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Concept and Scientific Convenorship
Prof. Dr. Caroline Y. Robertson-von Trotha
Director of ZAK
Dipl.-Angl. Christine Melcher
Public Science and Event Management

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2018 – The (Artificial) Intelligent City

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Cities have always faced the major challenge of meeting their inhabitants’ needs as well as possible. Due to the ever greater numbers of people moving to the cities, the urgent problems are increasing even more. There are now calls for holistic development concepts that should lead to smart cities. Under the term "smart city" technology-based future concepts are increasingly the focus of attention. One key aspect in this context is digitisation, which triggers change in many areas of administration, business and urban society. What possibilities will be created by this transformation, for instance regarding our mobility, our energy supplies and our quality of life? And what hazards are posed by the far-reaching digitisation (for instance in data protection, increasing surveillance and greater vulnerability to cyber attacks)? How can cities manage to provide safety, security and identity and not forget the social and cultural problems additionally to digital transformation? The 22nd Karlsruhe Dialogues will controversially discuss ways into the (artificial) intelligent city with international experts. The symposium will be accompanied by cultural events such as a film night in cooperation with the television network ARTE and the movie theatre Schauburg Karlsruhe, a reading and a theatre play at Badisches Staatstheater Karlsruhe (State Theatre of Baden, Karlsruhe) as well as a film contribution of the Wissenschaftsbüro of the city of Karlsruhe. The Karlsruhe Dialogues will be substantially supported by the L-Bank (state bank of Baden-Württemberg), as well as by the city of Karlsruhe.



Concept and Scientific Convenorship:
Prof. Dr. Caroline Y. Robertson-von Trotha, Direktorin des ZAK
Christine Melcher Dipl.-Angl.
Press and public relations:
Anna Moosmüller, M.A.


The conference will be conducted in German and English with the aid of simultaneous interpreters.



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