University for everyone Collegium generale

Münchenwiler seminar

Each spring the Collegium generale invites members of the University community to a seminar in the Münchenwiler castle. The seminar is an opportunity to engage in self-reflection and provides a platform for developing interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary skills in teaching and research. 

AI and Science

Friday, April 19th until Saturday, April 20th, 2024

AI is all the rage in science. AI is used to analyze data, to cast predictions, and even to make discoveries. Accordingly, commentators have suggested that AI leads to a revolution of science. Others have gone so far as to claim that we confront a new kind of science for which traditional models and theories don’t matter anymore. But is this so? Or is AI overhyped? For which purposes can AI be used, and where are its limitations? For instance, how can AI promote our understanding if it remains a black box? And what are the ethical and legal challenges to the use of AI in science? The Münchenwiler seminar invites researchers of the University at Bern to discuss the impact of AI on science.


The seminar is open to all members of the teaching and research staff including doctoral and post-doctoral researchers at the University of Bern.

Participation is free of charge.

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Program: Artificial Intelligence and Science
 Friday, 19th April 2024  First afternoon session: 14.30 - 16.15  Program
 Friday, 19th April 2024  Second afternoon session: 16.45 - 19.00  Program
 Saturday, 20th April 2024  First morning session: 09.00 - 10.30  Program
 Saturday, 20th April 2024  Second morning session: 11.00 - 13.00  Program


Download program

Münchenwiler Program 2024.pdf


Program committee

Prof. Dr. Daniel Aebersold, Intitute of Radio-Oncology, Insel
Prof. Dr. Dr. Claus Beisbart, Institute of Philosophy
Prof. Dr. Paolo Favaro, Institute of Computer Science
Prof. Dr. Stavroula Mougiakakou, ARTORG Center for Biomedical Engineering Research
Sara Bloch, Collegium generale

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