Imagining Intelligent Technologies

On-site week in Tartu 1-7 August 2022

The course gives a short introduction to the so-called intelligent technologies from the semiotic and humanities perspective.

  • How do we conceptualise ‘artificial intelligence’ (AI) in culture?
  • How does fiction affect our knowledge of the world?
  • What kind of possibilities and problems do intelligent technologies create for our societies?
  • Where does the desire to ‘create machine life’ originate from?

During a week of lectures, seminars and group work sessions, we will look for answers to these questions. The course is open to students from diverse backgrounds.

Focus area: Semiotics Coordinating unit at UT

Institute of Philosophy and Semiotics

Study Field: Arts and Humanities Course Leader Auli Viidalepp, PhD student
Format Summer course Location Tartu, Estonia
Course dates: 1-7 August 2022 Apply by: 19 June 2022
ECTS: 2 Fee: 250 €
Study group all students on the level of BA and MA Language English

Application period has ended. See you in 2023!




Two weeks prior to the start of the programme an information file will be sent to all participants. This file contains the daily schedule and relevant contact information of the programme managers.

Students are responsible for their travel, accommodation and travel insurance (visa arrangements if needed) from their home country to Tartu and back to their home country. It is recommended to visit the Tartu Welcome Centre website and arrival and housing section to find accommodation opportunities.

The University of Tartu will offer 20 tuition waivers (scholarships) altogether for citizens of Ukraine for all summer courses. It will cover the course fee and cultural programme. Accommodation and daily expenses are not included.
The selection process is going to be based on the motivation letter. In order to apply for the scholarship please submit your application to the summer course  and upload a motivation letter (no longer than approx 1 A4 page).

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