Three Bamberg researchers discuss how AI research can benefit from interdisciplinary collaboration. Even the speech recognition software Siri gets a word in.
AI in aviation presents legal challenges alongside technical ones. Researchers at KU Eichstätt-Ingolstadt are working to develop ethical guidelines that could support the adoption of new technologies.
Researchers at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have developed autonomous driving software which distributes risk on the street in a fair manner. The algorithm contained in the software is considered to be the first to incorporate the 20 ethics recommendations of the EU Commission expert group, thus making significantly more differentiated decisions than previous algorithms. Operation of automated vehicles is to be made significantly safer by assessing the varying degrees of risk to pedestrians and motorists. The code is available to the general public as Open Source software.
The CRISPR/Cas genome editing technique has sparked a revolution in medical procedures involving genetic modification. This poses a number of legal, ethical and biomedical challenges. To address these, a team of researchers headed by the legal scholar Professor Hans-Georg Dederer has launched a new, interdisciplinary BMBF cluster project at the University of Passau, which has been awarded a grant of 1.2 million euros by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). The team includes researchers from Hannover Medical School as well as ethicists at the University of Bonn.
Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier has awarded Dr. Hanza Diman from Benin, alumnus of the University of Bayreuth, the Order of Merit of the Federal Republic of Germany on the occasion of German Unification Day 2022. During a ceremony themed "Building Bridges", the graduate of the Bayreuth International Graduate School of African Studies (BIGSAS) accepted the award today, 30 September 2022, at Bellevue Palace in Berlin. Together with him, 20 other persons were honoured with the Federal Cross of Merit for their public commitment.
The use of artificial intelligence in medicine offers new ways for making more precise diagnoses and relieving doctors from routine tasks. How well do doctors really have to understand this technology to develop the "right” measure of trust in such systems? And does the use of AI lead to any ethically relevant changes in the doctor-patient relationship? It is answers to these and similar questions that a project headed by the THI Ingolstadt and the Catholic University Eichstätt-Ingolstadt (KU) will be working on.
By today’s signing of their cooperation agreement, the University of Augsburg (UNIA), the Munich School of Philosophy (HFPH) and the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have laid the foundation stone for the joint “Center for Responsible AI Technologies”, which will bring philosophical, ethical and social science issues into the development of AI technologies in an integrated approach to research. Supported by three newly created professorships at UNIA, TUM and HFPH and financed by “Hightech Agenda Bayern”, the new cross-location center will make a valuable contribution to socially responsible and trustworthy AI innovations.
Reflecting on place and space in the face of global movements, national demarcation and borderless communication is the focus of the new research training group "Practicing Place: Sociocultural Practices and Epistemic Configurations" at the Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt (KU), which has now officially opened with a kick-off event. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, the ceremony took place in a hybrid format with a limited on-campus audience. The young researchers that come together in the training group, are from India, Mexico, Brazil, Colombia, Great Britain, the USA, France and Spain, among other countries.
The Federal Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection (BMJV), together with leading companies, has published a code on corporate digital responsibility, a comprehensive definition of company responsibility in the field of digitalisation. Prof. Dr. Dr. Alexander Brink, Professor for Business Ethics at the University of Bayreuth, has lent his expert assistance to the development of these guidelines together with Dr. Frank Esselmann from concern GmbH, a spin-off of the University of Bayreuth, on behalf of BMJV. One of the central concerns dealt with by the code is the transparent handling of customer data.
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The University of Augsburg and the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich invite applications for 12 Doctoral Positions in their new International Doctorate Program (IDK) funded by the Elite Network of Bavaria. Deadline: April 15, 2021.