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Talk: "Who serves whom? Prerequisites for human-machine cooperations" by Prof. Dr. Claudia Müller-Birn at University of St. Gallen (Nov 25, 2020)

News from Oct 29, 2020

November 25th, 6 pm c.t., Prof. Dr. Claudia Müller-Birn will give the talk: "Who serves whom? Prerequisites for human-machine cooperations"  at the University of St. Gallen as part of the lecture series: "New human-machine relationships: Who or what decides?".

Head: Prof. Dr. Tanja Schneider, Associate Professor for Technology Studies, University of St. Gallen and
Prof. Dr. Simon Mayer
, Full Professor for Interaction- and Communication-based Systems, University of St. Gallen

Whether digitalization, robotics or the Internet of Things: Current technical developments are increasingly changing the way we work and live and are leading to new decision-making processes. This development can be observed, for example, in industrial production, where loosely coupled flexible manufacturing systems are increasingly being used, some of which make autonomous decisions. But also in private life we are experiencing a trend towards partially autonomous systems: Ubiquitous recommendation engines at Amazon or Netflix are becoming more and more sophisticated and serve consumers "personally" (!) interesting products or movies. The home and the workplace are also becoming increasingly "smarter", thanks to various networked devices that (should) automatically optimize our environment - e.g. with regard to air conditioning and energy consumption.
Against the background of these developments and increasing public debate and criticism, the organizers of the lecture series "Human-Machine Relations" invite a number of experts from different disciplines, each of whom will shed light on how decision-making processes in a variety of areas such as work, leisure and education are changing or could change from their disciplinary perspective and current research. The organizers take on the role of transporting questions and concerns of the lecturers and the audience from one lecture to the next, as a baton-bearer, in an attempt to initiate and further develop an interdisciplinary dialogue.

The talk will be held in german.

Room: HSG 09-114, University of St. Gallen

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