Farewell from Human Being
Purpose and perspectives of our existence in the age of artificial intelligence
The Alumni Network Germany-Korea, in cooperation with the Goethe-Institut Korea has organized on May 20, the 4th ADeKo Young Alumni Night (AJAN 2016).
Can robots feel? Do they have a soul? Are we allowed to “hurt” them - or what happens when people suffer damage through a robot? Who is responsible and can be held responsible if necessary? The jointly organized by the Goethe Institut and ADeKo symposium focuses on the topic robotics – from Intelligent Robotics, Nano-Robotics and Medical Robotics and the difference between natural and artificial intelligence.
As the most reputable computer experts met in the summer of 1956 at Dartmouth College, they had a very clear idea about what the future would hold for facilitation: equipment should assist the people, be some help to them. Meanwhile, this initially very positively felt scenario has significantly expanded - and has almost become a threat. The enormous amounts of data that are produced, cannot be tackled by the humans alone.
In addition to the infinite possibilities that are opening up, moral and ethical issues arise, especially when it comes to humanoid or athropomorphe robotics: Can robots feel? Do they have a soul? Are we allowed "hurt" them - or what happens when humans suffer damage through a robot? Who is responsible and can be held responsible if necessary?
The topic of robotics, as this jointly by the Goethe Insitut and ADeko (Alumni Network Germany-Korea) organized symposium was approached by Professor Klaus Mainzer (Munich) and Professor Jong-Oh Park of the Robot Research Initiative in Gwangju, whom last year was awarded the Fraunhofer Medal.
As a framework program for the symposium the Nabi Art Center presented a spotlight on the current state of robotics at the interface between art and technology. For this purpose, various robots and installations have been presented.