"Self-Conscious AI" – our podcast to the project

Can artificial intelligence develop consciousness? How could this work at all, and what would it mean for us? 12 episodes, 12 discussions with experts and a joint final round.

The discussions in our science podcast have been conducted with the following specialist experts: Andreas Bischof, Antonio Chella, Andreas Eschbach. Thomas Fuchs, Christof Koch, Janina Loh, Thomas Metzinger, Ralf Otte, Frauke Rostalski, Junichi Takeno, Christian Vater and Joachim Weinhardt.

We received great support within the episodes from ambitious questioners: Urs Andelfinger, Jascha Bareis, Gerard Blommestijn, Murad Futehally, Armin Grunwald, Jennifer Heier, Hyeongjoo Kim, Jürgen Manner, Michael Mörike, Munish Sharma and Hinrich Thölken.

Other sources to listen to the podcast episodes:

#02 Robots get a Human Aura. In Conversation with Andreas Bischof. (German)

Dr. Andreas Bischof, University of Chemnitz, thinks technical and social sciences together. He explains how the fine interplay between man and technology works and how mutual "understanding" can be made possible. His current book "Soziale Maschinen bauen" (Building Social Machines) has been published by transcript Verlag.

Questioner in this episode: Prof. Dr. Munish Sharma,
MIT Maharastra Institute of Technology, Aurangabad, India

Author: Karsten Wendland
Assistant Editor: Tobias Windmüller
Voice Actor: Konstantin Kleefoot
Production: Johanna Müller

Licence: CC-BY, DOI: https://doi.org/10.5445/IR/1000123896

Quotation from the greeting for reading:
"If the reconstruction of the developmental practice of interactive technology is to become a method for that very practice, it must engage and compromise with the intricacies and complexities of developing technology for everyday social worlds. (Andreas Bishop)

References mentioned in the podcast:

Andreas Bischof: Building social machines. Epistemic practices of social robotics, transcript Verlag 2017. https://www.transcript-verlag.de/978-3-8376-3881-3/soziale-maschinen-bauen/

"ReThiCare." Interdisciplinary research project on the challenges and opportunities of technical assistance systems in the care context. http://www.rethicare.info/

Sherry Turkle: Alone Together. Why We Expect More from Technology and Less From Each Other, Basic Books 2011. https://www.basicbooks.com/titles/sherry-turkle/alone-together/9780465093663/

Homepage of Andreas Bischof: https://andreasbischof.net/


#01 No Life, no Consciousness. In Conversation with Thomas Fuchs. (German)

Consciousness in the computer is a simulation, says Prof. Dr. Dr. Thomas Fuchs, holder of the Karl-Jaspers Professorship for Philosophical Foundations of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy at the University of Heidelberg, in the first episode of our podcast Self-Conscious AI (Selbstbewusste KI). His current book "Verteidigung des Menschen" (Defense of Man) was recently published by suhrkamp. 

Questioner in this episode: Murad Futehally, Mumbai/Ettlingen

Author: Karsten Wendland
Assistant Editor: Tobias Windmüller
Production: Konstantin Kleefoot

License: CC-BY, DIO: http://doi.org/10.5445/IR/1000123619


Trailer for our podcast series Selbstbewusste KI.
Foretaste and outlook.
Production: Matthias Gerz / Tobias Windmüller
DOI: http://doi.org/10.5445/IR/1000122828