Thinking Machines: The History, Present and Future of Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is one of the key topics of contemporary academic and public discourse. While there are various research endeavours dedicated to and the ethical, social and political  aspects of AI, what still seems to be missing from the picture is an integrated humanities perspective. This series of workshops and public lectures with international experts is a step towards such an integrated perspective. The series will be jointly hosted by the Digital Media Lab, Munich Center for Technology in Society (MCTS), Technical University of Munich (TUM) and the Research Institute for the History of Science and Technology, Deutsches Museum (DM), in collaboration with the International Center for Formal Ontology, Warsaw University of Technology (PW). The events will be hosted at DM and TUM in alternating fashion.

Confirmed speakers include:

  • Stephanie A. Dick
  • Pamela McCorduck
  • Shannon Vallor
  • Wolfgang Bibel
  • Adrian McKenzie
  • Vincent Müller
  • Virginia Dignum
  • Kristian Kersting


PD Dr. Hajo Greif

Project leader(s):
PD Dr. Jan-Hendrik Passoth, PD Dr. Hajo Greif, PD Dr. Rudolf Seising


Project type:
Third-party funded Project

Funding institution:
Bayerische Forschungsallianz