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Judith Faßbender

Judith Faßbender joined the Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society as a doctoral researcher in November 2020. Within the framework of the research project Public Interest AI, funded by the Ministry of Education and Research, she is looking at Public Interest AI from a design perspective.

After her bachelor’s degree in design at Burg Giebichenstein Kunsthochschule Halle and Design Academy Eindhoven, she received her master’s degree at Zeppelin University Friedrichshafen where she majored in cultural and communication sciences with a minor in economics.

In her bachelor thesis, Judith studied decision manipulation in Graphical User Interfaces. Her installations have been exhibited in Milan, Graz, Cologne and Eindhoven. During her master studies she specialised in the field of AI Ethics. In this context, she conducted a research project in which she analysed different stakeholder roles on the basis of AI Ethics Guidelines.

Judith gained work experience in the cultural sector and at research institutions, as an intern at Die Neue Sammlung at Pinakothek der Moderne in Munich and as a design and research assistant at Studio Knol in Amsterdam. She wrote her master thesis in collaboration with the Fraunhofer Center for Responsible Research and Innovation in Berlin where she studied the integration of civil society actors in deliberative forums on AI Ethics.
In her dissertation at HIIG she brings the elements of AI, public interest and design together.

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Researcher: AI & Society Lab

Journal articles and conference proceedings

Fassbender, J. (2021). Particles of a Whole: Design Patterns for Transparent and Auditable AI-Systems. Adjunct Proceedings of the 2021 ACM International Joint Conference on Pervasive and Ubiquitous Computing and Proceedings of the 2021 ACM International Symposium on Wearable Comput- ers (UbiComp-ISWC ’21 Adjunct), September 21–26, 2021, Virtual, USA, 272-275. DOI: 10.1145/3460418.3479345 Publication details

Organisation of events

Digitaler Salon: Cookies make you lose control
25.08.2021. Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society, Berlin, Deutschland (National) Further information

Judith Faßbender, Natasha Vukajlovic, Christian Grauvogel