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Sami Nenno

Sami Nenno is a researcher in the Public Interest AI research project at HIIG. His research focuses on disinformation. He is doing his PhD in communication sciences. The aim of his dissertation is to build a software tool that supports fact checkers in their work. To this end, he is researching overarching themes and aspects of disinformation in Germany and is trying to detect them automatically using Natural Language Processing. Sami also researches sustainable AI and the question of how large the carbon footprint of machine learning is and how it can be reduced.

Sami did his Master’s in Data Science at the Berlin University of Applied Sciences. Before that, he studied philosophy at the University of Vienna (B.A.) and at Humboldt University Berlin (M.A.) and worked as an analyst for a media monitoring company.

  • AI · Society & culture

    Public Interest AI

    The “Public Interest AI” research group is developing an operationalisable analysis procedure that will allow Public Interest to be defined in an AI-specific way...

Journal articles and conference proceedings

Nenno, S. (2024). Is checkworthiness generalizable? Evaluating task and domain generalization of datasets for claim detection. Neural Computing & Applications. DOI: 10.1007/s00521-024-09896-4 Publication details

Nenno, S. (2024). Potentials and Limitations of Active Learning for the Reduction of Energy Consumption during Model Training. Weizenbaum Journal of the Digital Society, 4(1), 1-29. DOI: 10.34669/WI.WJDS/4.1.3 Publication details

Nenno, S. (2024). Propositional claim detection: A task and dataset for the classification of claims to truth. Journal of Computational Social Science, 6(2). DOI: 10.1007/s42001-024-00289-0 Publication details

Working paper

Züger, T., Faßbender, J., Kuper, F., Nenno, S., Katzy-Reinshagen, A., & Kühnlein, I. (2022). Civic Coding: Grundlagen und empirische Einblicke zur Unterstützung gemeinwohlorientierter KI. Civic Coding Initiative. Publication details

Other publications

Nenno, S. (2024). Schädliche Informationen im Netz: Wann der Hype um Desinformation schadet. Tagesspiegel. Publication details

Nenno, S., Theodorakopulous, D., Lebedjew, I., Metz A. (2024). Wie nachhaltig sind KI-Systeme?, Podcast "Mission Energiewende". Publication details

Nenno, S. (2024). What’s the Content of Fact-checks and Misinformation in Germany? Elephant in the Lab. Publication details

Nenno, S. (2023). Propositional Claim Detection, (NLP Datensatz). Data File Version 1.0.0, https://doi.org/10.7802/2538. Publication details

Nenno, S. (2023). Inside Hugging Face. Digital society blog. Publication details

Nenno, S. (2023). Wie können KI-Modelle energiesparender werden? Ein Überblick über aktuelle Trends. te.ma. Publication details

Nenno, S., & Richter, C. (2022). Sustainable AI – How environmentally friendly is AI really? Digital society blog. Publication details

Nenno, S. (2021). Siri’s evil sister. When the Dutch public service steals your data. Digital society blog. Publication details

Hewett, F., & Nenno, S. (2021). How to identify bias in Natural Language Processing. Digital society blog. Publication details

Nenno, S. (2021). How to find the right survey tool:problems and proposals. Elephant in the Lab. Publication details

Lectures and presentations

Fact-checks as Data Source? Content Analysis of Fact-checking Articles in Germany between 2019 and 2023
MA-Ringvorlesung "Politische Kommunikation". Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena. Institut für Kommunikationswissenschaft, Jena, Germany: 29.05.2024 Further information

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Implementation of Public Interest AI
BARC Data Festival. BARC GmbH. Muffatwerk Munich, Munich, Germany: 19.03.2024 Further information

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Implementation of Public Interest AI
DATA festival #Munich: Getting real with AI. BARC. Muffatwerk Munich, Munich, Germany: 19.03.2024 Further information

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Desinformation und KI. Wird jetzt alles noch schlimmer?
Lecture: Desinformation und KI. Wird jetzt alles noch schlimmer?. Modus – Zentrum für angewandte Deradikalisierungsforschung gGmbH. Modus – Zentrum für angewandte Deradikalisierungsforschung, Berlin, Germany: 12.12.2023

