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Newly established RHET AI Center to focus on the societal impacts of artificial intelligence

05 July 2021 News Tübingen

The center will explore ways of facilitating a well-informed public debate

Artificial intelligence (AI) poses enormous social, cultural, and ethical challenges. This raises a number of pressing questions with regards to how (self-)learning systems work and can be used, the risks and opportunities of AI, what interaction between intelligent systems really means, and how automated decision-making systems can alter public discourses.

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Public Engagement Events in Summer and Fall

21 June 2021 Blog Post Tübingen/Stuttgart

Overview of current dialog formats

We want to understand your perspective on AI – and we would like to give as many people as possible the opportunity to interact with Cyber Valley researchers. There are many opportunities for this in the summer and fall.


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“The diversity of perspectives is incredibly valuable”

21 May 2021 News

Interview with Christina Elmer, Cyber Valley Journalist in Residence

Christina Elmer gains deep insight into the work of the Cyber Valley research consortium as the first participant in the “AI and Journalism” journalist-in-residence program. During her stay, the deputy head of development at the news magazine “Der Spiegel” will be looking into the exciting question of how AI can be communicated.

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Your questions for artificial intelligence

17 May 2021 Blog Post

Invitation to the survey of the “AI and Journalism” journalist in residence program

How does artificial intelligence feel in everyday life? Hard to say! For people without expert knowledge, it is often hard to understand where they come into contact with learning systems. At the same time, however, they learn from public discussion that AI systems can now take over all kinds of tasks or even decisions. Translating speech into text, analyzing satellite images, selecting borrowers, to name just three examples. Many areas of application, little transparency – this causes uncertainty. And those who want to learn more about the technology often search in vain for the exciting details.

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New podcast online: AI in the world of work

05 May 2021 News

The latest episode of the podcast “Direktdurchwahl” podcast is now available

The use of artificial intelligence (AI) in the world of work has already begun. Combined with increasing digitization, AI will change the working lives of many. While some traditional professions and business models will disappear, completely new ones will emerge. One thing is clear: work as we know it is on the cusp of a fundamental transformation.

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“I see myself as a moderator who organizes dialog”

08 April 2021 News Tübingen

Eight questions for Patrick Klügel, Cyber Valley Public Engagement Manager

The Cyber Valley Public Engagement Program was recently launched with several activities, which aim to make science more accessible by promoting dialog between society and AI researchers. We spoke to Patrick Klügel, Cyber Valley public Engagement Manager, about his role in moderating this dialog.

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Ready, steady, go!

07 April 2021 Press Release

National AI competition enters new round

This year, students can once again demonstrate their skills and implement their ideas using the tools of artificial intelligence (AI). The national AI competition (Bundeswettbewerb KI, BWKI) opens its doors for the third time and invites students from secondary schools to deal with AI.

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Cyber Valley launches public engagement initiative

18 March 2021 Press Release Tübingen/Stuttgart

The research consortium’s “AI and Society – Exploring Possible Futures” activities are set to be rolled out in March

Set to be launched this month, Cyber Valley’s public engagement initiative aims to make research in the field of artificial intelligence (AI) more accessible and to promote dialog between society and AI researchers. Initial activities were announced on Thursday at a meeting of the Tübingen City Council. The “AI and Society: Exploring Possible Futures” activities will run on a regular basis and comprise a range of formats that are targeted at a broad range of social groups.

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Public Advisory Board publishes mission statement

08 December 2020 News

Independent committee defines core task, contexts, and consequences of its work

The Cyber Valley Public Advisory Board (PAB) has formulated its missions statement, which defines the independent committee’s core task, as well as the contexts in which it operates and the consequences of its work. Founded in 2019, the PAB’s central role is to evaluate the ethical and social implications of research projects that receive support from Cyber Valley Research Fund.

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The Cyber Valley Public Advisory Board elects Deputy Spokesperson

17 March 2020 Press Release

The election took place at the board's third meeting on March 5, 2020

The Cyber Valley Public Advisory Board met for the third time on 5 March 2020 and elected Prof. Dr. Dr. Ulrich Hemel as deputy speaker. Professor Hemel is Director of the World Ethos Institute in Tübingen.

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The Cyber Valley Public Advisory Board elects Spokesperson

14 November 2019 News

Professor Regina Ammicht Quinn is now PAB spokesperson

The election took place at the PAB's second meeting on November 13, 2019

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Das neue Cyber Valley Public Advisory Board legt Roadmap fest

18 September 2019 News

Das PAB tagt zum ersten mal in Tübingen

In der ersten Sitzung des neu eingerichteten Public Advisory Boards definierten die Mitglieder die Hauptaufgaben des Gremiums.

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Cyber Valley establishes Public Advisory Board

27 August 2019 Press Release

The independent committee is involved in the selection of research projects, evaluating them with regard to their ethical and social implications. The Cyber Valley research consortium thus creates an additional element of transparency.

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