Alcoholism and unemployment lead to a vicious circle: If you are unemployed, you are more likely to fall prey to an addiction - and if you are addicted, you are more likely to lose your job. “That is why employment is a core element for success in the rehabilitation of alcoholics. However, only a minority asks for a vocational rehabilitation after they have completed medical rehab”, says Prof. Dr. Joachim Thomas, holder of the Chair of Psychological Diagnosis and Intervention at the Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt (KU).
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.
Using data from the German version of the quiz show "Who wants to be a millionaire?", Professor Carolin Häussler, innovation researcher at the University of Passau, and her former doctoral student, Dr. Sabrina Vieth, have been investigating when people in the digital age resort to which problem-solving strategies.
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.
Do we have our best ideas while walking? Indeed, but even small movements while sitting improve creativity, as two researchers have discovered.
Landshut University of Applied Sciences is conducting nationwide research into digital counselling services in the field of eating disorders and wants to support professionals and those affected with the help of guidelines
In liberal-leaning municipalities, there is an increased probability of far-right demonstrations in the wake of unexpectedly strong election results by right-wing populists. This is one of the insights from an investigation based on electoral results of the AfD party in Germany. The study reveals a surprise effect on the part of people who previously believed that their attitudes were less socially acceptable.
Seeing masked people can activate pre-existing fear of coronavirus infection. A more positive image for masks could remedy the situation.
What motivates Indonesian farmers to convert to organic farming in the long-term? Can the environment be protected and the productivity of the farms be preserved or even increased with the help of digital technology and knowledge? A team of economists from the University of Passau is exploring these questions in two field studies – and is receiving funding for this from the German Research Foundation (DFG) and the German Federal Environmental Foundation (DBU).
The German Research Foundation (DFG) is setting up 14 new research training groups (RTGs) throughout Germany to further support researchers at the early stages of their career. On Monday, the DFG gave the University of Passau the go-ahead for one such RTG. From October 2022, the Research Training Group "Digital Platform Ecosystems" will be the University’s pivotal hub for leading-edge, international, and interdisciplinary research and advanced academic qualifications around a central phenomenon of the digital economy.