Technology profoundly shapes the world we live in, and the stakes are high. Digital Humanism deals with digital technology development and policies based on human rights, democracy, inclusion, and diversity.
Digital Humanism is a mindset, a philosophy, a political driving force, a scientific approach, and most of all – a promise to society. That we are determined to build, regulate and develop technology for people, for a better future.
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Jun 7, 2023 Digital Humanism, Public Lecture, Doctoral School Ricardo Baeza-Yates, renowned computer scientist and expert on implications of technology, talks about responsible AI.
Jun 6, 2023 Digital Humanism, Public Lecture, VCLA This year’s Logic Lounge brings together two experts in AI and logic to delve into the field of Computational Sustainability.
Jun 5, 2023 Vienna Gödel Lecture, Digital Humanism, Public Lecture, Event Carla P. Gomes, AI expert and pioneer in Computational Sustainability talks about how we can create a sustainable future with AI.
May 15, 2023 Digital Humanism, Event In research and teaching, ethical questions regarding the development of digital technology are of utmost importance.
Apr 24, 2023 Digital Humanism, Public Lecture Three public lectures by groundbreaking researchers in the field of artificial intelligence and logic – for experts and beginners alike.
Mar 21, 2023 Digital Humanism, Read the statement of the Digital Humanism Initiative on ChatGPT and how the online world will change.
Feb 21, 2023 Digital Humanism, Research, AI ChatGPT is all over the news, and the advancement and challenges of AI are ever more apparent. Read about our latest media activities and upcoming events.
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The UNESCO Chair on Digital Humanism (2023–2027) aims to shape the development of digital technologies and policies toward human rights, democracy, participation, inclusion, and diversity.
Peter Knees and Julia Neidhardt are Chairholder and Co-Chairholder.
The chair was established in 2023 and fosters interdisciplinary collaboration and establishes strong links with partner universities, especially in the global south, through research and education. Moreover, it aims to develop teaching curricula reflecting the topics of Digital Humanism; to include interdisciplinary methods into technical courses at TU Wien; to develop and adopt ethical research policies following UNESCO’s Recommendation on Ethics of Artificial Intelligence; and to organize recurring events to exchange and develop research agendas with related research initiatives.
The chair further acts as a networking hub, connecting partners and activities of the international DIGHUM initiative of TU Wien and the Center for Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning (CAIML).
We foster a stream of Digital Humanism activities. Find our main players, cooperations and initiatives within and beyond TU Wien Informatics here.
The Digital Humanism Initiative
Vienna Manifesto on Digital Humanism
Public Call to Deliberate and Act on Technological Development
Ongoing Series of Online Events, Lectures, and Discussions
Perspectives on Digital Humanism
Open Access Book with Essays from Computer Science, Law and Humanities
Center for Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
Digital Humanism Fellowship
Cooperation with the Institute for Human Sciences (IWM)
Vienna Gödel Lectures
Public Lecture Series on How Technology Shapes the World We Live In
Christian Doppler Lab for Recommender Systems
VU Digital Humanism
Lecture and Exercise Course in Our Master Curricula
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Co-Chairholder, CDL RecSys
Vienna Gödel Lecture
Vienna Gödel Lecture
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Pedro Cabalar: Explaining a Representation
Pedro Cabalar talks about explainable AI and how we need an effort in knowledge representation to achieve explainability.
Responsible AI: Ricardo Baeza-Yates
Ricardo Baeza-Yates, renowned computer scientist and expert on implications of technology, talks about responsible AI.
Logic Lounge 2023: Bart Selman & Carla P. Gomes
This year’s Logic Lounge brings together two experts in AI and logic to delve into the field of Computational Sustainability.
Vienna Gödel Lecture 2023: Carla P. Gomes
Carla P. Gomes, AI expert and pioneer in Computational Sustainability talks about how we can create a sustainable future with AI.
Alexander Pretschner: Software Can Do Wrong
Alexander Pretschner talks about ethics in agile software engineering.
UNESCO Awards Chair on Digital Humanism to TU Wien Informatics
In research and teaching, ethical questions regarding the development of digital technology are of utmost importance.
Complexity Science Meets Digital Humanism
Complex Systems Science and Digital Humanism come together to analyze and design complex system with focusing on their societal impact.
Inauguration of the UNESCO Chair on Digital Humanism
TU Wien Informatics launches the first UNESCO Chair on Digital Humanism to address the ethical, societal, and political challenges of digital technology.
CAIML Symposium: Secret Ingredients for Improving AI
ChatGPT grips the public’s attention. With fueled debates in the media and explosively increased usage, it is crucial to understand how AI systems work.
Ann Light: Planet-Centric Design
What kind of societal transformation is needed to address climate breakdown and how can technology support it?
Gordana Dodig-Crnković: Research-Based Teaching Ethics
The expert on education in engineering and research ethics will talk about her teaching experience and how Digital Humanism shapes the field.
AI + Logic Week
Three public lectures by groundbreaking researchers in the field of artificial intelligence and logic – for experts and beginners alike.
Statement of the Digital Humanism Initiative on ChatGPT
Following the recent occurrence of ChatGPT, Helga Nowotny and George Metakides will outline a possible new online world.
ChatGPT – A Catalyst for What Kind of Future?
Read the statement of the Digital Humanism Initiative on ChatGPT and how the online world will change.
Gary Marcus: “On ChatGPT”
Gary Marcus is a prominent public voice on the development of AI. In this lecture, he will present his latest take on ChatGPT.
Cory Doctorow: “Seize the Means of Computation”
In this online lecture, Cory Doctorow will discuss the potential of a free and fair future of technology.
Our Experts on the Latest Developments in AI
ChatGPT is all over the news, and the advancement and challenges of AI are ever more apparent. Read about our latest media activities and upcoming events.
Tina Peterson: “Abstracted Power and Responsibility”
In this online lecture, Tina Peterson will talk about abstracted power and a greater sense of personal responsibility.
Engineering Education Futures: How will AI and ML transform higher education?
In this lecture, Arnold Pears will discuss how technology will shape the future of higher education and how we can use the potentials of this transformation.
AI for Good Isn’t Good Enough – A Call for Human-Centered AI
In this online lecture, James A. Landay will talk about user-, community-, and societally-centered AI and the need for multidisciplinarity.
Rocks, Flesh, and Rockets. A Political Ecology of AI
Kate Crawford maps the global impacts of large-scale computation on the environment, personal data, and human labor.
Insights for Society: New Research Unit for Data Science
The new Research Unit for Data Science at TU Wien Informatics is committed to using data for societal good.
Humanities Festival 2022
In our age of uncertainty, this festival offers transdisciplinary dialogue. On October 2, Dean Gerti Kappel speaks about the chances of Digital Humanism.
Digital Humanism Summer School
Join leading experts in informatics, social sciences, and humanities to collaborate on pressing issues of digital politics, economy, and technology.
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