Artificial Intelligence


What does AI have to do with creativity and compassion?

The TED2018 conference “The Age of Amazement” in Vancouver left me amazed indeed. I was sitting with my jaw dropped in Gartenbaukino on the broadcast event organized by TEDxVienna. But there was one particular talk that kept my brain busy for months after the live stream in April. It was […]


To control complex systems with a simple brain – The interview with Ramin Hasani

Have you ever felt that Blade Runner’s scenes from 1982 are transforming into reality nowadays? Do you recognize the concepts of Star Trek: The Original Series from 1966 in the solutions or products of today? Or maybe even you yourself are developing one of them? Then – for sure – […]


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Exploring the World of Chatbots

Did you already have a productive conversation with a chatbot? This blog post gives a short introduction to how bots have developed from funny games to serious business. Today Chatbots are starting to make an impact on our world. Recently the story of Microsoft’s Xiaoice, a Chinese language chatbot, surfaced. Reports are […]


Enough of AI fear

Fears about AI Publications and reports about the risks and dangers of AI development have reached an inflationary level during the last few months. From boulevard papers to most respected scientists, we get warnings about jobs being eradicated and the end of humanity in dystopian scenarios. The reactions vary widely depending on the […]


7 Billion Humans on a Spinning Rock

Imagine you are a superintelligent being, formed by trillions of minds, transcending space and time. By a lucky circumstance you materialize near a planet. You find life on the planet and start to observe some 7 billion humans on their spinning rock called earth. What would you think about humanity and what would […]


What if God was one of us

God, Donald Trump, C.S. Lewis, Santa Claus and Sigmund Freud walk into a chatroom. If this were a joke, another statement would follow leading to the punch line. But this is not a joke, since these artificial intelligence egos are actually waiting to have a chat on the Internet. With you. So what […]


Simulated us

Are we living in a simulated universe? This two year old TEDx Salford Talk by Georg Smoot gives a brief, but brilliant introduction into this idea. Already 30 years ago, the topic began to emerge and while we still have no proof and maybe never be able to proof or falsify this argument, it has […]


The Impact Hub – where Start Up dreams come true

As you know, we, the TEDxVienna team, are already planning this year’s next big conference and for the most part our meetings take place at a very special co-working venue: The Impact Hub. Not only do they have a café and a global network community – oh no, they offer you way […]


What if the internet got smarter?

Every self-respecting tech guy was there: the annual Semantics conference in Vienna. If you don’t have a degree in engineering or information technology you won’t get the most out of this conference, but you’ll profit nonetheless. Because semantics is not just about a bunch of technical stuff, it is first and […]


Introducing: Stuart Armstrong & Roderick Miller @ BNS

Welcome to Brave New Space On November 1st, TEDxVienna invites you to question the established patterns and cycles that are ingrained in every one of us. The goal is to discover new paths and unexpected frontiers. We will set aside the answers we think we know and ask the questions […]