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New AI Project: Desirable Digitalisation

Eine Wissenschaftlerin und ein Wissenschaftler arbeiten hinter einer Glasfassade und mischen Chemikalien mit Großgeräten.
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Conference in May 17-20, 2022: Superdeterminism and Retrocausality

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Event Series of the AI Research Group in the summer semester 2022

Current News of the CST

The senior fellowship position is part of the research project Desirable Digitalisation: Rethinking AI for Just and Sustainable Futures, a cooperation of the Center for Science and Thought at the University of Bonn and the Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence at the University of Cambridge, funded by the Mercator foundation. 

We are looking for a fellow starting in August/September for the duration of 2,5 years, extendable once.

For more information please click here.

On May 4, 2022 at 6 p.m., Stiftung Mercator will host a digital event in which Markus Gabriel will address questions about artificial intelligence (AI) and what it means for people: If we want to make AI use "human-centered" or "value-based," can we agree on values across cultures and countries? Why, for example, do Germans tend to be skeptical about the use of care robots, while they are widely used in Japan? And how can fundamental values such as the inviolability of human dignity, self-determination, and justice serve as guardrails for the development and use of AI systems? Journalist Svea Eckert will discuss these and other questions with Markus Gabriel at the digital Mercator Salon.

For more information on registration, please visit the CST website here, or the website of Stiftung Mercator and KI Biennale Essen.

We are looking for an office administrator (50% part-time) to support the project "Desirable Digitalisation: Rethinking AI for Just and Sustainable Futures" as soon as possible, contract limited until 31.12.2026. (Deadline: 01.05.2022)

To ensure AI supports core human values, the German philanthropic foundation Stiftung Mercator has awarded a €3.8 million grant to a collaboration between the Universities of Bonn and Cambridge. Led by Professor Markus Gabriel from the Institute for Philosophy at Bonn and Dr Stephen Cave from the Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence at Cambridge, the project, ‘Desirable Digitalisation: Rethinking AI for Just and Sustainable Futures’, places ethical principles at the heart of AI development.
The five-year project will start in April 2022, with the first of its biannual conferences taking place in early 2023. The core team of seventeen researchers at Cambridge and Bonn, as well as visiting professors, will work closely with a wide range of national and international partners.

Here you can find information regarding our Research.

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