The Couch Lessons are a free series of in-depth online lectures and conversations about artificial intelligence (AI). The lessons are a project of the Goethe-Institut, sponsored by the German Federal Foreign Office.
Every Wednesday, experts in artificial intelligence from around the world discuss the opportunities, challenges and risks associated with algorithmic decision making systems. As AI contributes to the next revolution in human history, what does this mean for our society? On 8 July we will speak about “AI + Bias”: What is bias in technology and how can AI be developed to serve a diverse set of users? “AI + Health” will be the focus of the Couch Lesson on 15 July: Will improvements in AI technology make us live longer and will life expectancy increase for all people (in all geographies)? And on 22 July the Couch Lesson will deal with “AI + Privacy”. The Couch Lessons will be continued in September and October.