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Making sense of our connected world

DIGITAL SOCIETY BLOG

Making sense of our connected world

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Why, AI?

Unraveling myths about automation, algorithms, society and ourselves

Everyone talks about Artificial Intelligence (AI). But how does it change society? And how can we use it to help society? For that, we need to understand how AI works and how we can make it work for us. We need to get this right, because there is so much to get wrong. This is why we have put together this online learning space. We hope that with “Why, AI?” you learn a little more about how AI impacts the world. And how we need to change AI before it changes us...

Introduction video with Matthias C. Kettemann and Daniela Dicks

About

This learning space helps you to find out more about the myths and truths surrounding automation, algorithms, society and ourselves. It is continuously being filled with new contributions.

Explore the myths around AI

Myth: AI will end discrimination

We approach the de-mystification of this claim by looking at concrete examples of how AI (re)produces inequalities and connect those to several aspects which help to illustrate socio-technical entanglements.

Myth: AI will kill us all!

AI won’t kill us in the form of a time-travelling humanoid robot with an Austrian accent. But: AI is used in various military applications – supporting new concepts of command…

Myth: What you do with AI in the bedroom is your own thing

More and more AI systems are being used as personal assistants, also in the bedroom and for sexual purposes. Sex robotics adopt AI systems for making sex robots interactive. While…

Why, AI? – A new Online Learning Space

Everyone talks about AI. But how does it change society? How can we use it to help society? For that, we need to understand how AI works and how we...

Researchers debunk these myths

Anja Dahlmann

AI will kill us all

Constanze Erhard

What you do with AI in the bedroom is your own thing

Miriam Fahimi & Philipp Lücking

AI will end discrimination

Credits

Team

Matthias C. Kettemann & Daniela Dicks (curators), Christian Grauvogel (concept), Katharina Mosene (research), Marie-Therese Sekwenz & Frederik Efferenn (communication), Katrin Werner (communication & website), Lukas Fox (website) and Larissa Wunderlich (design).

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Contact

Let’s continue a conversation about what we want AI to do to – and what we want to do with AI! We look forward to hearing from you at whyai@hiig.de.