We are facing Unprecedented ethical challenges
With increasing technological development, we need to rethink the way that responsibility and sustainability are embedded in our today’s technology and society.
Should we allow the gene editing of babies?
For the first time in history with CRISPR/CAS9 method we can edit genes quickly, easily and cheaply. The question is how this will change our society and our view towards disabilities.
Will robots replace humans?
With the development of advanced AI technologies the question arises how a co-existence of super intelligent AI Systems and humanoid robots will look like and whether we have to reconsider what it means to be human.
How can we provide enough sustainable energy for the growing world population?
What will be the next energy source that will be able to meet this higher demand but be sustainable and widely accessible and affordable at the same time?
We want to take a new practical approach to philosophy and use this academic skill set of critical and logical thinking on one of the most pressing issues of our time- the question of how to develop, design and use technology that is not only beneficial for all people but also our environment.
Philosophy enables us to think outside the box and cannot only help us to challenge our current status but also can offer viable solutions for companies, politics and society. It is often only discussed in universities and rarely finds the way into the societal discourse. We want to change that and combine the knowledge and perspectives of different scientific disciplines, with practical application cases to understand the challenges and opportunities that technology brings.
During my research on speculation in the international financial markets and my work in the financial industry I realized that ethical considerations are not discussed enough within our economy and society.
That’s why I decided to take the path of academic philosophy, which meant always questioning things and taking different perspectives. By combining these academic tools with my economic understanding, I would like to actively shape the digital transformation and help to develop technologies which are advantageous to our society and environment.