Author: Wolfgang Hofkirchner

Is there still a distinction between a Human and a Robot?

The IEEE (“Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers” – the world’s largest professional association) recently published Version 2 of Ethically Aligned Design: A Vision for Prioritizing Human Well-being with Autonomous and Intelligent Systems (A/IS), produced by the IEEE Global Initiative on

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The Anthropocene and Climate Change: An Existential Crisis

BCSSS Fellow, Robert K. Logan, Prof. Emeritus of Physics at the University of Toronto, just completed an article in which he discusses the fine structure of the advent of the anthropocene according to lead technologies. Climate change is, in his opinion,

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Business Process Management meets Common Good Economy

The BCSSS research group “Emergent systems, information and society” invites to join the following Workshop at the S-BPM ONE 2018, the 10th International Conference on Subject-Oriented Business Process Management on April 5-6, 2018 at the Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria: Towards Common

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Vienna 2017 | Workshop | Systems Approaches to Information Ethics III

The third meeting of the project “Systems Approaches to Information Ethics” was held in Vienna 13-17 November 2017. The topics included: foundational questions of systems approaches (evolutionary theory, emergentist systemism and normativity; information in the context of Being and non-being,

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A talk at BCSSS! PhD student Cristina Voinea on “Designing for Conviviality”

“Designing for Conviviality” Talk by Cristina Voinea, PhD Candidate at the University of Bucharest, Department of Philosophy Wednesday, 15 November 10:15 am BCSSS – Bertalanffy Center for the Study of Systems Science Paulanergasse 13/5 1040 Vienna If you are interested

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Klaus Kornwachs 70 years old: an “interim report”

Klaus Kornwachs (photo: Leonhard Kornwachs) Ulm University celebrated the 70th birthday of Klaus Kornwachs, system theorist and philosopher of technology, member of our Scientific Council. The Humboldt-Studienzentrum für Philosophie und Geisteswissenschaften, part of the School of Humanities, convened on October

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Rational and irrational discourses in the age of digitalisation

The BCSSS Research Group “Emergent Systems, Information and Society” held a meeting to discuss how populism is reinforced, and how it could be fought, by the use of social media. (Photo: Ralph-Miklas Dobler) In the aftermath of a meeting at the BCSSS

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Robert K. Logan to start a BCSSS Project on the Origins of Systems Thinking

Marshall McLuhan expert and evolutionary systemist, Robert K. Logan, Fellow of the BCSSS and member of the “Emergent Systems Group”, made a stop-over in Vienna (August 21/22, 2017). From the left: Wolfgang Hofkirchner, Bob Logan, Annette Grathoff (photo: Hofkirchner) It

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