Paul Rainey

  • Symbiosis between humans and AI
  • Geist Heidelberg, Lecture

Artificial intelligence (AI) is already a big part of our daily lives. Smartphones, autonomous driving or body implants, there is technical support for almost every area of life. Will humans and AI form more and more symbiotic entities in the future? This is the question that evolutionary biologist Paul Rainey has been grappling with. In the lecture, he shows how the coexistence of humans and AI can lead to an expanded mindset and more efficient progress, but he also warns of the possibility of malicious application. He makes a case for society to address the future implications that a symbiotic relationship between humans and AI may have.

Prof. Dr. Paul Rainey is director of the Department of Microbial Population Biology at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology in Plön, Germany. The highly respected scientist is one of the world’s most prominent representatives of experimental evolutionary biology.

Language: English

In the framework of the International Science Festival – Geist Heidelberg

Foto: Jane Ussher / Massey University (CC BY 4.0)

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