851-0101-85L  Images of the Artificial

SemesterAutumn Semester 2019
LecturersM. Hampe
Periodicitynon-recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish


AbstractStudents will be made acquainted with different understandings of the artificial. Various members of ETH (with different disciplinary backgrounds) will present what they take to be crucial concepts, methods, challenges, and limits in our investigations of, for instance, of artificial life, artificial food and materials, and artificial intelligence.
ObjectiveBy the end of the course students are able to describe and compare different understandings of the artificial. They are able to identify and examine the different concepts and methods characteristic of each of these understandings. Students are in a position to critically discuss and evaluate the crucial challenges and limitations of each approach in a broader scientific context.