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Julia Shaw to star at CEBIT 2018: "Our memory can be manipulated"

"I remember it like it was yesterday." Well, maybe not, for as memory hacker Dr. Julia Shaw knows from her own research, human memory can be manipulated. In June 2018, the London-based memory researcher and criminal psychologist will be showing CEBIT attendees how this works and what it means.

05 Oct. 2017
Dr. Julia Shaw

Shaw will be speaking on the Grand Central Stage in Hall 27 at the CEBIT Artificial Intelligence Summit on Wednesday, 13 June.

In 2015, Shaw published a study on false memories that put her career on a stellar path. Using the power of suggestion, she convinced test subjects that they had experienced various emotional events – even committed crimes – which had in fact never happened. Julia Shaw is now commonly dubbed a "memory hacker", and her book "The Memory Illusion" is an international bestseller.

In the course of her work and talks, Shaw shares fun and efficient techniques for processing the vast amounts of information with which we are bombarded. She examines the concepts of identity and diversity and offers answers to questions that have heightened importance in the digital age. Questions like: What memories am I basing my decisions on? How reliable is my memory? How can fake news affect our memory and our behavior? Or: Will artificial intelligence supplement or replace our memory?

Dr. Julia Shaw was born in Cologne, Germany, in 1987 and works as a research associate in the Department of Psychology at University College London (UCL), where she conducts research in criminal psychology, memory and artificial intelligence. In 2017, she started a company in Silicon Valley that uses artificial intelligence to try and combat workplace discrimination. Alongside her research, Dr. Shaw advices police, the military, justice officials and businesses in English and German-speaking countries on preventing common memory mistakes and making the most of our faulty memory.

Offer ends 31 October: CEBIT tickets for only 50 euros

Reduced-price “Pioneer” tickets are an ideal way to see Julia Shaw live on stage at CEBIT and save money. These €50 tickets can be ordered at . The offer closes on 31 October. The tickets are valid for admission on all days of CEBIT 2018; that is, they include the expo and conference program as well as the supporting program on the d!campus. After 31 October, ticket prices will rise in a series of graduated steps.


At CEBIT 2018, everything is geared to generating business, leads and bright ideas. CEBIT is a triple-punch event covering everything essential to the digitization of business, government and society. The innovations on display in the d!conomy section of the show give IT professionals and decision-makers, trade and the public sector the tools they need to streamline and futureproof their operations. The event’s d!tec showcase puts the spotlight on developers and startups. The d!talk conference program features visionaries, lateral thinkers, creatives and experts . The d!campus is heart of CEBIT –relaxed networking, street food and live music. The first day of CEBIT 2018 – Monday, 11 June – is reserved for conference attendees and journalists, with the exhibition opening on Tuesday, 12 June. The exhibition halls will be open Tuesday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., with the d!campus staying open till 11 p.m. Opening hours on Friday are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.


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