Press Release 119/2018

Shaping the Future: Citizens of Karlsruhe Can Join the Dialog on Autonomous Technologies

KIT Invites 100 Citizens to Participate in the Discussion Forum Launched by the Federal Government
Autonomous technologies will be in the focus of the Karlsruhe Citizens Dialog on October 20, 2018. (Graphics: Federal Government)

The central future questions of Europe relating to labor, mobility or care can only be answered by a dialog of science, politics, and society. The federal government therefore invites the citizens to join dialog events in autumn 2018. Citizens living in the upper Rhine region can take part in the Karlsruhe Citizens Dialog on “Autonomous Technologies in the European Context” on Saturday, October 20, 2018. For this, persons have to express their interest in participation online by October 10.




The Karlsruhe Citizens Dialog “Autonomous Technologies in the European Context” will take place

on Saturday, October 20, 2018, 9.30 hrs to 17.00 hrs

at the Südwerk, Henriette-Obermüller-Str. 10, Karlsruhe.

(The discussion will be in German. During the event, cost-free childcare will be provided.)

Interested persons can register at by Friday, October 19, 2018.

The results of the dialog will be discussed with representatives of the BMBF and considered in decision-making by the ministry and the overall dialog process. The participating technology assessment scientists will collect the opinions of the citizens in questionnaires and evaluate the format in terms of contents and methodology.

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Being “The Research University in the Helmholtz Association”, KIT creates and imparts knowledge for the society and the environment. It is the objective to make significant contributions to the global challenges in the fields of energy, mobility, and information. For this, about 10,000 employees cooperate in a broad range of disciplines in natural sciences, engineering sciences, economics, and the humanities and social sciences. KIT prepares its 22,800 students for responsible tasks in society, industry, and science by offering research-based study programs. Innovation efforts at KIT build a bridge between important scientific findings and their application for the benefit of society, economic prosperity, and the preservation of our natural basis of life. KIT is one of the German universities of excellence.

rl, 27.09.2018

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