The world is getting more and more complex each day. Along this process, automated decision making tools are increasingly applied. Although computers are far more efficient than human beings in some cases, for instance, to crunch large sets of numbers. The human mind is the worlds most advanced tool when it comes to taking generalized and synoptic decisions. Shouldn’t we rely more on ourselves and our generalizing capabilities than we rely on computers? Shouldn’t we trust more in each others diligent consideration more than we trust in arithmetically computed figures?
Heidelberg-native Andreas Ch. Braun (born 1982) studied geoecology at the University of Karlsruhe until 2009, and obtained his PhD at the Graduate School for Climate and Environment (KIT-GRACE) in 2013. After finishing his post-doctorate at the University of Freiburg, and pursuing (ongoing) studies in sociology, economy and philosophy at the FernUniversität Hagen, Andreas Braun was appointed junior professor at the Institute for Regional Science at the KIT. His research focuses are, among others: risk-based regional development, human-environment interactions, environmental and risk sociology.
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