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Digital Salon at the Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society (HIIG)

Digital Salon at the Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society (HIIG)
Photo: Mathias Völzke

Digital Salon

discussion series

Digital Salon

discussion series

As part of a monthly discussion series, the “Digital Salon,” the invited guests grapple with questions of our digitally connected world. They look at Internet phenomena, discuss the pros and cons of technological changes, and provide food for thought. The Digital Salon is a collaboration of the Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society (HIIG) and Kooperative Berlin.

With the support of the Ernst Schering Foundation, the HIIG organizes a total of four special programs on the topic of “Human Health in the Digital Age.” Digitization affects every area of life, including health: personalized medicine through genetic testing, customized medical prostheses from the 3D printer, and nursing robots are only three examples. The HIIG’s Digital Salon aims to discuss and critically evaluate these developments and their ethical and social implications.

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App’s Anatomy

Panel discussion — January 31, 2018

Are general practitioners becoming obsolete? Do digital tools turn us into hypochondriacs? How do patients deal with the new sources of information? What data should we share?

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iCare for you

Panel discussion — October 25, 2017

Furry robots, smart walking aids, and digital conversation partners: Can machines relieve the nursing sector and simulate feelings and emotions? Should they?

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In the Case of Side Effects, Please Consult Your Algorithm

Panel discussion — August 30, 2017

Will we lead longer and better lives as a result of personalized pills and nanorobotics? How will artificial intelligence influence the medicine of the future?

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A Soft Spot for Cyborgs

Panel discussion — June 28, 2017

Smart robot hands, artificial legs, printable organs: Are implants the panacea of the future? Where does 3D printing lead us, and what are the legal consequences?

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