Category Archives: Miscellanea

“Technology is for people and not the other way round”*. GSIS supports the Vienna Manifesto on Digital Humanism

The Institute for a Global Sustainable Information Society signed the Vienna Manifesto on Digital Humanism (see screen shot of the website banner above). Hannes Werthner, Dean of the Faculty of Informatics at the Vienna University of Technology (TU Wien), convened…

Twenty questions about a Unified Theory of Information to be published in Korean

Joon Kim, Professor at Seoul National University (SNU) (see photo left), and his wife Haeok Lee, psychologist (see photo right), met with Wolfgang Hofkirchner in Vienna on 8 April 2019. Kim and Lee translated Hofkirchner’s book Twenty questions about a…

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…

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