Archive: Online Colloquium "Artificial Friday" in the Winter Semester

On four Fri­days between Novem­ber and Feb­ru­ary, we will once again focus on the top­ic of "arti­fi­cial intel­li­gence" from a lin­guist­ic perspective.

Arti­fi­cial Intel­li­gence is con­sidered one of the greatest oppor­tun­it­ies and chal­lenges facing our soci­ety today. Research in AI comes from a vari­ety of sci­entif­ic dis­cip­lines, from the nat­ur­al and tech­nic­al sci­ences to the human­it­ies, social sci­ences, and cul­tur­al stud­ies. Since lan­guage is of great import­ance in the con­text of arti­fi­cial intel­li­gence, arti­fi­cial intel­li­gence is also a sub­ject of lin­guist­ic research, which we want to address in the col­loqui­um "Arti­fi­cial Friday".

Lan­guage plays a role in arti­fi­cial intel­li­gence in sev­er­al ways. Many AI sys­tems can talk them­selves, which in turn leads to humans talk­ing to AI. Arti­fi­cial intel­li­gence is also the sub­ject of many sci­entif­ic and non-sci­entif­ic debates as a source of hope for the future, which is also asso­ci­ated with many fears. As a res­ult, arti­fi­cial intel­li­gence is a recur­ring top­ic of discussion.

The col­loqui­um will explore these con­nec­tions between lan­guage and arti­fi­cial intel­li­gence. Each Fri­day in Novem­ber, Decem­ber, Janu­ary, and Feb­ru­ary, dif­fer­ent lin­guist­ic approaches to AI will be presented.


Novem­ber 04, 2022
14:00 – 16:00
Olaf Kramer (Tübin­gen) | Rhet­or­ic of the AI dis­course
Derya Gür-Şeker (Essen) | Let’s talk about AI! A social media analysis
Decem­ber 02, 2022
14:00 – 16:00
Jean Nitzke (Kris­ti­ansand) | Machine trans­la­tion – curse, bless­ing and every­day life for trans­la­tion
Phil­ipp Dreesen & Julia Krasselt (Win­ter­thur) | Research res­ults on auto­mated driv­ing as a dis­curs­ive subject
Janu­ary 13, 2022
14:00 – 16:00
Noah Buben­hofer (Zurich) | Cod­ing Cul­tures and Mod­el­ing Cul­tures: A Cul­tur­al Lin­guist­ic View of Script­ing and AI
Chris­toph Pursch­ke (Lux­em­bourg) | Cul­tur­al Lan­guage Pro­cessing. Why lan­guage pro­cessing is not „nat­ur­al“.
Feb­ru­ary 10, 2022
14:00 – 16:00
Net­aya Lotze (Mün­ster) | Semant­ic dia­logue coher­ence in human-machine inter­ac­tions
Monika Hanaus­ka (Karls­ruhe) | Wise, clev­er, cre­at­ive machines? Nego­ti­ations on the term „Arti­fi­cial Intel­li­gence“ in com­ments on
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