Living with AI


Artificial Intelligence has emerged from research laboratories and is now making headlines daily. Yet, when we look more closely, AI is already everywhere. In the last ten years we have seen a dramatic increase in the use of algorithms, machine learning and AI, affecting every aspect of our lives.

Tuesday, 19th MAR 2024
21:00-22:30 | drinks & snacks






This live event will be in English and will also be transmitted online.

In the upcoming Living with AI, the second event in our three-part series exploring the Past, Present & Future of AI, we will dive into the recent events causing AI to make dramatic headlines— from the promise of solving humanity’s biggest problems to becoming a threat to its existence —and put these stories into context.

How did we become so intertwined with AI?

How is AI altering our lives?

Can history inform us about how AI will transform society?

Join us on March 19th at 21:00 in the Champalimaud Auditorium where we will bring together seven perspectives ranging from science to art. Our speakers interact daily with AI and will help us think about the challenges we face from Living with AI. The event will include a series of short talks centered around real world examples, followed by a discussion of the larger questions they raise. There will be interactive AI demonstrations for you to experience before and after the event. Finish the night with a chat with our speakers over drinks, offering you a unique opportunity to connect, exchange ideas, and gain insights.



Eric DeWitt

Eric DeWitt is a research associate and head of the Computational Cognitive Decision Science group at Champalimaud Research. After leading an information technology consulting firm, he did his PhD in Neuroeconomics at NYU using artificial intelligence models to relate behaviour to the brain. Eric’s work at the Champalimaud continues this work, focusing on the role of neuromodulators and extensions to psychiatry. His other interests include collaborative science, group decision making, and science outreach.

German Mendez

German is a machine learning lead and project manager at Siemens Energy. He leads new approaches in one of the squads focused on IoT Diagnostics, Prognostics and data quality for Turbomachinery, Grid Technology and Energy Transition. He has been teaching Big data analytics and applied machine learning. He advocates for the application of AI solutions and how they can be turned into products.

Iakovina Kindylidi

Iakovina Kindylidi is a senior associate at the law firm VdA, specialising in legal questions relating to data, cybersecurity, and intellectual property. She focuses on emerging technologies such as AI, Web3, smart contracts, and NFTs. Iakovina is also a guest lecturer at the NOVA School of Law, where she teaches Law and Technology. She is currently pursuing her PhD in Law and AI.

James Anstis

James is the head of Theory of Knowledge at Oeiras International School and has been an educator specialising in English Language Arts for more than 15 years. He is also an examiner and workshop leader for the International Baccalaureate Organisation. He is interested in elevating the roles of creativity and emotion in education.

João Santinha

João Santinha is a senior biomedical engineering researcher in the Champalimaud Foundation’s Digital Surgery Laboratory, where he leads the development of the medical imaging AI infrastructure and algorithms. He obtained his Ph.D. in Electrical and Computer Engineering at the Instituto Superior Técnico – University of Lisbon, focusing on the generalizability and robustness of artificial intelligence applied to medical imaging.

Rudolfo Quintas

Rudolfo Quintas is a Portuguese artist, whose work has been shown in galleries, museums and art festivals worldwide. His work includes data mapping installations, paintings, sculptures, and performances using interactive, generative and artificial intelligence techniques. His artistic investigation focuses on body augmentation to expand physical and emotional experience and using AI data paintings to discuss invisible systems of power and control in the social, political and psychological domains.

Simone Lackner

Simone Lackner is a ReMO Ambassador, the Founder of The Empathic Scientist, Soapbox Science Lisbon, the We and Climate Circle and Salon Luminosa and acts as a diplomat between science, art, society and policy. She has a Ph.D. in Systems Neuroscience, postdoctoral training in complexity and computational social science. She is also a passionate Advocate for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Wellbeing.



Lydia Fettweis Neto

Lydia Fettweis Neto is a research technician at Champalimaud Research’s Systems Neuroscience Lab. After a master’s degree in Set and Costume Design from Lisbon Theatre and Film School, Lydias’s journey led her to earn a second master’s degree in Cognitive Systems and Interactive Media from Pompeu Fabra University, Barcelona. Now, Lydia combines her creative flair with her scientific pursuits, showcasing the thrilling possibilities at the intersection of art and cognitive neuroscience.