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Roboethics in film – International Workshop at the University of Munich

The workshop is to take place at the LMU Munich, Georgenstr. 11, Room 009 on february 21st and 22nd 2014. On Saturday 22nd of february at 11.30 a.m. there will be a screening of Blade Runner at the ARRI cinema, with a short introduction by Prof. Dr. Julian Nida-RĂ¼melin.

Background:
In an interdisciplinary workshop the research group from the LMU Munich wants to investigate how robots are dealt with in films. Where ever robots appear, ethical questions arise immediately: What is a robot’s identity? How can they become human? Do they possess a status as persons and individuals? Does the cyborg present a serious threat to a classical humanist understanding of mankind and is this to be feared or wished for?

Attendance to the workshop is free.
For further information please contact: Dr. Fiorella Battaglia or Dr. Nathalie Weidenfeld
A detailed programme and a map of the venue can be found in the flyer: ROBOLAW flyer and roadmap.