Together with the Weizenbaum Institute for the Networked Society, Freie Universität Berlin and Deutsches Haus at NYU, Technische Universität Berlin is hosting the symposium “Critical Stances towards AI: For a Critical and Self-Determined Approach to Digital Technology” in honor of what would have been Joseph Weizenbaum’s 100th birthday.
The event is taking place in New York City from 28 to 29 September 2023.
The three partners are looking to discuss topics the Berlin born computer science pioneer was deeply engaged with: the role of humans in AI, the role algorithmic platforms play for information in digital societies as well as an analysis of hypergiants in the internet ecosystem. Together with the audience, researchers from the Weizenbaum Institute and various North American institutions will debate the issue of AI development and usage from both social and environmental perspectives.
The symposium brings together alumni of the universities and non university research institutions involved in the Weizenbaum Institute: Technische Universität Berlin (TU Berlin), Freie Universität Berlin (FU Berlin), Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (HU Berlin), Universität der Künste Berlin (UdK), Universität Potsdam (UP), as well as the Fraunhofer Institute for Open Communication Systems (FOKUS) and the Berlin Social Science Center (WZB).
Detailed information about the event and the preliminary program can be found here: https://www.tu.berlin/en/go216460/
Places are limited, and prior registration is required. To register please refer to: https://events.tu-berlin.de/de/events/01872c96-d974-79c2-bcd5-274cafffeaab/apply
The registration deadline is 18 June 2023.
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