Sybille Krämer

Sybille Krämer © Sybille Krämer Sybille Krämer is a philosopher who lives in Berlin. Prior to her retirement she was a professor of philosophy at the Freie Universität Berlin and she is currently a visiting professor at the Leuphana University of Lüneburg. The University of Linköping/Sweden awarded her an honorary doctorate (Dr. h.c.). She studies language, writing and images and what these media practices mean for the development of our cognitive capacity. She is currently researching digitalism, digital humanities and artificial intelligence.


My favourite AI in culture project at the moment is…When art produced by algorithms shows that art is not simply creation, but based on social recognition (e.g. Edmond de Belamie,2018, artist collective Obvious). There is no intrinsic definition of 'art'.

By 2030 I would like to have an AI app which…that showcases failed apps.   

My worst AI nightmare is…We do not have machine intelligence to fear, but human stupidity/unreason.

The future of AI needs…The future of AI is to recognize that the relationship between humans and technology is not based on replacement, but on mutual assistance.

Sybille Krämer's contribution: Digitalism as a cultural technique: From alphanumerics to AI