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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Oct 18, 2023 Digital Humanism, Grant, WWTF Neumann receives the WWTF VRG Grant to found a new research group on trustworthy recommender systems for online social networks.
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.
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
Public Call to Deliberate and Act on Technological Development
Ongoing Series of Online Events, Lectures, and Discussions
Open Access Book with Essays from Computer Science, Law and Humanities
Center for Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
Cooperation with the Institute for Human Sciences (IWM)
Public Lecture Series on How Technology Shapes the World We Live In
Christian Doppler Lab for Recommender Systems
Lecture and Exercise Course in Our Master Curricula
Want to talk to real people about the challenges we face? Here are the leading experts and primary contacts for all our Digital Humanism initiatives.
Co-Chairholder, CDL RecSys
Vienna Gödel Lecture
Vienna Gödel Lecture
Recent highlights, events, and news from all our
Digital Humanism initiatives.
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Anu Bradford: Digital Empires - The Global Battle to Regulate Technology
Anu Bradford talks about the global battle to regulate technology.
Can Machines Save the World?
We’re challenging the pessimistic narrative on AI. In a thought-provoking symposium hosted by TU Wien and IWM, experts discussed fears, threats, and benefits.
From Joseph Weizenbaum to ChatGPT
Critical Encounters with Dazzling AI Technology, explained by Christiane Floyd.
Stefan Neumann to Establish Vienna Research Group
Neumann receives the WWTF VRG Grant to found a new research group on trustworthy recommender systems for online social networks.
Rainer Mühlhoff: Predictive Privacy
Rainer Mühlhoff explains the risks of secondary use of trained ML models regarding the privacy.
An interdisciplinary discussion about computers and revolution in Allendes Chile, hosted by Wiener Zeitung, the Digital Humanism Summer School and Angewandte.
Katta Spiel Wins ERC Starting Grant
With their project ACCESSTECH, Katta Spiel revolutionizes how we approach accessibility in the digital age.
Pedro Cabalar: Explaining a Representation
Pedro Cabalar talks about explainable AI and how we need an effort in knowledge representation to achieve explainability.
“Don’t Humanize AI!”
Ricardo Baeza-Yates, international AI expert, unravels why AI is acting irresponsibly and what we can do about it.
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.
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