AI and Us – what artificial intelligence means for our lives

In the ten-part podcast “AI and Us”, AI experts from the Humboldt Network talk about their research field and answer the most important questions on artificial intelligence.


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Artificial intelligence is a future technology that is fundamentally changing our daily lives and our societies. Together with AI journalist Thomas Reintjes, the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation conceived the ten-part podcast “AI and Us – what artificial intelligence means for our lives.” AI experts from the Foundation’s network talk about their research field. What can AI already do and how will it benefit us in the future? What risks does it entail, and what are the legal, ethical and social issues AI research has to address? Listen to “AI and Us” whereever there are podcasts or here, directly, on this page.

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Our thanks are due to the science journalist and author Thomas Reintjes, and to the experts:

Christian Becker-Asano

Humboldt alumnus Christian Becker-Asano, Professor of Artificial Intelligence and Human-Machine Interaction at Hochschule der Medien in Stuttgart

Porträt Martin Butz

Martin Butz, former Alexander von Humboldt Foundation Feodor Lynen Fellow and Professor of Computer Science & Psychology and Cognitive Systems at the University of Tübingen

Milica Gašić, Sofja Kovalevskaja Award winner and Professor of Dialog Systems and Machine Learning at Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf

Tobias Matzner

Tobias Matzner, Professor of Media, Algorithms and Society in the Department of Media Studies at Paderborn University; former Humboldt Foundation Feodor Lynen Fellow

Daniel Rückert, Alexander von Humboldt Professor, Professor of Artificial Intelligence in Healthcare and Medicine at TUM Munich

Aimee van Wynsberghe, Alexander von Humboldt Professor of Applied Ethics of Artificial Intelligence at the University of Bonn

In the context of the Federal Government’s national AI strategy, up to 2024, the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation can fill up to 30 Alexander von Humboldt Professorships for Artificial Intelligence. These chairs help to thoroughly explore and utilise the opportunities AI holds for our future. They also serve to reinforce Germany as an internationally attractive and influential location in this important area.