Tag: Wolfgang Hofkirchner

University Lecture on “Techno-eco-social Transformations”

Wolfgang Hofkirchner was invited to be part of the course SOLV XI (self-organised course no. 11) on the change of production and industrial relations in the course of the digital revolution at the Department of Economics (Volkswirtschaft) of the Vienna University

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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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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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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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May 30th 2017. Book Launch! Social Morphogenesis: Five Years of Inquiring Into Social Change

We are pleased to announce the presentation of the Springer book series “Social Morphogenesis” on May 30th 2017 at the the British Library in London. The Centre for Social Ontology (CSO) carried out five workshops of experts from different fields

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Imaginaries of Cyber Futures on the testbed of Information Ethics

Tomáš Sigmund from the University of Economics Prague and Wolfgang Hofkirchner hold together a course module at the Vienna University of Technology. The module on Designing technosocial systems focuses in the summer semester 2017 besides systems approaches and systemic approaches to information,

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Information from Physics to Social Science

Members of the Emergent systems, information and society Research Group have, among others, contributed to a special issue of the European Physical Journal Special Topics on “Information in Physics and Beyond”. Information as basic phenomenon in our world needs a

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Humanism under attack

In the framework of cooperation of the Bertalanffy Center with the Centre of Social Ontology, one research project was finalised (Social Morphogenesis – the proofs of the 5th volume are currently verified) and a new one was commenced.  During the first week of January, the

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