Wolfgang Hofkirchner archives

Digital Humanism: A Philosophy for 21st Century Digital Society

A new book by Christian Fuchs, now Paderborn University, Germany. The publisher, Emerald, announces: Our contemporary global digital society is not always a good place to live. Authoritarianism, hatred, false news, post-truth culture, the COVID-19 anti-vaccination movement, COVID-19 conspiracy theories,…

Critique of public discourse and the meaning of life in the universe

These two topics were dealt with at the regular autumn meeting of the Institut für Design Science München in Wittenberg. This fifth meeting took place from 9 to 11 September 2022. Though, at a first glance, these topics (see programme)…

AI between high expectations and incalculable risks

The latest FIfF Kommunikation is out. The journal of the German Forum Computer Professionals for Peace and Social Responsibility (FIfF) is another time devoted to Artificial Intelligence. GSIS Emergent Systems Group co-head Hans-Jörg Kreowski contributed one article on a livable…

Together for peace, environment and climate protection – abolish nuclear weapons

Under this title, some 160 people gathered on 19 June 2022 in Vienna for a peace conference that was convoked to accompany the TPNW (Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons) activities at the UN (see the announcement here). Spiritus…

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