nanoTalks: Microbiome

nanoTalks: Microbiome

Come and join us for the next round of nanoTalks, where we will get to know more about the huge microorganism's world and their impact on modern medicine.

Social Machines – how will robotics change interaction between humans?

Social Machines – how will robotics change interaction between humans?

Already today, some people prefer the company of a pet to that of a human. Due to improvement in social robotics, could the same happen with robots?

Science obliges

Science obliges

We want scientists to actively engage in societal discussions. The goal: Creating a science-friendly culture which embraces the potential of science and technology to solve societal problems. This talk gives an overview over our activities since our inception and lays out where we are headed.

Life Sciences Innovation Day 2018

Life Sciences Innovation Day 2018

The Life Sciences Innovation Day brings together leaders from academia and industry to discuss current challenges and develop new concepts for an ecosystem fostering open science and innovation. In this ecosystem of public-private partnerships, members from academia, industry and society connect, share perspectives, and directly collaborate on high-impact research and development of projects with defined outcomes tangible in the public sphere.

Brain doping, the way to go?

Brain doping, the way to go?

Reatching into the rabbit hole goes to the Kunsthalle (Escherwyssplatz)! As part of the brain weekend of the science festival «100 ways of thinking» we're travelling to a world where brain doping enhances our lifestyle. We will discuss the possibilities and limits of «smart drugs» and «happy pills».

Science & Politics in the Age of Social Media and Alternative Facts

Science & Politics in the Age of Social Media and Alternative Facts

A Discussion & Workshop with prof. Ron Herring, John S. Knight Chair of International Relations at Cornell University and Member of the Cornell Alliance for Science «Contentious Knowledge: Science and Myth in the Belief System of Populist Movements»

Pizza, Philosophy, and Science: Evidenz in der Medizin

Pizza, Philosophy, and Science: Evidenz in der Medizin

Pizza, Philosophy, and Science geht in die vierte Runde! Diesmal diskutieren wir mit Michaela Egli und Sven Streit das Forschungsgebiet der Philosophie der Medizin und der evidenzbasierten Medizin (EbM).

nanoTalks: Virtual Reality & Data Ownership

nanoTalks: Virtual Reality & Data Ownership

Come and join us for the next round of nanoTalks, where virtual reality will meet data ownership and we will hear more about virtual reality and its applications in psychology and the nonprofit cooperative MIDATA.

Was bedeutet es, digitalisiert zu sein?

Was bedeutet es, digitalisiert zu sein?

Begleite uns auf unserer 11. Reise durch das Kaninchenloch! Bist du dem weissen Kaninchen je zu seinem Bau gefolgt? Das ist deine Chance!

K.I. – Erkenntnis und Moral

K.I. – Erkenntnis und Moral

Was heisst es «Computer schlau zu machen»? Können wir eine Künstliche Intelligenz (K.I.) erzeugen? Ist der Begriff überhaupt zu definieren? Welche unhinterfragten Annahmen stecken hinter der technischen Sicht auf K.I.? Gibt es prinzipielle Unterscheidungen zwischen menschlicher und maschineller Intelligenz? Hat K.I. eine Moral? Diese und viele weitere Fragen bedürfen einer spannenden Diskussion in einer genauso spannenden Veranstaltungsreihe.