AI & Ethics

In an interdisciplinary Europe-wide approach involving input talks, discussions and practical workshops, the AI & Ethics Summer School delved in 2022 into the ethical issues of AI applications and provides practical tools for identifying and addressing these issues.  


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Fellowship programme AI & Ethics

The development of AI-based technology raises ethical issues, which the upcoming EU AI Act will even increase. The interdisciplinary AI & Ethics Fellowship, featuring partners and lecturers from academia, civil society and the AI development community, addresses these issues and challenges and improves your knowledge and skills regarding AI Ethics.
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Summer School AI & Ethics 2022

The development of AI-based technology raises ethical issues with regard to transparency, explainability, fairness, inclusion, robustness, security and regulation, which are seldom addressed in traditional technical courses of study. But a 2021 survey by the Goethe-Institut and the Gesellschaft für Informatik (German Informatics Society) found that a great many students and professionals alike wish to discuss these very issues in depth. This is where our summer school came in, providing an opportunity for young people with a background in AI and/or ethics to grapple with the largely overlooked ethical issues of artificial intelligence.  
The AI & Ethics Summer School took an interdisciplinary approach featuring partners and lecturers from academia, civil society and the AI development community. 

Summer School 2022
Online survey We & AI © Lena Ziyal

We and AI — Living in a Datafied World

Artificial intelligence (AI) impacts almost all aspects of our online existence and also has the potential to gain increasing importance in offline areas. “We and AI” explores young Europeans' perceptions of and use of AI, social media and digital technologies in various application areas. A study of the Goethe-Institut and the Weizenbaum-Institut.

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Imagining new futures for AI

In a society that is entangled with AI, what role do young people have in developing its future? How will they choose to live with AI and how might they change it? We encounter AI in so many aspects of our lives, whether it is determining our social media feeds, finishing our emails or tracking our search history to sell to advertisers. But what agency do we have to question the amount of control AI exerts over our experiences? How well placed are we to challenge the real-world consequences, injustices and harms that AI systems can impose?  Read more