Digital Emotions

Katharina Gsöllpointner in Conversation with Robert Trappl & Adam Miklosi (I), Eva Hudlicka & Helmut Leder (II) about Robotics and Artificial Intelligence

Talk Series in English from 2018

Robotics and Artificial Intelligence (AI) currently are experiencing a powerful renaissance of scientific and public attention. We believe that the advance of these technologies will have an enormous impact on our ways of living, working, learning, communicating, travelling, caressing, curing, and even dying.

However, there still remain two big issues to be solved in order to allow for a fruitful human–machine–interaction: In order to become trustworthy to humans, how can machines develop emotional behavior, and how do they have to look like?

In the lecture series four international experts from AI, robotics, and biology discuss the state of the art in their respective research fields.

Idea, concept & moderation: Katharina Gsöllpointner

Dr. Katharina Gsöllpointner is a media and art theoretician with a habilitiation in media studies. Her focus is on the crossover of media aesthetics, digital technologies, and the cybernetics of art, and she has a passion for inter-, trans- and crossdisciplinarity. Beside working as a university lecturer and researcher at the Department Digital Art at the University of Applied Arts Vienna, since 2017 she also is a staff member of the Department Cross-Disciplinary Strategies where she teaches Artistic Strategies from a cross-disciplinary perspective.