Dear friends and fellow researchers,
A new media age has begun: humans no longer only use machines; we also communicate with them. A few years ago Siri, Alexa & Co were entertaining imaginary people – now they are able to talk back. In our most recent #DigitalSociety lecture, Dirk Baecker, presumably Luhmann's most famous student, draws a more precise picture of what both human and artificial intelligence concretely mean in this context. The prospect of ever smarter machines also inspires our researchers to think about our future jobs, AI in business and its impact on human rights.
In this newsletter, we’ll once again be telling you about HIIG’s current activities, about upcoming events you shouldn’t miss and about our latest publications. We hope you enjoy reading it!
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