TUR Ethics Seminar with Archbishop Antje Jackelén: Technology becomes smarter by theology and philosophy

  • Date: –15:30
  • Location: Zoom: https://uu-se.zoom.us/j/64774498812
  • Lecturer: Archbishop Antje Jackelén
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  • Organiser: TUR - teknisk-naturvetenskapliga fakultetens universitetspedagogiska råd
  • Contact person: Maja Elmgren
  • Seminarium

The development of smart technologies such as 3D Printing, AI and Big Data is promising, but it needs to include the subject traditions that have centuries of experience and competence to reflect on questions about the meaning and aim of everything. In this lecture, Archbishop Antje Jackelén shows why the insights of theology and philosophy cannot be reduced to decoration in the final stages of development, but is something that needs to be integrated into the process from the beginning.

Bio: Antje Jackelén is Archbishop of the Church of Sweden since June 2014 and before that bishop of The Diocese of Lund. She received her doctorate at Lund University and has served as professor of systematic theology with a focus on religion and science at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago, USA, where she also was director of the Zygon Center for Religion and Science. Archbishop Jackelén is an honorary doctor at the University of Greifswald, at the Lutheran School of Theology at Chicago and at Virginia Theological Seminary. Her latest book is God is Greater (Fortress Press 2020).   

If you have any questions, please contact Maja Elmgren maja.elmgren@kemi.uu.se