The term “artificial intelligence” speaks to our imagination in a very special way. It attributes – in a seemingly novel way – a new skill to technical systems that appear to be typically human. But, if one looks back at the history of intelligence concepts in the 19th and 20th centuries, one realizes that the interpretation of intelligence has always concentrated on the question of what connects humans with other entities, such as God and angels, or animals and what separates these.
This introductory lecture “On God and angles, animals, humans and machines – a short history of intelligence" by Dr. Susanne Schregel focuses on the changes and forces of inertia in our interpretation of intelligence, and how these are influenced, even today, by the psychology of the early 20th century. Dr. Susanne Schregel teaches and researches at the Department of History, University of Cologne.
This lecture is organized by the International Center for Culture and Technological Research at the University of Stuttgart and the High Performance Computing Center Stuttgart (HLRS), in cooperation with the Stuttgart City Library.
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