• Watch the speech of Prof. Petra Ritter for Charité Graduation Ceremony 2022

    • Petra Ritter

    Prof. Petra Ritter gave a keynote speech at the Absolvia 2022 of the Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin. The farewell ceremony took place digitally via livestream on March 13, 2022.

    The graduate speech by Prof. Ritter, in German, can be found here (starting at 8:30 min).

    Here, is a partial translation in English:

    "Our task as physicians is to be lobbyists for the well-being of people, not to turn a blind eye to suffering or the threat of suffering, and to courageously assert our position: for life and for peaceful coexistence characterized by compassion." The scientist encourages the graduates to open up to others in their future professional life, in which "you not only see your own reality - but also anticipate the reality of others." Communication plays an important role in this: "No artificial intelligence can - at the moment - see the world from a human perspective. Robots or AI are not humans, they don't have the complex models and theories built into their software that we humans have, the models that determine context and experience, but also the framework for perception and subsequent action. But physicians are first and foremost human beings, and they recognize the human being in their patients."

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