Entering a New Era. Machines are getting smarter and smarter. Algorithms are calculating the world for us and making decisions based on mathematical models. But how will the profound new technological developments of artificial intelligence affect our social interactions? How can we preserve our humanity in the process of digitisation?
“AI & I” is our initiative to talk about artificial intelligence. Here you can read interviews, essay, and inspirational articles about the latest developments of the technology that will change our lives.
„It’s much easier to fight climate change than to prepare Mars for human colonisation”
The future of humanity depends on the future of science: At the Vodafone Institute Lord Martin Rees urges us to finally truly understand technology.
Lord Martin Rees to appear in our AI&I talk
22 November 2018 at the Vodafone Institute Berlin: In part three of our interview series Martin Rees and Alexander Görlach will discuss the symbiosis between man and machine.
“Basically, we’re already digital primates today”
How will humans and technology shape each other? Under this lead question Prof. Alexander Görlach and Prof. Sir Nigel Shadbolt discussed the future of human and machine.
AI and Anthropology: How technology shapes us and we shape technology
September 27th 2018: In the second event of the dialogue series, Sir Nigel Shadbolt and Alexander Görlach will talk about the interplay between human and technology.
Germany’s Prospects in AI
Is Germany losing ground in the increasingly strategic field of Artificial Intelligence? An overview of the country’s scientific, economic and political efforts.
“One answer might be computer games”
Artificial intelligence will more and more replace human beings in many areas, as it is already superior to them, writes bestselling author Yuval Noah Harari.
Europe’s efforts to catch up on China and US
The European Commission wants to transform Europe into a single digital market and declares its wish for a European approach to artificial intelligence.
“Artificial Intelligence is already making decisions for us”
With "AI and Philosophy" the new series of the Vodafone Institute on the influence of artificial intelligence on society was launched. On the podium: Luciano Floridi, Nuria Oliver, Alexander Görlach and Hannes Ametsreiter.
AI & Philosophy – The Big Picture
The Vodafone Institute launches the new dialogue series “AI&I”. With renowned scientists and digital thought leaders like Luciano Floridi, Nuria Oliver, and Alexander Görlach.
“We cannot allow ourselves to think in an utopian way.”
For the philosopher Luciano Floridi, it is crucial to understand what we want to use new technologies for – experts still do not ask enough ethical questions about AI.
“We might want to rediscover our social roots”
Pascal Finette, Singularity University: to adjust democracy to the new, fast-moving reality of today, politicians should move quickly towards creating societal frameworks.
“A key question is whether robots can handle ambiguity”
What would happen if the wealth created by robots and artificial intelligence just rested with a few superrich people in Silicon Valley? And why wealth redistribution should be our future goal.
The global race for AI dominance
As the influence of AI grows ubiquitous, competition between countries for leadership in the field is increasing, prompting some observers to talk of a new “space race”.
“Work saves us from boredom, vice and need”
Work is a huge part of our identity, MIT’s Andrew McAfee says. We therefore have to, sooner rather than later, discuss what defines us in a world with significantly less to do.
Five things that demonstrate that AI and human collaboration is the future
Artificial Intelligence already outperforms humans in certain fields - here are five examples of why humans and machines are best when working as a team.
“We will seamlessly cooperate with machines”
Between humans and machines there will be peaceful cohabitation, argues computer scientist Nuria Oliver. There are things machines are better at than humans, and vice versa.
5 things humans can still do better than machines
While AI may be on the rise, there are still several fields in which machines are no match for their human competitors – here are five examples.
“Some machines are people in the philosophical sense”
As a philosopher of time, Australian thinker Huw Price argues for a pause: we need to understand better what our human intelligence is, before we engage in much chatter about artificial intelligence.
5 things machines can already do better than humans
Artificial Intelligence is having a dramatic impact on a wide variety of professional fields: we took a look at some of the most impressive cases from the past months.
“Machines can do some things better than we can”
Heralded as “a father of the internet” Vinton G. Cerf has truly championed his discipline. Now he reveals his exciting vision for Artificial Intelligence and how to tackle the societal implications of machine learning.