They reply to our e-mails, finish our homework, support scientific research, and even write poems and plays if asked. The most recent chat bots, text-based dialogue systems like ChatGPT, already do certain things better and faster than human beings. Will one of humanity’s deepest fears now become reality as such programs threaten to make us redundant? Will they become even smarter than the smartest among us? These are the questions which Debating Europe will tackle this time around, featuring the following experts and artists.
Lisz Hirn – philosopher and writer
Peter Knees – Associate Professor of Informatics, TU Wien
Helga Nowotny – Professor em. of Social Studies of Science, former President of the European Research Council
Maya Pindeus – CEO, Co-Founder at Humanising Autonomy, London
Jörg Piringer – writer, artist, and computer scientist
Chaired by: Petra Stuiber – Der Standard
The discussion will be held in German.
Tickets and more information: Europa im Diskurs – Debating Europe | Burgtheater
Debating Europe – Europa im Diskurs
This series of public morning debates brings leading politicians, scientists and intellectuals on to the stage of Vienna’s Burgtheater to discuss topical issues of political and social relevance. This long-standing event is a collaborative production of the Institute for Human Sciences (IWM), Burgtheater, ERSTE Foundation and Austrian daily Der Standard.