 18

Jorge Corrales and Juan Soto Ivars talk to Carme Riera

CEDRO and AI

Venue: Biblioteca Municipal Casa de la Lectura
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The advent of artificial intelligence raises many questions for the writing industry and, in particular, for writers, translators and journalists. CEDRO’s director general, Jorge Corrales, along with journalist Juan Soto Ivars, will have a conversation led by the writer, deputy director of the RAE and president of CEDRO, Carme Riera, to discuss generative artificial intelligence and its impact on the publishing sector. They will explore the effects of using and training these tools on authors' rights, and the concept of authorship in the face of the new challenges that these technologies present.

Soto Ivars is a writer and columnist for El Confidencial and El Periódico de Cataluña. He appears on radio and television programmes such as Julia en la Onda and Espejo Público, and also presents a special feature on censored and condemned books for the programme Cuarto Milenio. His latest publications include the essays La trinchera de letras (which won the Premio Internacional de Ensayo Jovellanos prize) and Nadie se va a reír: la increíble historia de un juicio a la ironía (Premio Fam Cultura Pop Eye prize-winner)

There will be a book signing at the end of the event.

Event in Spanish

Price: €9.00 (EUR)

Event 20

Marcus du Sautoy in conversation with Ikhlaq Sidhu

Mathematics and Technology: Innovation in the 21st Century

Venue: IE University. Aula Magna
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Letters, numbers and thinking. Everything is more interconnected than you would expect, and the shortcuts provided by maths, which emulate those of nature, help people to think better, thus differentiating ourselves from even the best computer. Though data and artificial intelligence can be extremely beneficial tools in any creative process, humanity is in the numbers.

Marcus du Sautoy, Professor of Mathematics at Oxford University, won the London Mathematical Society’s 2001 Berwick Prize. He works on television with immensely popular programmes about maths, as well as in the written press. His books include The Music of The Primes, The Number Mysteries, What We Cannot Know, The Creativity Code and Thinking Better. Du Sautoy will be in conversation with Ikhlaq Sidhu, Dean of IE School of Science and Technology in Madrid, as well as being the founder and Academic Director of UC Berkeley's Sutardja Center for Entrepreneurship & Technology since 2005.

There will be a book signing at the end of the event in the room next to the entrance of IE University

With simultaneous translation from English to Spanish

Price: €9.00 (EUR)

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