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Human or machine?

Friday, 03 January 2020, Forschen

The ethicist and theologian Thomas Gremsl deals with these question in his research

Modern technologies are creating all sorts of new possibilities – and presenting us with new decisions to take. As a bridgebuilding discipline, ethics mediates between the analogue and digital worlds and provides a sense of orientation. The human being – by which we mean all people – must remain the focus of our considerations and actions. Otherwise we run the risk of pursuing progress only for the sake of progress, and ending up becoming a sorcerer’s apprentice who no longer determines, but is controlled.

Technological opportunities such as automated data processing and artificial intelligence are in­creasingly being used to get a quick and reliable overview of a situation. But are the seemingly objectified decisions that machines take really fair? To what extent should the error­prone factor of human beings be taken into account? The ethicist and theologian Thomas Gremsl deals with these questions in his research.

"Human or machine?" Sedcard Thomas Gremsl

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