The second edition of the international scientific conference, HumanTech Summit, is organized by the HumanTech Center at SWPS University.

Our mission is to connect people from different spheres of life and showcase the fact that neither technology without humans nor humans without technology can accomplish as much individually as they can when working together.

Embracing humanity, inspiring through technology

Keynote Speakers

Michał Kosiński

Stanford University, USA

He is a Professor at Stanford University. His research interests encompass both human and artificial cognition. His current work centers on examining the psychological processes in Large Language Models (LLMs), and leveraging Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML), Big Data, and computational techniques to model and predict human behavior.

Christian Klaes 

Ruhr University Bochum, Germany

He is a neuroscientist at the Ruhr-University in Bochum. His research focuses on Brain-Computer Interfaces (BCI), Virtual Reality, and Artificial Intelligence (AI) in medicine. He has extensive experience in neurophysiology, working with non-human primates and tetraplegic human patients

Zillah Watson

Phase Space, UK

She led the BBC's award-winning VR studio and is an expert on the commissioning, creation and distribution of immersive content. She recently co-founded Phase Space with Katie Grayson, a start-up bringing together the best of the UK's creative, technical and medical industries to use VR to bring a step change in mental health support.

Anna Ciaunica

University of Lisbon, Portugal

She is a Principal Investigator at the Centre for Philosophy of Science, University of Lisbon, Portugal; and Research Associate at the Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, University College London, the UK.

Anne Scherer

University of Zurich, Switzerland

She is the Chief Scientific Officer at and co-founder of Delta Labs AG, where she specializes in consumer psychology and technology. Her mission is to bridge the gap between technology and its users.

Selma Sabanovic

Indiana University Bloomington, USA

She is a Professor of Informatics and Cognitive Science at Indiana University Bloomington. She studies social robotics and human-robot interaction, with a focus on exploring how robots should be designed to assist people in various use contexts, including mental health, wellness, education, and social participation

Jonathan Gratch

University of Southern California, USA

He is a Research Full Professor of Computer Science and Psychology at the University of Southern California (USC) and Director for Virtual Human Research at USC’s Institute for Creative Technologies. He completed his Ph.D. in Computer Science at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign in 1995.

Magdalena Wojcieszak

University of California, Davis, USA / University of Warsaw, Poland

She is a Professor of Communication at UC Davis, an Associate Researcher at the Center for Excellence in Social Science at the U of Warsaw, Poland (PI ERC Consolidator NEWSUSE), an Affiliate Faculty, Designated Emphasis in Computational Social Science and a Member of the Graduate Group in Computer Science at UC Davis. She examines how people select (political) information online, the effects of digital media on extremity, polarization, and (mis)perceptions, and interventions to incentivize platform algorithms to promote exposure to quality and diverse political

  • DAY I 9/12

  • 08.00 - 09.00

    Registration of participants

  • 09.00 - 09.30

    Opening of the conference

  • 09.30 - 10.00

    Making Sense of Modern AI

    Keynote: Michał Kosiński (Stanford University, USA)

  • 10.00 - 11.15

    Session I: Data and the Language Models

    Data Governance in a Trilemma: A Qualitative Analysis of Rights, Values, and Goals in Building Data Commons

    Jan Oleszczuk Zygmuntowski (Kozminski University)


    Live Comply - AI for managing sensitive data.

    Grzegorz Kanka (MsC of Laws), Aleksander Smywinski-Pohl Research Engineer (AGH)


    Lost in Translation: Analyzing the Challenges Faced by Large Language Models in Psychometry: Comparison Between LLMs Models and Human Raters

    Wiktoria Mieleszczenko-Kowszewicz (Wrocław University of Science and Technology), Luke Gassmann (University of Bristol)


    Personalization Individualization of experiences. Moonshot or a pitfall?

    Izabella Krzemińska (Orange)

  • 11.15 - 11:30

    Coffee Break

  • 11.30 - 12.30

    Panel discussion: How to find your way on the job market in the age of AI?

