Digital Salon
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Florian Rötzer in conversation with Catrin Misselhorn
Fri, May 28, 2021 6 pm CEST, Talk
Language: German

Emotional artificial intelligence is considered a key technology of the future. Artificial systems are supposed to be compassionate and trigger empathy in us. But how do artificial systems recognize and process human emotions? Can they feel real emotions and empathy? Does the development of pain-sensitive robots in biorobotics lead to the dissolution of the boundary towards biological organisms? Do we also have moral obligations to robots that stir our compassion?

Guest in the Digital Salon is Prof. Dr. Catrin Misselhorn, who teaches philosophy at the Georg-August University of Göttingen. She is currently researching philosophical problems of artificial intelligence, robot and machine ethics, integrative philosophy of science, art and technology, ethical evaluation of technologies (ELSI) and empathy in ethical, aesthetic and technical contexts. The conversation will focus on how humans interact with intelligent and autonomous systems and how they interact with humans. Catrin Misselhorn most recently published the book »Künstliche Intelligenz und Empathie. Vom Leben mit Emotionserkennung, Sexroboter & Co«. There she discusses the ethical and technical aspects using vivid examples from practice and gives an overview of new trends in emotional artificial intelligence, social robotics and biorobotics.

The event will be held in German.

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ZKM | Center for Art and Media Karlsruhe