Wolf Singer and Hannah Monyer

  • The competition for intelligence
  • Artificial and natural systems
  • Geist Heidelberg, In dialogue

“A housefly outshines 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. However, artificial intelligences lack the essential characteristics of natural neuronal networks. As a result, they lack the ability to develop new ideas.
Together with Hannah Monyer, he explores the question in a dialog: Can’t artificial intelligence do much more than correlate, link and select alternatives?

Prof. Dr. Wolf Singer is director emeritus of the Max Planck Institute for Brain Research in Frankfurt as well as founding director of the Frankfurt Institute for Advanced Studies, the Brain Imaging Center, the Ernst Strüngmann Science Forum and the Ernst Strüngmann Institute, also in Frankfurt.
Prof. Dr. Hannah Monyer is medical director of the Department of Clinical Neurobiology at Heidelberg University Hospital. In 2004, she was honored with the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize.

As part of the International Science Festival – Geist Heidelberg

Fotos: Hentschel

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