Zemanek Lecture with Georg Gottlob

Artificial Intelligence and Artificial Ignorance


October 5th 2023

  • 10:00 – 14:00 CEST
  • Universität Wien, Festsaal
  • 1010 Vienna, Universitätsring 1

About the Event

The Austrian computer scientist Georg Gottlob is an award-winning researcher who has received important awards such as the Wittgenstein Prize for his pioneering contributions to database theory and complexity theory. For the second Zemanek Lecture he chose the subject of Artificial Intelligence and Artificial Ignorance. Georg Gottlob currently teaches and researches at the University of Oxford and is currently working on algorithms and complexity problems related to graphs and hypergraphs, database query languages ​​and problem decomposition methods.


10.00 - 10.30: Entry and Networking
10.30 - 10.35: Welcome by Vice Rector Ronald Maier, University of Vienna
10.35 - 10.40: Welcome by OCG President Dr. Thomas Mück
10.40 - 10.45: Welcome by Abt.Leiter Mag. Michael Wiesmüller, BMK
10.45 - 11.30: Pre-Lecture: For the 400th Birthday of Computers, Univ. Prof. Dr. Peter Reichl, University of Vienna
11.30 - 12.30: Zemanek Lecture: Artificial Intelligence and Artificial Ignorance, Univ. Prof. Georg Gottlob, University of Oxford
12.30 - 14.00: Come Together

About the Zemanek Lecture

On January 1, 2020, the computer pioneer and founding father of the Austrian Computer Society (OCG), Heinz Zemanek, would have been 100 years old. The OCG took this as an opportunity to memorialize Heinz Zemanek with a series of lectures. The focus is on the research areas of Zemanek’s work, such as programming languages, computer architecture and digital humanities.