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The competition for intelligence

"A housefly dwarfs any robot!" (Wolf Singer)

Artificial Intelligence research and development continues to advance, but does it live up to its name?
World-renowned neuroscientist Wolf Singer vehemently disputes this. Every thought and natural perception is the result of millions of wirings in the human brain. Artificial intelligences, however, lack the essential characteristics of natural neural networks. This means that they lack the ability to develop new ideas.
Together with Hannah Monyer, he explores the question in a dialogue: Can't artificial intelligence do much more than correlate, connect and select alternatives?

Prof. Wolf Singer is director emeritus of the Frankfurt Max Planck Institute for Brain Research and founding director of the Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies (FIAS), the Brain Imaging Center (BIC), the Ernst Strüngmann Forum and the Ernst Strüngmann Institute (ESI).

Prof. Hannah Monyer is medical director of clinical neurobiology at Heidelberg University Hospital.

In the context of the International Science Festival - Geist Heidelberg.

Since we cannot yet foresee, in accordance with the dynamic Corona restrictions, with which number of visitors we can experience the autumn, the Ticket numbers severely limited for the time being. We hope can increase the ticket contingent before the event inform you about this directly on our website and in our DAI Newsletter.

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Date: 10.12.2021

Time: 20:00


Artificial versus natural systems

Wolf Singer and Hannah Monyer

Event type:

Geist Heidelberg In dialogue

Prices plus fees
Regular 11,90 €
Reduced 9,90 €
Member 6,90 €