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Human Futures

A research programme at the Faculty of Arts


Human futures is a research programme at the Faculty of Arts, Aarhus University. We facilitate research between disciplines concerned with the historical and contemporary changes technology can induce on human existence in three distinct areas that call for interdisciplinary collaboration:

  • Technological influences on the human body ranging from gene editing, new medicines and artificial organs to man-machine integration
  • Changes in the human environment in the form of robotics, artificial intelligence and information technologies
  • Representations in popular culture, art, literature and philosophy of imagined human futures.
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Wed 07 Oct
09:30-17:30 | ARoS, Aarhus
Posthumanism 20/20
A 2-day conference exploring the current landscape of research on posthumanism
Wed 07 Oct
16:30-18:15 | ARoS, Aarhus
Book Launch: The Bloomsbury Handbook of Posthumanism
Human Futures celebrates the publication of the Bloomsbury Handbook of Posthumanism with at book launch at ARoS.


2020.02.28 | Conference

Responsible AI

This week Virginia Dignum, Professor of Computer Science, University of Umeå, visited Human Futures for a talk and a round table on Responsible AI.

2020.02.05 | Conference

Thanks for all the submitted papers for the conference "Posthumanism 20/20"

Thank you all for submitting papers for the conference "Posthumanism 20/20". We have received a great number of abstracts. You will receive a reply no later than the 18th of February.

2020.01.31 | Seminar

Remember to sign up for the seminar on Responsible AI!

  Remember to sign up for the seminar on Responsible AI with Virginia Dignum on February 25.-26. Registration here. Johanna Seibt, Professor of Philosophy, explains the importance of Dignum’s work:  “Artificial intelligence, whether used as unembodied software or embodied in social robots, is a powerful tool that we need to…


Thu 11 Jun
10:00-18:00 | Aarhus Institute for Advanced Studies, Aarhus University
Posthumanism 20/20 - POSTPONED!
The conference has been postponed due to the situation with the coronavirus.
Thu 07 May
12:00-13:00 | Room 1465-415
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Responsible AI: Virginia Dignum Virginia Dignum, Professor of Computing Science, University of Umeå, visited Human Futures for a lecture on Responsible AI on February 25. Dignum addressed the ethical implications of artificial intelligence and raised questions about the moral values and decisions behind the behavior of artificial autonomous systems. .

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