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Weizenbaum Report 2024

Unsere jährliche Studie zu politischer Partizipation in der Digitalisierung nimmt dieses Mal die Einstellung von Nutzer:innen zu KI genauer in den Blick.

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Event: Ensuring Ethical AI

In his presentation on 25 April, Prof. Nicholas Berente proposes a pragmatic, procedural method for addressing ethical issues in AI, emphasizing cognitive processing for moral decision-making.

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Der Hype um Künstliche Intelligenz

Rainer Rehak hat die Zukunftsfantasien und Angstvorstellungen in den Debatten rund um KI näher untersucht. Er erzählt im Interview, wie wir stattdessen reale Gefahren im Blick behalten.

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A brightly coloured illustration which can be viewed in any direction. It has many elements to it working together: men in suits around a table, someone in a data centre, big hands controlling the scenes and holding a phone, people in a production line. Motifs such as network diagrams and melting emojis are placed throughout the busy vignettes.

Interview: Gender inequality & politics

We spoke to political sociologist Catherine Bolzendahl about the gendered differences in political participation, and why men seem to benefit more from online spaces than women.

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Die Forschungsschwerpunkte



14:00 Uhr - 16:00 Uhr | Weizenbaum-Institut, Hardenbergstraße 32, Flexroom


Book Presentation: The Politics of Becoming - Anonymity and Democracy in the Digital Age

New digital means of communication offer new prospects for radical democracy. They create new opportunities for participation and inclusion as well as possibilities to express our inner diversity by creating multiple selves online.


10:00 Uhr - 15:00 Uhr | Room: A0_02, hybrid



Workshop for Module 2 (QPD): Research Ethics – Principles and Practice in Digitalization Research

In the age of digitalization and according research, new questions regarding research ethics arise. Be it when planning a study, during data collection, or when storing and analyzing data: It is important to ensure that ethical principles and guidelines are followed and kept up-to-date.


13:00 Uhr - 14:00 Uhr | Room: A0_12


Thursday Lunch Series

Designing and Funding New Research Networks

Explore and discuss approaches to building and funding interdisciplinary research networks.


17:30 Uhr - 19:00 Uhr | Berlin Open Lab, Universität der Künste, Einsteinufer 43, 10587 Berlin

Panel Discussion

Change Agents exploring inter-institutional collaborations

The EU-funded Change Agents project invites you to project presentations and discussions.

19.04.2024 - 26.04.2024

09:00 Uhr - 17:00 Uhr | online, Language: English




Workshop for Module 3 (QPD): Visualizing Science - Graphical Abstracts

Together with the Bavarian Research Institute for Digital Transformation (bidt) and the Center for Advanced Internet Studies (CAIS), we offer a Qualification program in digitalization research (QPD), which includes various workshops.


17:00 Uhr - 18:30 Uhr | Weizenbaum Institute, Hardenbergstraße 32, 10623 Berlin, Room: Event Hall


Ensuring Ethical AI: Guardrails without a Human in the Loop

This talk will be given by Weizenbaum Fellow Nicholas Berente, Professor of IT, Analytics, and Operations at the University of Notre Dame's Mendoza College of Business.

23.05.2024 - 24.05.2024

13:00 Uhr - 15:30 Uhr | Weizenbaum-Institut, Hardenbergstraße 32, 10623 Berlin


Expertise in digitaler Transformation

Tagung der Forschungsgruppe „Reorganisation von Wissenspraktiken“ in Kooperation mit der DGS-Sektion „Wissenschafts- und Technikforschung“.

17.06.2024 - 18.06.2024

10:00 Uhr - 19:00 Uhr | Silent Green Kulturquartier in Berlin

Weizenbaum Conference

Weizenbaum Conference 2024: Uncertain journeys into digital futures

The Weizenbaum Institute is organizing its sixth Annual Conference: “Uncertain journeys into digital futures: Inter- and transdisciplinary research for mitigating wicked societal and environmental problems”. The conference will take place at Silent Green Kulturquartier in Berlin from 17 to 18 June…

08.07.2024 - 10.07.2024

10:00 Uhr - 11:30 Uhr | Day 1 starts at 10, day 3 ends at 11:30


PhD Research Retreat 2024

The Research Retreat has been part of the Institute’s programme since the outset. It takes place once a year over a period of three to five days providing a space for researchers to work on theses or other collaborative projects without outside distraction.

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