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GCC2019 has ended
The 2019 Galaxy Community Conference (GCC2019) was held in Freiburg, Germany, 1-8 July.  There was one day of training, three days of mixed meeting and training, and then two to four days of CollaborationFest.  The meeting featured joint & parallel sessions; invited, accepted, and lightning talks; poster and demo sessions; birds-of-a-feather meetups; social events; and training sessions every day.

Thanks to everyone who helped make GCC2019 a success!
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Edward Celarier

Edward Celarier is a physicist who worked with NASA, among other institutions. His research interests have come to include questions of how complex systems provide both goals and limits for technologies such as robotics and artificial intelligence. What imperatives underlie the responsibility of human beings to develop and manage such technologies? The development, adoption, and adaptation to technologies has always happened in the context of changing human social structures whose evolution is at least partially unrelated to those technologies. Developments over the past several decades have given rise to an ever greater isolation of some individuals and groups from society. How may we mitigate further dissolution of the social fabric while renewing our vision of the human condition?