The Next Frontiers Congress brings scientists and experts from the business world into conversation with science fiction authors. When not only the most diverse scientific disciplines meet, but when the ideas of authors steer thinking in completely new directions, sometimes even turning it upside down, common visions can emerge. To this end, the congress provides impulses for the development of ideas beyond ingrained thought patterns. The focus is on the great reality changing potential of literature, film and other arts - the transfer performance between fictional worlds and real development laboratories, which is often used in the history of technology.
Moderated by Eva Wolfgange, Emma Braslawsky, author of "Die Nacht war bleich Die Lichter blinken", and Prof. Dr. Steffen Staab will discuss the role of robots in the future. Robots are already working in factories today, and money and tickets are coming out of vending machines. As robots become more and more humanoid, they may even be used in the care of people with dementia. Advances in sensor technology, automation technology and artificial intelligence suggest that robots will soon conquer even more professional fields. Read more here.