Colloqium #9

March 2019

source: presentation below source: presentation below
source: presentation below


3 Lectures on Ai technologies and philosophical and social implications

1 On artificial intelligence and the technologies that supposedly amount to it. Speaker: Auris-E. Lipinski

2 Using evolutionary algorithms for neural network generation. Speaker: Kristina Georgieva

3 Mor(e)on: Why AI seems to be indicating a need for Magic in Society. Speaker: Alexander Mankowsky

The discussion will be led by two questions:

  • What can intelligence refer to, in terms of technology?

  • Is this equivalent to what many people in society seem to think and hope about the existing attempts on AI?


Kristina Georgieva: Data scientist, software engineer, poet, writer

source: ael
source: ael

Auris–E. Lipinski: Auris-E. Lipinski is a studied philosophy teacher with experience in the tech industry, providing one-on-one lessons and tech-communications for companies and entrepeneurs, as well as language trainings and simultanoues translations. While studying Philosophy & English at Humboldt University, Berlin, she became a scientific assistant at VIOM GmbH. She founded PhenCoCo in the aftermath of university seminars like “Konstruktion und Phänomenologie der Wahrnehmung”, Phänomenologie und Kognition" (M. Thiering) and “Computation und Geist” (J. Bach). She has been involved in different research and development projects, guiding her academic interests towards way finding and cognitive preconditions for navigation, both computational and phenomenological. This includes working on spacial concepts found in philosophy, psychology and robotics, subsuming Gestalt theory, embodiment theories, language/ concept importance, association and intuition. Her personal interests lie a.o. in current issues in philosophy, technology, and science, specifically navigation, optimisation, and telematics.


Alexander Mankowsky: Futurist Mercedes Benz AG & FU, Future Studies & Ideation as a working field requires explanation: Future Studies normally results in reports made from scenarios about possible futures. Most often these futures are slightly dystopian or alarmist. These reports then are thrown at business and government, with the request on ‘do something about it’, which is the reason for the alarmist undertone. Personally I find this procedure boring and unsatisfying, even irresponsible. To make more about it, I added the ‘& Ideation’, to show that after the insight in possible futures, the product should be a concept, developed together with creative people from many professions. Take some risk; get your hands dirty, that’s where the fun part begins. (Quelle:LinkedIn)



Anna Strasser: After postdoctoral positions as scientific researcher and coordinator in Freiburg (Center for Cognitive Science) (2004-07) & Berlin (Berlin School of Mind and Brain) (2009-16) and a visiting fellowship at the Center for Cognitive Studies at Tufts University, USA with Daniel Dennett (2018) I founded the DenkWerkstatt Berlin and work now as an independent, freelance philosopher in Berlin. Since autumn 2020 I am an associate researcher of the Cognition, Values, Behaviour (CVBE) research group at LMU-Munich. From March to June 2023, I was a Visiting Fellow with Eric Schwitzgebel at UC Riverside. (Source:

Material on Anna Strasser

Colloqium Material