What is robot ethics?

  • The engineered human - the human technology? Part II
  • Janina Loh
  • Lecture

The event will take place exclusively online in the free YouTube Livestream. Questions and contributions to the discussion can be submitted in the live chat of the event or in advance via email to info@dai-heidelberg.de.
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This talk will introduce the philosophical discipline of robot ethics through its three fields of work and the ethical questions that arise there. Among other things, we will consider the extent to which robots themselves can act morally, whether we should behave morally towards them in a specific way, and why the conception of humanity underlying our ethical thinking is problematic. Some areas of robotics will be examined in more detail, including an excursus on the topic of superintelligence.

Janina Loh, PhD, teaches and researches at the University of Vienna. She authored the first German introduction to posthumanism and transhumanism as well as an introduction to robot ethics (2019).

With follow-up discussion on “The Engineered Human – Human Technology?”

In the series Praktisch Philosophie?


Free online event

Admission is free.