With the AI & Society Lab, we created an interdisciplinary research laboratory to foster dialogue between academia, industry and society. It has so far focused on two main activities:
At the “AI & Society Lab Roundtables” we aim to bring together different positions and interest groups to examine questions such as: AI and climate – (how) do they fit together? How are minorities affected by discriminatory/biased AI? What are the challenges for female developers? These Roundtables are organised in cooperation with the Representation of the European Commission in Germany.
The “AI & Society Lab Pop-up Labs” offer an experimental space for new formats to advance knowledge generation and knowledge transfer on AI. Together with our partners, we develop innovative research designs that enable a practical and interactive communication process. During the first Pop-Up Lab an interdisciplinary team of researchers tackled pressing issues regarding the inclusiveness of AI and the challenges of automated tools in human resources management (HR).
We’ve got the funding commitment for two big, upcoming projects: The new Public Interest & AI researchers’ group as well as the three-year study Shaping AI which will explore the formation of 21st century AI in media discourse, policy and tech development, with partner institutions in Canada, France and Great Britain are about to get started – stay tuned!
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