19. November, 20:00-21:15 Uhr, Druckereihalle
How can we conceptualize the cultural dimension of digital technologies? This talk proposes a “transcendental” perspective on artificial intelligence and robotics, which links technology use and development to a wider social and cultural whole and enables revealing and discussing the normative dimension of AI and other digital technologies.
Mark Coeckelbergh is Professor of Philosophy of Media and Technology at the Department of Philosophy, University of Vienna since 2015. From 2014 to 2019 he was also (part-time) Professor of Technology and Social Responsibility at the Centre for Computing and Social Responsibility, De Montfort University, UK. He is member of the High Level Expert Group on Artificial Intelligence for the European Commission, the Rat für Robotik, inaugurated by the Austrian Ministry for Transport, Innovation and Technology, the Advisory Council on Automated Mobility (Beirat Automatisierte Mobilität), as well as member of the Technical Expert Committee (TEC) for the Foundation for Responsible Robotics. His publications include Growing Moral Relations (2012), Environmental Skill (2015), Using Words and Things (2017), Moved by Machines (2019),Introduction to Philosophy of Technology (2019), AI Ethics (2020), Green Leviathan or the Poetics of Political Liberty (2021).