01 November 2019


Future Intelligence – How smart is artificial?

Text: Fenja Graf

Design Center Baden-Württemberg, Stuttgart (DE)

8 November 2019



Artificial intelligence will inevitably become an integral part of our future, and this demands a response to new technological developments in the field of design.


Everything is becoming smart: Artificial intelligence, mostly in the form of small gadgets, is set to make our everyday lives easier and more efficient. Design has a significant role to play not only in terms of the devices and programmes themselves, but also as regards concepts for use, which are becoming increasingly important and raise further questions. With a view to being able to respond to future challenges, the Association of German Industrial Designers (VDID) is this year hosting a special conference “Future Intelligence – How smart is artificial?” at the Design Center Baden-Württemberg in Stuttgart. Keynote speakers such as sociologist and author Dr Armin Nassehi and philosopher Dr Catrin Misselhorn will open the conference, offering different perspectives on the relationship between AI, society and ethics.

Discussions and workshops on a variety of issues related to AI and its design will follow. The conference will focus primarily on the following questions: Should ethics be part of machine design? To what extent does AI design bear responsibility? What are the challenges and what requirements should design meet? The workshops will set up concrete future scenarios, such as the development of interactions between man and machine or services of the future and then use these as a basis for discussion.

The standard fee for attending the conference is 150 euros, VDID members pay 90 euros and students 50 euros.


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