Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier and HBI Director Prof Dr Wolfgang Schulz
discussed strategies for overcoming the ethical challenges of digitalisation. The event marked the end of the two-year project "Ethics of Digitalisation"
Monday, 07.02.2022, from 10:30 a.m.
Schloss Bellevue and Livestream (link on the website of the Office of the Federal President)
In addition to Wolfgang Schulz, other representatives of the institutions involved in the project presented their findings at Schloss Bellevue and discussed their relevance and significance with the Federal President afterwards.
- Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier
- Sandra Cortesi, Fellow and Director "Youth and Media", Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University
- Carla Hustedt, Head of the Digitised Society Division, Stiftung Mercator
- Malavika Jayaram, Executive Director, Digital Asia Hub
- Wolfgang Schulz, Research Director, HIIG and HBI
About the Project
For two years, an international, interdisciplinary team researched ethical challenges posed by digitalisation and strategies to overcome them. How should chatbots be programmed to communicate in a non-discriminatory way? What rules must apply when programming AI so that it serves the good of all? How do we design the algorithms that shape our society? The findings can be read in the project report (in German)
Under the umbrella of the NoC (Global Network of Internet and Society Research Centers), the HBI and the Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society (HIIG)
are the coordinating centres, while the Berkman Klein Center at Harvard University and the Digital Asia Hub are also involved as project partners. The project is funded by the Mercator Foundation. Frank-Walter Steinmeier was the patron of this project.
Photo: Federal Government / Stefanie Loos
(03 February 2022)