Philipp Lachenmann: DELPHI Rationale


In the Case of Side Effects, Please Consult Your Algorithm

01.08.2017, Berlin | Will we lead longer and better lives as a result of personalized pills and nanorobotics? How will artificial intelligence influence the medicine of the future? And where to put all the data and information? These and other questions will be addressed by a Digital Salon entitled “In the Case of Side Effects, Please Consult Your Algorithm,” which will be held at the Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society on August 30, at 7 p.m.

Digitaler Salon_HIIG

As part of a monthly discussion series the “Digital Salon,” the invited guests grapple with questions of our digitally connected world. They look at Internet phenomena, discuss the pros and cons of technological changes, and provide food for thought. The Digital Salon is a collaboration of the Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society (HIIG) and Kooperative Berlin.

With the support of the Ernst Schering Foundation, the HIIG organizes a total of four special programs on the topic of “Human Health in the Digital Age.” Digitization affects every area of life, including health: personalized medicine through genetic testing, customized medical prostheses from the 3D printer, and nursing robots are only three examples. The HIIG’s Digital Salon aims to discuss and critically evaluate these developments and their ethical and social implications.

Digital Salon: In the Case of Side Effects, Please Consult Your Algorithm

August 30, 2017, 19 Uhr, doors open at 6:30 p.m.

Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society
Französische Str. 9 | 10117 Berlin

Entrance free | No registration necessary

Wolfgang Schulz, Hans-Bredow-Institute and HIIG
Maximilian Waschka, FUSE-AI
Mirjam Jenny, Harding Center for Risk Literacy

Digital: #DigSal • livestream via
Video: The program can later be viewed on the YouTube channel of the HIIG.

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Photos: Digital Salon | 1 (c) HIIG | 2 (c) Mathias Völzke

Digitaler Salon_Mathias Voelzke


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