Lecture Series: Artificial Intelligence – Everyday Life, Utopia or Dystopia?


In view of the rapid progress in AI research, there is a pressing need to start a debate on the social and ethical aspects of research and the use of artificial intelligence. The lectures series "Artificial Intelligence – Everyday Life, Utopia or Dystopia?" addresses some of these questions and thus contributes to the interdisciplinary dialogue on this important topic.

Please note that the lectures will be given in Germany.

Where? QuellPunkt Katholisches Hochschulzentrum
Campus Melaten, Campus-Boulevard 30
When? 7pm
Doors open 6:30pm
Registration Via the Quellpunkt website (de)
Admission free

Phone: +49 241 99030035

  • Katholisches Hochschulzentrum QuellPunkt
  • Institut für Textiltechnik at RWTH Aachen University
  • Nell-Breuning-Haus
  • RWTHextern

Monday, October 28, 2019, 7:00pm

KI mit Bewusstsein – AI with a Consciousness?

What Is the role of conscious machines, what is their role in society, and how do they transform our world?

  • Prof. i. R. Klaus Henning, RWTH Chair of Information Management in Mechanical Engineering / Cybernetics Lab

Wednesday, November 27, 2019, 7:00pm

Wer forscht in Zukunft – In Future, Who Will Do Research?

In what ways does AI transform science and research? In future, what will be the role of researchers?

  • Professorin Gabriele Gramelsberger, Lehrstuhl für Wissenschaftstheorie und Technikphilosophie und Philosophisches Institut, RWTH Aachen

Thursday, January 09, 2020, 7:00pm

KI und menschliche Freiheit – AI and Human Freedom

The term "data sovereignty" means that the individual determines who is allowed to know what and when. Comprehensive sovereignty is not only inconvenient, but irrational. In other words, lack of freedom becomes an imperative of reason. Is that reasonable?

  • Professor Axel Siegemund, Lehr- und Forschungsgebiet für Grenzfragen von Theologie, Naturwissenschaft und Technik
  • Welf Schröter, Forum Soziale Technikgestaltung, DGB Baden-Württemberg