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Luke Munn, Erich Prem: The Uselessness of AI Ethics
Luke Munn (University of Queensland) and Erich Prem (Universität Wien & eutema) discuss the potential and challenges of ethical AI systems.
Open Societies and Democratic Sustainability
IWM Digital Humanism Fellow Allison Stanger speaks about technological innovation and its impacts on the contemporary world.
Is AI Good or Bad for the Climate? It’s Complicated.
The DigHum Lecture Series is happy to have David Rolnick from McGill University give a talk on AI and its impacts on climate issues.
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.
Networking event for cross-border research & business cooperation between tech developers & adopters from Austria, Czechia, and Slovakia.
LogicLounge with Stuart J. Russell
AI expert Stuart J. Russell talks about why a superintelligent AI could destroy us all, and how we have to rethink AI’s benefits.
Eric Horvitz: “AI Advances, Responsibilities, and Governanc…
Eric Horvitz, Chief Scientific Officer at Microsoft, tells us about the potential costs of AI and corporate responsibilities.
Laura Devendorf: “Reconsidering Technology through the Lens…
Laura Devendorf tells us what weaving has to do with software development and how we can use it as a completely new way to look at design and interaction.
“Why We Rely on Badly Behaving Machines”
Toby Walsh tells us about the future of AI and why we should reconsider existing approaches to technology development.
Vienna Gödel Lecture 2022: Toby Walsh
Toby Walsh, AI expert and “rock star” of Australia’s digital revolution talks about machines behaving badly.
Explaining the Unexplainable
Edward A. Lee, distinguished computer scientist and expert on societal implications of technology, unravels the black boxes of machines and human minds alike.
Edward A. Lee: “Limits of Machines, Limits of Humans”
Edward A. Lee, distinguished computer scientist and expert on societal implications of technology, talks about the limits of explainable AI.
Edward A. Lee Awarded TU Wien Honorary Doctorate
TU Wien honors Lee for his outstanding achievements in computer sciences, philosophy of technology, and digital humanism.
Frances Haugen: “The Facebook Files”
Facebook whistleblower Francis Haugen will talk about accountability & transparency in Social Media.
The Hackers and Me: Hacking and Politics
Marco Squarcina talks about how to become a hacker, whether there is a hacker ethic, the present and future of cyberwars, and state-sponsored hacking.
Walking the Red Line – AI and Regulations
How can we regulate complex algorithmic systems? Law experts and computer scientists join forces to tackle the challenges of democratic technology development.
Algorithms. Data. Surveillance – Is There a Way Out?
Panelists Marc Rotenberg, Maximilian Schrems, and Christiane Wendehorst discuss democracy, digitalization, and ways to take action. Moderation by Josef Broukal.
Opening: Christian Doppler Lab for Recommender Systems
The new lab at the Institute for Information Systems Engineering deals with dynamic aspects of recommendations and domain-depended solutions.
Carles Sierra: “Responsible Artificial Intelligence”
Carles Sierra talks about responsible technology and how to counteract social fears of AI.
AI Ethics as Translational Ethics
David Danks talks about the ethical implications of AI and how we can create ethics specific to AI design, development, and deployment.
How AI may threaten political capacity of human intelligence
Benjamin Gregg talks about how some forms of artificial intelligence may one day threaten the political capacity of human intelligence.
Digital Humanism Fellowship Kick-off
TU Wien Informatics cooperates with the Institute for Human Sciences (IWM) to promote Digital Humanism research initiatives.
“Science Is Political!”
The war in Ukraine shows how urgent the debate about digital technologies is. The 4th DIGHUM workshop dealt with initiatives for a peaceful digital society.
DIGHUM 2022: Towards a Research and Innovation Roadmap
How to advance digital technologies towards realizing inclusion and democratic societies. The 4th Workshop on Digital Humanism.
Why AI is Harder Than We Think
Melanie Mitchell talks about why the development of long-promised AI tech has turned out to be much harder than many people expected.
Job Scenarios 2030: How the World of Work has Changed
Daniel Samaan talks about how the world of work will look like in 2030. Moderation by George Metakides.