    Agnieszka Kabalska, Selma Sabanovic, Jonathan Gratch

    Moderator: Michał Boni (SWPS University, Warsaw)

  • 12.30 - 13.00

    Broadening participation in HRI: Co-design with older adults, children, and their caregivers

    Keynote: Selma Sebanovic (Indiana University, USA)

  • 13.00 - 13.45

    Lunch Break

  • 13.45 - 14.45

    Session II: Attitudes and behavior towards robots

    What do Poles think about robots? Results of a nationwide survey

    Krzysztof Walas (IDEAS NCBR), Sonia Ziemba - Domańska, Konrad Maj (SWPS, Warszawa)


    Robot as an authority and a learner. Milgram paradigm involving a humanoid robot

    Konrad Maj, Tomasz Grzyb, Dariusz Doliński (SWPS University, Warsaw)


    Human perspectives on social robots. Introducing Polish versions of the questionnaires to measure attitudes towards robots and exposure to science fiction

    Aleksandra Wasielewska (UAM)

  • 14.45 - 15.00

    Coffee Break

  • 15.00 - 15.30

    Virtual Bodies

    Keynote: Christian Klaes (Ruhr University Bochum, Germany)

  • 15.30 - 16.30

    Session III: Gaming and virtual bodies

    What are gaming withdrawal symptoms and how to measure them? Results from the systematic review of withdrawal's role in contemporary gaming disorder research

    Aleksandra Zajas, Sylwia Starzec (Jagiellonian University, Kraków)


    Video game proficiency can be predicted from EEG oscillatory indexes of visual working memory

    Aneta Brzezicka (SWPS University)


    Territorial Change in the Metaverse: The Implications on International Relations

    Atilla Arda Beşen (University of Warsaw / VolareVers)


    Phantom touch in virtual bodies

    Artur Pilaciński (Ruhr University Bochum)

  • 16.30 - 16.45

    Coffee Break

  • 16.45 - 17.15

    Hybrid Agencies in Biological and Artificial Systems

    Keynote: Anna Ciaunica (University of Lisbon, Portugal)

  • 17.15 - 17.45

    Platform Algorithms: Problems and Solutions

    Keynote: Magdalena Wojcieszak, (University of California, Davis, USA / University of Warsaw, Poland)

  • 20.30

    Get-together party

  • DAY II 10/12

  • 8.30 - 11.00

    The session for technology exhibitors / Poster Session / Coffee Break
    room S305

    Association of Polish Judges promoting the rule of law, defending freedom and civil rights, among others. using VR technology

    Educational VR apps

    Organizing online events in VR space

    Sonia Ziemba - Domańska
    Neurosomatic stymulation therapy

    Chatbot pierwsza pomoc psychologiczna

    Interpersonal skills training in a simulated environment

    Unicorn VR World
    Virtual therapy to help treating autism spectrum disorder, anxiety and phobias

    Solutions in VR to demonstrate for psychologists

  • 11.00 - 11.30

    VR for mental health - out of the lab, into the world

    Keynote: Zillah Watson (Phase Space, UK)

  • 11.30 - 12.15

    Session IV: Immersive technologies in psychological assistance and intervention

    Mental toughness development training using virtual reality (VR)

    Martyna Kotyśko, Ewa Waszkiewicz (UWM, Olsztyn)


    Using VR to evaluate attentional and behavioral avoidance - an example of public speaking task

    Michał Skorupski (SWPS, Katowice)


    Depth perception of virtual objects in augmented reality - empirical study

    Jacek Matulewski (UMK / Vobacom), Albert Łukasik, Klaudia Karkowska

  • 12.15 - 12.30

    Coffee Break

  • 12.30 - 13.00

    The Symbiosis of Language and Technology: A New Era of Business Communication

    Keynote: Anne Scherer (ex University of Zurich)

  • 13.00 - 13.45

    Session V: Internet intervention & internet addiction

    Using chatbots on Meta's Messenger to deliver internet interventions for improving well-being. Insights from studies on Stressbot and Hapibot

    Jan Maciejewski, Magdalena Leśnierowska, Ewelina Smoktunowicz (SWPS, Warszawa)


    Development of a mobile application-based ecological momentary intervention - an example of intervention reducing experiential avoidance in maladaptive repetitive negative thinking

    Steven Barnes & others (SWPS, Katowice)


    The Future starts now: The new approach to e-addiction prevention

    Anna Wojtkowska, Katarzyna Kulwicka, Jakub Kuś, Agata Gąsiorowska (SWPS Wrocław)

