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2022 Science Year – Participate!: We are on board!

January 18, 2022

The University of Stuttgart (with the Interchange Forum for Reflecting on Intelligent Systems – IRIS – and the International Center for Cultural and Technological Studies – IZKT) participates in a nationwide initiative that aims to strengthen citizen participation in scientific and political development processes. Our project “Questions to Colleague AI” was developped together with the Hochschule der Medien (Stuttgart Media University). It is one of 25 projects funded by the BMBF (German Federal Ministry of Education and Research).
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Questions to Colleague AI

Our project “Questions to Colleague AI” will foster the debate on Artificial Intelligence. A specially established citizens council, a public debate series and a transdisciplinary teaching project will encourage citizens to articulate their views and questions on Artificial intelligence in the working world. On the other hand it will allow experts to respond to and learn of citizens’ views and questions. Some of the discussions will be moderated by an artificial intelligence called “Sophie”. Civil society initiatives from Baden-Württemberg will be consulted and will engage in this process as well. In this way, the dialogue between citizens and AI experts is meant to contribute to the public debate of our society on consequences, challenges and potentials of AI. Thereby it ought to provide new sources of inspiration for the future course of science, AI technology and communication.

The project “Questions to Colleague AI” will be opened on 1 February, 7.30 pm at the Stuttgart City Library.
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"Questions to colleague AI" is a joint project of the University of Stuttgart: Interchange Forum for Reflecting on Intelligent Systems (IRIS), International Centre for Cultural and Technological Studies (IZKT) and the Hochschule der Medien (Stuttgart Media University): Crossmedia Editorial/Public Relations course. Cooperation partners are: Stuttgart City Library, Forum Soziale Technikgestaltung beim DGB Baden-Württemberg, Chaos Computer Club Stuttgart e.V., AG Smart City - Digitalisation, Ethics and Participation in the Forum of the IBA`27, HORADS 88,6, die ZukunftsReporter (c/o

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One of the key parts of this Science Year is the “IdeenLauf” (flow of ideas) which will serve to open up new cutting-edge fields for research and research policy. Ask your questions anytime between 14 January and 15 April 2022.
More on this can be found here (in German).

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