TU Wien Informatics

20 Years

2nd ACM Digital Humanism Summer School

  • 2023-09-04
  • Summer School

Join leading experts in informatics, social sciences, and humanities to collaborate on pressing issues of digital politics, economy, and technology.

Digital Humanism is an interdisciplinary field that examines the complex interplay between technology and humankind with the aim of creating a better society and improving our lives. It recognizes that an interdisciplinary approach is necessary, breaking down disciplinary silos and integrating humanities, social, technical, and engineering sciences.

The summer school covers a range of topics related to the intersection of technology, ethics, and society. Participants will explore the technical foundations of large language models, discuss the philosophical and ethical implications of these models, and learn about explainable AI, among other subjects. Additionally, the program emphasizes the importance of participation and diverse perspectives. It explores the impact of generative AI on government and the state, as well as discussing how AI can contribute to addressing climate and sustainability challenges. These topics will be introduced by internationally renowned experts, including George Metakides (Digital Enlightenment Forum), Erich Prem (eutema and University of Vienna), Viola Schiaffonati (Politecnico di Milano), Edward A. Lee (UC Berkeley), Allison Stanger (Middlebury College), Paul Timmers (Oxford University and European University), David Rolnick (McGill University), and Anna Bon (VU Amsterdam).

The summer school is organized by the Digital Humanism Initiative, Center for Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning (CAIML) and TU Wien Informatics.

A limited number of scholarships, including registration fee waivers and full scholarships, are awarded on the basis of merit and financial need. Furthermore, ACM will provide free 1-year memberships for all students attending the school. Deadline for applications is July 21, 2023.

Find all details on program, speakers, and the application process here.

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