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Animal, human or robotic: the goal of the Science of Intelligence Cluster of Excellence is to develop an understanding of the fundamental principles of intelligence – regardless of whether biological or artificial intelligence. The unifying element is the search for intelligent behaviour capable of overcoming real-world challenges.

Researchers in this cluster are looking for ways to use an understanding of these principles to develop new smart technologies. This research benefits greatly from an interdisciplinary approach that brings together different disciplines such as biology, psychology and robotics. A crucial part of this research is to explore intelligence in a way that subjects technological development to ethical scrutiny, even during its creation process. How can we act to identify and prevent unforeseen developments at an early stage – for example, the emergence of an artificial intelligence that makes unethical decisions? Ethical guidelines for the development of artificial intelligence are a subject of heated debate currently in our society, and one of the urgent concerns of the Cluster of Excellence is to contribute new ethical approaches, to test them in application and to develop them further.

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  • Contact tracing

    For the protection of our visitors, and to allow for the rapid tracing of possible chains of infection, the partners of the Humboldt Forum are required to keep records of attendance for tours and events. This means your contact details will be recorded when attending a guided tour or event. At the beginning of each tour or event, you will be given a contact form on which to record your information. Your personal information will be used only for official contact tracing purposes and will be deleted automatically after four weeks.

  • “2G” regulation (valid from 15 November 2021)

    In accordance with the Federal State of Berlin’s updated measures to contain the COVID-19 pandemic, please be informed that since Monday, 15 November 2021, the “2G“ rule applies to all visits to the Humboldt Forum. This rule generally applies to entering the building, as well as to visitors of exhibitions and participants of events, educational programmes, and guided tours.

    A digitally legible vaccination certificate or a digital recovery certificate must be presented as proof. A physical vaccination certificate without a legible QR code or a valid test certificate is no longer sufficient.

    Exceptions include children aged five and below, as well as children and adolescents aged 17 or below upon presentation of a student ID Unvaccinated visitors with a medical certificate are also exempt. These visitors must present a valid, negative PCR test result that is no older than 24 hours.

    We kindly ask for your understanding that there may be a wait at the Passage and Portal 3 entrances. Please plan your visit accordingly and have your ticket, proof of vaccination or recovery, and ID ready for inspection.

    Visitors aged 6 and above, as well as all staff members, are required to wear a medical or FFP2 face mask indoors.

    The Berlin administration’s centralised COVID-19 information can be found here.

  • Face coverings

    With the exception of children under 6, deaf people and their accompanying persons, all visitors are required to wear a medical face mask, FFP2 or KN95 mask in all indoor areas of the Humboldt Forum. Please bring your own face mask with you. If wearing a mask is not possible due to health restrictions (e.g. asthma, severe lung diseases, etc.), a doctor’s certificate must be carried and shown. In this case, we point out the increased risk of infection for you.