Carme Torras

A novelist, she is also a research lecturer at the Institut de Robòtica (CSIC-UPC).

© CCCB, Miquel Taverna, 2019

Carme Torras holds a Degree in Mathematics, a PhD in Computer Science and is currently a research professor at the Institut de Robòtica i Informàtica Industrial (Institute of Robotics and Industrial Computing – CSIC-UPC). She combines her role leading a research group in assistant robotics at the CSIC-UPC with her work as a writer of fiction and promoter of ethics in the application of new technologies. She has published books and articles on neural models, computer vision, artificial intelligence and robotics, areas in which she has led sixteen European projects. She is a Fellow of the IEEE and EurAI, a numerary member of the Royal Academy of Sciences and Arts of Barcelona, of the Institute of Catalan Studies and of the Acadèmia Europaea, and recipient of the Narcís Monturiol medal from the Government of Catalonia. Her novels La mutació sentimental (The Sentimental Mutation, Pagès Editors, 2008 / Mileno 2012), winner of the 2007 Manuel de Pedrolo and 2009 Ictineu prizes, and Enxarxats (Networked, Males Herbes, 2017), the 2018 Ictineu prizewinner, deal with the ethical problems raised by robotics, AI, and social networks. She is a member of the Association of Catalan Language Writers and the Catalan Science Fiction and Fantasy Society (SCCFF). She has also participated as a writer in the special edition of the magazine Branca “Els coets venien com llagostes” (The Rockets Came Like Locusts), produced in collaboration with the CCCB on the occasion of Kosmopolis 2021.

Update: 13/03/2019 12:00 am


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