Charlemagne Prize supporting program: Jeschke meets Al-Ani

Within the framework of the awarding of the International Charlemagne Prize, awarded this year to the British historian Prof. Timothy Garton Ash for his scientific and journalistic works on the challenges of a global and connected world, Prof. Dr. Sabina Jeschke, Cybernetics Lab at the RWTH Aachen University, and Prof. Dr. Dr. Ayad Al-Ani, Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society (HIIG) at the TU Berlin, discussed current questions on "AI". Under the title "Quo vadis Artificial Intelligence?" the two professors presented their research findings in a 70-minute lecture. They presented alternating views on topics such as work and technology as well as learning and politics under the sign of the 4th Industrial Revolution. They then discussed their approaches with students from the interdisciplinary RWTH project Leonardo, students and employees of RWTH Aachen University as well as numerous citizens. In addition to the awardee Timothy Garton Ash, the framework program for the Karlspreis also illuminated the different facets of our region and at the same time set the tone for the European political debate: the digital revolution, the growing populism, the Brexit, the European reform debate and the transatlantic relationship. At the same time, it addressed economic and financial policy challenges. And it once again put the question which Europe we want to pass on to future generations up for discussion.

For more information, please contact Dr. Kathrin Schönefeld, Assistant to the Heads of Institutes.