  • 13.45 - 14.30

    Lunch Break

  • 14.30 - 15.30

    Panel discussion: the future of interpersonal relations

    Mikołaj Białko, Ralf Wagner, Anna Ciaunica, Zillah Watson, Anne Scherer

    Moderator: Michał Boni (SWPS University, Warsaw)

  • 15.30 - 16.00

    How delegating to AI can weaken social ties and encourage unethical behavior

    Keynote: Jonathan Gratch (University of Southern California, USA)

  • 16.00 - 17.00

    Session VI: AI in practice - opportunities and challenges

    A reliable and accurate predictive system that can provide early warning and enable proactive measures to enhance road safety

    Artur Budzyński (Silesian University of Technology)


    Techno-empowerment - when technology becomes a decision make

    Artur Modliński (University of Lodz)


    The impact of self-interest on moral perceptions of AI and human decisions

    Katarzyna Miazek & Konrad Bocian (SWPS, Sopot)


    A new method of implementing formally verifiable artificial intelligence

    Krystian Dylewski (Consumer Intelligence)

  • 17.00

    Closing the conference


We have also prepared an interesting workshop for the conference attendees, which will be held on Friday, 08.12, 17:00-20:00 at the premises of SWPS University! You can sign up for the workshop using the conference registration form.


Participants can choose from up to three different thematic options:


1. LLMs in the physical world, room S310

Large Language Models have taken the world by storm in recent years, and the world of robotics is no exception. They have the potential to greatly improve the experience of interacting with robots, but bringing them into the physical world brings a host of new challenges, such as uncertainty in what the robot sees or hears. 


At United Robitics Group we have been using them with NAO and Pepper for quite a few different use cases (entertainment, information, research), and would like to share our experience, and exchange ideas with other practitioners (and non-practitioners!). 


This workshop is focused around three themes: 

  • Theory: the intersection of HRI (Human-Robot Interaction) and LLMs:  

    • what HRI challenges need to be solved for successful use of LLMs  

    • what LLMs change to the HRI experience 

  • Experience Report: Pepper and ChatGPT: what we learned. 

  • How to design interactions with LLMs 

    • This will be more hands-on – together, we will experiment with creating new "personalities" for NAO and trying them out 



Émile Kroeger - programmer and software engineer, renowned for his expertise in machine learning and game development. With a deep passion for innovation and tackling technical challenges, Émile has made significant contributions to various fields, particularly in software architecture, statistics, prototyping, procedural content generation, usability, and robotics.


2. VR/AR New Challenges of Interaction, room S309

Augmented reality is slowly becoming a part of the real world, providing entertainment, information or helping to perform various activities. Innovation in VR/AR is becoming one of the more rapidly growing branches of new technologies, and in the next decades will provide new solutions that change the way people interact with both each other and physical reality. The theme of the workshop is both these future and current challenges facing VR/AR technologies. The workshop will provide an opportunity for participants to hear first-hand the viewpoints of augmented reality researchers and innovators on the current state of the technology and its future paths.


In addition to presentations and discussions, the workshop will also include demonstrations of VR/AR technology in small groups. In this way, the workshop will provide an excellent opportunity for interdisciplinary and promising contacts between enthusiasts and experts in the field of new technologies.



PsyTech VR - innovators in AI-driven mental health therapy using VR/AR, offering personalized treatment experiences and groundbreaking VR telemedicine services since

Łukasz Szajda - entrepreneur and VR innovator, co-developing a VR assessment tool for human competencies at GuideMe. Actively leads VR workshops, pioneering practical VR applications in business.

Adam Żądło - a multimedia artist and academic specializing in VR, known for transferring philosophical texts into immersive VR experiences and supporting scientific communities in cyborg development and space exploration.

Jowita Guja - a distinguished Polish scholar and professor at AGH University, manages EduVRLab, specializing in VR/AR technology integration with cultural studies and philosophy, pioneering in VR research and education.


3. AI in Legal Practice – From Prototype to Practice, room S306

The "AI in Legal Practice – From Prototype to Practice" workshop at the HumanTech Summit 2023 is a groundbreaking event for scientists, technology industry representatives, and legal professionals. This interactive session will focus on the integration of Artificial Intelligence in the judiciary, providing participants with hands-on experience with an innovative AI system, and fostering a dialogue on the digital transformation of legal proceedings.

