"Really unfair!? This is how discriminatory AI can be" | Workshop with Susanne Rentsch


Artificial intelligence can already do almost everything that we humans can do: Writing texts, painting pictures, driving cars, making phone calls – and unfortunately also: excluding and discriminating against people. This is a big problem, because AI is supposed to help us improve our society, not make it more unjust! In the workshop, we will take a closer look at what artificial intelligence actually means, how diverse the areas of application of AI are in our society, where and why people are disadvantaged by it, and what can be done about it.

The workshop will be led by Susanne Rentsch, who, after completing her teaching degree in mathematics and social studies, has been working as a research assistant at the Chair for Didactics of Civic Education at the TU Dresden since 2020. As a doctoral fellow at the Schaufler Lab@TU Dresden, she focuses on artificial intelligence and discrimination from a political didactics perspective.

The workshop is open to all interested and is also suitable for teens.

Registration: required at event@hmkv.de
Costs: free of charge
Language: German
Duration: approx. 1.5 hours
Location: online (link will be sent to you after registration)


Schaufler Lab@TU Dresden
Since April 2020, the Schaufler Lab@TU Dresden is the forum for the forward-looking dialogue between science, art and society at the Technische Universität Dresden (TUD). It is jointly supported by TUD and The Schaufler Foundation and combines a graduate program for young researchers from the humanities and social sciences with an artist-in-residence program. In the Lab, the fellows investigate current technologies and their origins and effects on modern living environments together and in transdisciplinary exchange with the artists in residence as well as researchers from the STEM faculties of the TUD.

The "Center for Tactile Internet with Human-Machine Interaction" at TU Dresden aims to take collaboration between humans and machines to a new level. In the future, humans should be able to interact in real time with networked automated systems in the real or virtual world. To achieve this goal, scientists from the TU Dresden in the fields of electrical engineering and communications technology, computer science, psychology, neuroscience and medicine are working together with researchers from the TU Munich, the German Aerospace Center and the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft as well as international scientific institutions in the Cluster of Excellence CeTI. Interdisciplinarily, they explore key areas of human control in human-machine cooperation, software and hardware design, sensor and actuator technologies, and communication networks. The research is the basis for novel applications in medicine, industry (Industry 4.0, Co-working) and the 'Internet of Competencies' (education, rehabilitation)


Image credit: Opening of the exhibition "House of Mirrors" (09 April - 31 July 2022) on 08 April 2022, HMKV at Dortmunder U. Photo: Daniel Sadrowski

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