Continuing the dialogue on AI Continuing the dialogue on AI On Wednesday, July 5th, at 6:00 PM, the second in a series of lectures on artificial intelligence will be held in the Matica Srpska. Dialogue on Artificial Intelligence Presbyter Dragan Popovic and Dr. Ivan Tanasijevic The participants in the lecture on artificial intelligence will be Dr. Ivan Tanasijevic from the Institute of Artificial Intelligence of Serbia and Presbyter Dragan Popovic on behalf of the "Petar Mandic" Endowment. Concept of the Lecture on Artificial Intelligence The first 20 minutes will feature Dr. Ivan Tanasijevic speaking on the topic of Artificial Intelligence in Medicine and Pharmacology. The next 20 minutes of the discussion are reserved for a lecture by Presbyter Dragan Popovic on the Challenges of Artificial Intelligence from the Perspective of Orthodox Bioethics. The final 20 minutes will be dedicated to a public debate on artificial intelligence in which all attendees will have the opportunity to participate. Second Lecture in the Series The lecture by Dr. Ivan Tanasijevic and Presbyter Dragan Popovic on artificial intelligence is the second in a series of lectures jointly organized by Matica Srpska, the Institute of Artificial Intelligence, and the "Petar Mandic" Endowment. The first introductory lecture featured Dr. Branislav Kisacanin and Presbyter Dr. Oliver Subotic. Four more lectures in this format are planned to be held by the end of the year, with experts from various fields representing the Endowment, in line with its values and statutory objectives. Share information about the lecture! Share information about the lecture! Share Information About the Lecture! The "share" option allows you to share information about the lecture on artificial intelligence and the possibility of following the conference live with your friends on social media. Challenges of Artificial Intelligence from the Perspective of Orthodox Bioethics "There is a high probability that so-called artificial intelligence, as the most significant contemporary scientific and technological discovery, will determine the direction of today's dominant culture and civilization defined as 'Western'. Orthodox theology cannot influence this fact, but as a participant in social-political life, it bears a part of the responsibility for its orientation. This orientation depends directly on the way this human achievement is used, proportionate to the position or authority within the community, whether it is narrower or broader, to which it belongs. In this regard, in the presentation, we intend to emphasize the essential differences between the intelligence of man, firstly created by God as His image, and then the 'intelligence' of the machine, created by man as a means of achieving a better life. In this context, we primarily want to point out what artificial intelligence actually is and thus establish clear boundaries for its use. We will certainly approach the problem from the perspective of Orthodox bioethics, based on the patristic, anthropological teaching of the Orthodox Church. Finally, as a concrete proposal to prevent possible abuses of artificial intelligence, we offer legal harmonization of its use with the imperative preservation of human dignity as the fundamental value of human rights, grounded in natural ethics, as the minimum of social values insisted upon by the Orthodox Church." Presbyter Dragan Popovic About the Speaker About the Speaker Presbyter Dragan Popovic is a priest of the Serbian Orthodox Church who completed his postgraduate theological studies in Athens. He has professionally dealt with bioethical issues for over a decade and is one of the most knowledgeable experts in this field among Serbian theologians. He authored the monograph "Bioethics of Death: Utilitarianism and Orthodoxy" in 2022, which set new standards in addressing bioethical challenges among Serbian theologians. Artificial Intelligence in Medicine and Pharmacology "The aim of this lecture is to acquaint visitors with current applications of artificial intelligence and machine learning in pharmacology, medicine, and related fields. After a broad overview, we will focus on currently available solutions in the field of computer-aided protein design, as well as the implications they can have in terms of the future of medicine, primarily in personalized medicine." Dr. Ivan Tanasijevic About the Speaker About the Speaker Dr. Ivan Tanasijevic is a research scientist at the Institute of Artificial Intelligence of Serbia, who completed his undergraduate, master's, and doctoral studies at the University of Cambridge. His research work at the Institute of Artificial Intelligence focuses on the application of artificial intelligence in healthcare and natural sciences.