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KI 2023 – 46th German Conference on Artificial Intelligence (Session: AI Systems for the Public Interest). Gesellschaft für Informatik (GI). Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft Berlin, Berlin, Germany: 26.09.2023 Further information

Judith Faßbender, Freya Hewett, Sami Nenno

Propositional Claim Detection
International Conference for Computational Social Science IC2S2'23 Copenhagen. International Society for Computational Social Science (ISCSS). Mærsk Tower of the University of Copenhagen, Copenhagen, Denmark: 20.07.2023 Further information

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Eine Bestandsaufnahme des CO2-Fußabdrucks von AI: Was wissen wir und wie können wir ihn verringern?
KI Camp 2023. Gesellschaft für Informatik. Factory Berlin Görlitzer Park, Berlin, Germany: 26.04.2023 Further information

Sami Nenno, Hadi Asghari

AI for Sustainability & Sustainable AI
CIFE Master programmes in Global Economic Governance & Public Affairs (GEGPA) and EU Trade & Climate Diplomacy (EUDIPLO). Centre International de Formation Européenne (CIFE). Centre International de Formation Européenne (CIFE), Berlin, Germany: 17.03.2023

Asghari, H., Nenno, S.

Moderation of workshops and panels

Impuls: Chancen und Gefahren von KI in Bezug auf Desinformation
Seminarreihe: Desinformation, Fake News und Co. – Meinungs- und Demokratiebildung im Schulkontext. Vodafone Stiftung, Hertie School Executive Education. Hertie School, Berlin, Germany: 17.05.2024 Further information

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Was sind Desinformationsnarrative in Deutschland und wie geht man dagegen vor?
Online-Veranstaltung des Projekts: „Mit Menschenrechten Brücken bauen – Politische Bildung in Transformationsprozessen“. Deutsches Institut für Menschenrechte. Online, Berlin, Germany: 29.02.2024 Further information

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Organisation of events

Interaktiver Workshop: KI menschlich erklärt
27.09.2023. Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society, Berlin, Germany (National) Further information

Daniel Pothmann, Sarah Spitz, Sami Nenno, Frederik Efferenn, Theresa Züger

Hackathon. Entwicklung von KI-Erklärungsmodellen
From 03.02.2023 to 03.02.2023. Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society, Berlin, Germany. Co-Organised by: neuland & gestalten (National) Further information

Daniel Pothmann, Sarah Spitz, Hadi Asghari, Sami Nenno, Freya Hewett, Judith Faßbender, Theresa Züger

Sustainable AI II
with attending Vip: Lynn Kaack. 14.06.2022. Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society, Berlin, Germany (National)

Sami Nenno, Theresa Züger

AI and the Public Interest
13.06.2022. Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society, Berlin, Germany (International) Further information

Hadi Asghari, Sami Nenno, Freya Hewett, Judith Faßbender, Theresa Züger

AI & Society Lab (AI & Society Lab)
Study week of the ZHAW: "Der Mensch im digitalen Zeitalter". 05.05.2022. Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society, Berlin, Germany. Co-Organised by: ZHAW (International)

Sami Nenno, Judith Faßbender, Theresa Züger

Sustainable AI
with attending Vip: Friederike Rohde. 29.04.2022. Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society, Berlin, Germany (National)

Sami Nenno, Theresa Züger

Participation as expert

KI-Roundtable: KI und Desinformation Bundesministerium für Digitales und Verkehr. Bundesministerium für Digitales und Verkehr, Berlin, Germany: 24.05.2024

Theresa Züger, Sami Nenno

Media appearances

Wie nachhaltig sind KI-Systeme? - Mission Energiewende | KI und Nachhaltigkeit (14.05.2024). detektor.fm
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KI zum Klonen von Stimmen: Künstliche Stimmen, ganz natürlich (06.04.2024). taz
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Schädliche Informationen im Netz: Wann der Hype um Desinformation schadet (21.03.2024). Tagesspiegel
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Sami Nenno Profilbild

Position

Researcher: AI & Society Lab

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