This workshop aims to offer a comprehensive understanding of AI's role and potential in legal settings. It's designed to bridge the gap between theoretical knowledge and practical application, encouraging the exchange of ideas between different disciplines and fostering collaborations for future innovations in legal technology.


The workshop is structured into three main parts. It will kick off with a keynote speech by Kevin Freizer from St. Thomas University College of Law, highlighting interdisciplinary education. Following this, Piotr Krzak will lead a session on AI's practical applications in the judiciary, including a demonstration and analysis of AI systems in comparison to traditional legal decision-making. The event will conclude with a roundtable discussion, bringing together a diverse panel of judges, lawyers, and AI experts to discuss the future of AI in legal practice and its societal implications.



Piotr Krzak - po 15 latach pracy w wymiarze sprawiedliwości, z czego 7 lat jako sędzia, rozpoczął nowy etap kariery, łącząc prawo z Data Science. Skupia się na tworzeniu narzędzi wykorzystujących nowe technologie, mających na celu usprawnienie funkcjonowania wymiaru sprawiedliwości, ułatwienie pracy prawników, oraz tworzenie rozwiązań dla sektora biznesowego.

Kevin Frazier - assistant Professor of Law in 2023 at St. Thomas University Benjamin L. Crump College of Law. His research focus on investigating how new governance systems, such as Meta’s Oversight Board, as well as older and neglected systems, such as state constitutions, have adjusted to an age of rapid technological
advancement and institutional distrust.

Get-together party

On Saturday at 8:30 pm there will be a team-building meeting for conference participants!

Meeting place: 41st floor of the InterContinental Hotel in the Club Lounge.

Cost of participation in the meeting: 50 PLN.

Snacks and an open bar will be provided for everyone!


Get into the data!

A programming competition not just for programmers.



Teams will be tasked with programming an interactive visualization that will collect data in an innovative way using a camera or other sensors and transform it into a thought-provoking experience. In other words, the goal will be to humanize the data. The winning projects will be displayed at the HumanTech Summit 2023 conference.



Teams can be single or multi-person. They must include a "has to do" person, i.e. one who is familiar with creative coding, able to program a website or an interactive installation. Familiarity with programming languages that are used for dynamic and interactive visualization is recommended, namely processing, P5.js, openFrameworks, Pure Data, Paper.js or vvvv. However, nothing prevents you from creating a work in HTML and CSS, if it meets the conditions of the competition.
It is recommended - although not mandatory - to have people on the team from "it's supposed to be pretty," i.e. with expertise in graphic and/or applied design, as well as from "it's supposed to be on topic," i.e. people with knowledge of psychology, sociology, cultural studies, law, philosophy. One of the goals of the event is to promote diversity in technology design teams. We understand diversity broadly, not only as interdisciplinarity, but also as a pool of experience that can enrich the creative process.

saturday 2.12 

from 8:00 to20:00 



It is the only research center in Poland that brings together social and technological innovations, operating at a humanities university.

HumanTech Meetings - a project financed through the state budget, by the Ministry of Education and Science as part of the competition "The social responsibility of science: Popularization of science and promotion of sport" (project no. SONP/SN/514650/2021). The project is scheduled for 2022-2023. The total value of the project: 305,472 PLN

The event is co-funded by the Ministry of Science and Higher Education, under the “Innovation Incubator 4.0” funding scheme.

Honorary patronage



Media Partners

Scientific Committee

prof. Michał Kosiński

Stanford University, USA

prof. Aleksandra Przegalińska

Harvard University, USA / Kozminski University, Poland

prof. Piotr Winkielman

University of California, San Diego, USA / SWPS University, Poland

prof. Maria Ganzha

Warsaw University of Technology, Poland

prof. Agnieszka Wykowska

Italian Institute of Technology, Genoa, Italy

prof. Włodzisław Duch

Nicolaus Copernicus University in Toruń, Poland

prof. Nathanael J. Fast

Marshall School of Business, University of Southern California, USA

Organizing Committee

Konrad Maj Ph.D.

Head of the Committee

Oliwia Kordalewska

Secretary of the Conference

David Sypniewski

Head of the Hackathon

Michał Boni Ph.D.

Artur Pilacinski Ph.D.

Rafał Gabriel Laskowski

Sonia Ziemba-Domańska

Natalia Nadolna

Paulina Grzybowicz

Kacper Sawicki

Marta Żabicka

Emilia Kopijewska