FakTisch: Philosophie in der Wissenschaft

FakTisch: Philosophie in der Wissenschaft

Ist Philosophie eine Wissenschaft? Vielleicht gar die «Basis» einer jeden Wissenschaft? Oder doch eher Schöngeisterei und wirklichkeitsfernes Gerede? Komm und diskutiere mit am kommenden FakTisch!

Denkfest 2017

Denkfest 2017

Vom 2. bis 5. November findet im Volkshaus Zürich das Denkfest 2017 statt! Im Lichte des diesjährigen Reformationsjubiläums heisst das Motto "Reformation des Denkens": Was hat uns die Reformation in dieser Hinsicht beschert - und was wird ihre Rolle in der Zukunft sein?

A.I. Connecting the Dots - Superintelligence

A.I. Connecting the Dots - Superintelligence

What is the long-term perspective of A.I.? Should we create machines that outsmart us? The debate oscillates between dystopian terminator and utopian end-of-history scenarios. Is there a scientific way to find an answer?

Prediction markets

Prediction markets

How are prediction markets used today and where are they going in the future? A special lecture by Robin Hanson.

nanoTalks - Explaining 2017's Nobel Prizes

nanoTalks - Explaining 2017's Nobel Prizes

This year's nobel prizes in Physics and Medicine have been awarded for gravitational waves and the machinery of the circadian rhythms. But what is this really all about? Why were these discoveries so massively influential in their fields? Join us for the nanoTalks and find out!

Rückblick: Genetik im Alltag - Top oder Flop?

Rückblick: Genetik im Alltag - Top oder Flop?

Die Genetik hat längst das Labor verlassen und sich in unserem Alltag breit gemacht: Ob als Essen auf unserem Teller, in den Medikamenten zur Krankheitstherapie oder in Form von Gentests im Internet. Was ist davon zu halten?

What if Free Will is an Illusion?

What if Free Will is an Illusion?

According to our best present understanding of nature, everything in our universe is governed by fundamantal, impersonal laws which don’t leave any room for a notion of free will. When is society ready to abandon the concept of Free Will?

How will AI shape society?

How will AI shape society?

Industrial and academic leaders from our AI exhibit will give you an exclusive insight into their work.

Review: The State of Artificial Intelligence in a Nutshell

Review: The State of Artificial Intelligence in a Nutshell

On Thursday evening the 28th of September a former neuroscience graduate returned to the lecture halls of ETH Zurich. Pascal Kaufmann, now founder of Starmind International AG, gave a keynote speech about artificial intelligence in connection with the "A.I.: Connecting the Dots" event.

Reatching into the Rabbithole: Rethinking money

Reatching into the Rabbithole: Rethinking money

Our financial system is unstable and the financial bubble prone to collapse. It’s high time to rethink the system and find alternatives. Join us on our sixth journey through the rabbit hole!