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Andreas Sentker, panellists Prof. Martin Grötschel, Prof. Verena V. Hafner, Prof. Michael Pauen, Matthias Spielkamp and Uli Blumenthal (LTR), photo: Finja NissenMichael Pauen, photo: Finja NissenVerena V. Hafner, photo: Finja Nissenphoto: Finja NissenModerator Andreas Sentker, photo: Finja NissenMatthias Spielkamp, Martin Grötschel and moderator Ulrich Blumenthal, photo: Finja Nissenphoto: Finja NissenThe discussion took place in the Leibniz-Saal of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Science and Humanities, photo: Finja Nissen
Andreas Sentker, panellists Prof. Martin Grötschel, Prof. Verena V. Hafner, Prof. Michael Pauen, Matthias Spielkamp and Uli Blumenthal (LTR), photo: Finja Nissen
Michael Pauen, photo: Finja Nissen
Verena V. Hafner, photo: Finja Nissen
photo: Finja Nissen
Moderator Andreas Sentker, photo: Finja Nissen
Matthias Spielkamp, Martin Grötschel and moderator Ulrich Blumenthal, photo: Finja Nissen
photo: Finja Nissen
The discussion took place in the Leibniz-Saal of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Science and Humanities, photo: Finja Nissen

The ZEIT Science Forum is a series of discussion events held since 2001 which aims to submit controversial contemporary issues to critical scrutiny. The forum takes place at the Leibnizsaal of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Science.

The Topic: „Man and Maschine - The Power of Algorithms"

They dig in our data. They control machines. They recommend products. They make opinions. They do our work. Algorithms are everywhere. Algorithms are the rules in the brain of industrial robots. Algorithms take over the control of our cars. Algorithms sell us books or election programs. Algorithms search for us a partner. The combination of big data, endless memory space, steadily growing computer performance and growing artificial intelligence allows algorithms to penetrate more and more areas of our life. When are they helpful? When will they become a threat? And who sets limits?Who knows what an algorithm is and how it works and foremost where are its limits? How can we countersteer the power of algorithms?

The Podium

  • Prof. Martin Grötschel, president of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Science and Humanities
  • Prof. Verena V. Hafner, professor for adaptive systems at the Institute for Computer Science, Humboldt-University Berlin
  • Prof. Michael Pauen, Institute of Philosophy, School of Mind and Brain, Humboldt-University of Berlin
  • Matthias Spielkamp, co-Founder and editor of iRights.info, co-founder of AlgorithmWatch

Discussion Leader

  • Ulrich Blumenthal, editor "Forschung aktuell", Deutschlandfunk
  • Andreas Sentker, editor of the science department, DIE ZEIT

Former Topics of the ZEIT Science Forum

  • The Art of Renunciation
  • „Anywhere – Nowhere“ Excellence Initiative: Where is the journey taking us?
  • Miracle Plant, Designer Babies: The Rebirth of Genetic Engineering - unmatched precise, unmatched secure?
  • Strength evolves out of crisis
  • BIG-DATA: The end of our autonomy and privacy?
  • What can dreams tell about us?
  • Can wars be prevented?
  • When am I really myself?
  • If we have to die...
  • What does our vote mean for the future of German Science?
  • Where are the people?
  • Is this still science?
  • Is this normal? Who defines mental illness?
  • The Art of Self-Deception
  • Desire for happiness - scales for a successful living
  • Justice in the financial crisis - what is fair-minded today?
  • What are we going to eat tomorrow?
  • Per genetic testing to the planned child: Does pregnancy with reservations become usual?

Information

15 December 2016
7 pm
Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Science and Humanities
Markgrafenstraße 38, 10117 Berlin

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