TU Wien Informatics

Online Lecture Series on Digital Humanism

  • By Claudia Vitt (edt.)
  • 2020-06-09
  • Public Lecture
  • News
  • Social Responsibility

Following workshops and the Vienna Manifesto on Digital Humanism, we invite you to our online DIGHUM lectures, where we discuss different aspects of this topic.

  • This event takes place online.
    See description for details.

Digital humanism deals with the complex relationship between man and machine. It acknowledges the potential of Informatics and IT. At the same time, it points to related apparent threats such as privacy violations, ethical concerns with AI, automation, and loss of jobs, and the ongoing monopolization on the Web. The Corona crisis has shown these two faces of the accelerated digitalization—we are in a crucial moment in time.

DIGHUM Lectures

For this reason, we start a new initiative—DIGHUM lectures—with regular online events to discuss the different aspects of Digital Humanism. We will have a speaker on a specific topic (30 minutes) followed by a discussion of 30 minutes every second Tuesday of each month at 5:00 PM CEST. This crisis does seriously affect our mobility, but it also offers the possibility to participate in events from all over the world - let’s take this chance to meet virtually.

June 9, 2020

5:00 - 6:00 PM (17:00) CEST Moshe Vardi from Rice University, USA, on Lessons for Digital Humanism from Covid-19.

To participate click here (Password: 0dzqxqiy).

All talks will be streamed and recorded on our DIGHUM channel. For announcements and slides see our website.