Category Archives: Emergent Systems Research Group

IEEE Global Initiative on Ethics of Autonomous and Intelligent Systems: Is there still a distinction between humans and robots?

The IEEE (“Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers” – the world’s largest professional association) launched years ago the Global Initiative on Ethics of Autonomous and Intelligent Systems. This initiative consists of several thematic committees comprising some hundred experts in the field, including…

Information Ethics Systems Approaches workshop 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, actuality…

Systems Theory course module focused on Information Ethics

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

Yagmur Denizhan at Xi’an Jiaotong University, China

In April 2017, Emergent Systems Group member Yagmur Denizhan, Professor at the Electrical and Electronics Engineering Department, Bogazici University, Turkey, was invited by the International Center for Philosophy of Information, School of Humanities and Social Sciences of the Xi’an Jiaotong University, to give…

Information in Evolutionary Systems, social media, and enhanced humans

The Emergent Systems, Information and Society Research Group organised three workshops at the “IS4SI Summit Gothenburg 2017”, the biannual conference of the „International Society for the Study of Information“ as that society was renamed in Gothenburg. The Summit was held…

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