31. August 2022

Kick-Off-Event Kick-Off-Event

Friday, September 23, 2022
9:30 AM 3:30 PM
Center for Science and Thought, University of Bonn Konrad-Zuse-Platz 1-3 Bonn, NRW, 53227 Germany

A kick-off event for the ‘Desirable Digitalisation: AI for Just and Sustainable Futures’ research program – a collaboration between the Universities of Cambridge and Bonn, funded by the Mercator Foundation – including online talks open to the general public.

‘Desirable Digitalisation: Rethinking AI for Just and Sustainable Futures’ is a collaborative research program between the Universities of Cambridge and Bonn funded by the Mercator Foundation in Germany that will explore how to design AI (artificial intelligence) and other digital technologies in a responsible way, prioritising the questions of social justice and environmental sustainability.

The formal kick-off of the 5-year research program will take place on 23 September, 2022.

You can join us remotely to participate in the hybrid elements of the event.
Please note that the times provided below are for the CEST timezone (Amsterdam, Paris, Berlin, Rome, Warsaw).


9:30   Arrival of attendees

1) OPENING (online/in person)

10:00  Opening Address by Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Michael Hoch, Rector of the University of Bonn

10:10 Opening Address by Professor Anne Ferguson-Smith, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research, University of Cambridge

10:20 Opening Address by Mona Neubauer, State Minister for Economics, Industry, Climate Protection and Energy for NRW

10:30 Opening Address by Dr Wolfgang Rohe, Chairman of the Executive Board of Stiftung Mercator



10:40 Desirable AI: Current developments and future goals. Roundtable discussion.

Moderation: Carla Hustedt, Stiftung Mercator, Director Centre for Digital Society; Panel: European AI
Fund, Prof. Aimee van Wynsberghe, Dr. Stephen Cave.


11:10   Professor Markus Gabriel: Anthropological perspectives

11:25   Dr Kanta Dihal: Intersectional perspectives

11:45   Professor Aimee van Wynsberghe: Practical approaches

12:00   Q&A





13:45     Lightening talks by:

Dr Audrey Borowski, Dr Eleanor Drage, Tomasz Hollanek, Dr Ana Ilievska, Dr Kerry Mackereth, Dr Rune Nyrup, Dr Dorian Peters, Dr Apolline Taillandier

14:25    Poster Presentations and Discussion

16:00    Finish

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