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Events

The events of the Weizenbaum Institute focus on important topics of digitalization in order to promote the dialog between science and practice.

Upcoming events

17.04.2024

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

Lecture

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.

18.04.2024

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

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QPD

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.

18.04.2024

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

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Thursday Lunch Series

Designing and Funding New Research Networks

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

18.04.2024

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

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Workshop

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.

25.04.2024

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

Lecture

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.

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

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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.

23.09.2024 - 26.09.2024

09:00 Uhr - 16:00 Uhr | Berlin, detailed information on location and schedule will follow soon

Symposium

PhD Summer School 2024: Gender, AI and Inclusive Work

The summer school is a joint project between the Weizenbaum Institute and FES Future of Work and takes place annually. The number of places is limited to a maximum of 16 PhD students from Social Science or related disciplines. The selection of participants is based on peer review and the excellence…

Unsere Veranstaltungsformate

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Weizenbaum Conference
The annual conference of the Weizenbaum Institute brings together experts from various disciplines and on topics such as artificial intelligence, responsibility and sustainability, or digital independence from around the world.
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Weizenbaum Debate
The Weizenbaum Debate opens the space for controversial but respectful debates on the major challenges of digital society. Besides experts, everyone interested in digital politics is invited.
Weizenbaum Forum
With the Weizenbaum Forum, we open up our institute to concerns and views from politics, business and civil society. A wide audience is invited to this exchange between science and practice.
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Pizza and...
At Pizza and... people from the political sphere meet our researchers to talk about current digitalization topics while enjoying a pizza.
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Weizenbaum Movie Night
The Weizenbaum Movie Night features films on diverse topics of digitalization. We always invite experts or filmmakers to the screening with whom the audience can delve further into the issues.

Past Events

09.04.2024

18:00 Uhr - 19:30 Uhr | digital

Weizenbaum Forum

Digitalisierung stellt selbst „Digital Natives“ vor neue Herausforderungen

Anlässlich der Veröffentlichung des „Weizenbaum Reports 2024“ am 9.4.2024 werden in diesem Forum erste Befunde der repräsentativen Befragung der deutschen Bevölkerung von Ende 2023 vorgestellt. In der Diskussion richten wir einem besonderen Blick auf die Herausforderungen der Digitalisierung für…

08.04.2024

10:30 Uhr - 12:30 Uhr | Weizenbaum-Institut, Hardenbergstraße 32, Flexroom

Lecture

Book Presentation: Algorithm Institutionalism: the changing rules of social and political life

Don't miss the presentation of the new book by Virgilio Almeida: "Algorithm Institutionalism: the changing rules of social and political life" (Oxford University Press).

08.04.2024

10:00 Uhr - 12:00 Uhr | online

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Workshop

Workshop for Module 4 (QPD): Thinking like a…

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.

26.03.2024

16:00 Uhr - 18:00 Uhr | Weizenbaum Institute, Hardenbergstr. 32, 10623 Berlin

The Equality Machine – Book Presentation and Discussion

Renowned tech policy scholar, Orly Lobel, will be visiting the Weizenbaum Institute as a fellow this month. Join us in discussing her newest book: The Equality Machine. Harnessing Digital Technology for a Brighter, More Inclusive Future.

22.03.2024

09:00 Uhr - 17:00 Uhr | Weizenbaum Institute, Hardenbergstr. 32, 10623 Berlin

Symposium

Dynamics of Generative AI

Scholars from different fields – lawyers, economists, computer scientists, and social scientists – will be coming together at the Weizenbaum Institute to gather their knowledge around a central question: what will define the future of AI ecosystems?

12.03.2024

18:00 Uhr - 19:30 Uhr | digital

Weizenbaum Forum

Technologies of Normativism: AI Governance and the Body

How are individuals (de)classified, and (re)defined so that machines can perceive them, and what are the consequences?

01.03.2024

10:00 Uhr - 14:00 Uhr | online, Language: German

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Workshop

Workshop für Modul 3 (QPD): Einführung in die Wissenschaftskommunikation

Gemeinsam mit dem Bayerischen Forschungsinstitut für Digitale Transformation (bidt) und dem Center for Advanced Internet Studies (CAIS) bieten wir ein Qualifizierungsprogramm Digitalisierungsforschung (QPD) an, das verschiedene Workshops umfasst.

22.02.2024

14:00 Uhr - 15:00 Uhr | virtual, free participation

Plamadiso Talks

Industrial Data Sharing: The Unintended Consequences of the EU’s Data Act

We offer a first analytical study of the economic consequences of the Data Act, the new law forthcoming in the European Union that regulates access to the data produced by IoT devices. Let's talk about it and join us for the next PLAMADISO Talk with our guest Georgios Petropoulos

22.02.2024

10:00 Uhr - 16:00 Uhr | hybrid/online, Language: English

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Workshop

Workshop for Modul 2 (QPD): Introduction to Online Surveys

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.

15.02.2024

14:00 Uhr - 15:00 Uhr | virtual, free participation

Plamadiso Talks

Tackling Online Misinformation with Generative AI: A comparison of ChatGPT and Microsoft CoPilot

The talk will cover a recent study on the ability of two large language model (LLM)-based chatbots, ChatGPT and Bing Chat, rebranded to Microsoft Copilot, to detect veracity of political information.

13.02.2024

17:00 Uhr - 18:30 Uhr | digital

Weizenbaum Forum

Digitale Jugend: Chancen und Herausforderungen

Die digitale Jugend steht vor einzigartigen Chancen und Herausforderungen in einer Welt, die von Smartphone, Social Media und KI geprägt ist. Welche Auswirkungen hat u. a. die ständige Verfügbarkeit auf die heranwachsende Generation?

08.02.2024

14:00 Uhr - 15:00 Uhr | virtual, free participation

Plamadiso Talks

Position Statement of the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition on the Implementation of the Digital Markets Act

The Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition published a position statement on the implementation of the Digital Markets Act (DMA), laying down harmonised rules for core platform services provided or offered by gatekeepers.

08.02.2024

13:00 Uhr - 14:00 Uhr | Raum A0_02

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Thursday Lunch Series

Einfluss der Politisierung der digitalen Transformation auf unsere Forschung

Als Forschende digitaler Transformation arbeiten wir mit verschiedenen Vorgehensweisen und aus unterschiedlichen Positionen heraus. Darüber, wie sich die zunehmende Politisierung des Feldes auf unsere Forschung auswirkt, wollen wir ins Gespräch kommen. Mit Sebastian Koth.

29.01.2024

14:30 Uhr - 16:00 Uhr | online

Lecture

The Production of Algorithmic Prediction

As part of the series "Opportunities and Risks of Artificial Intelligence," WI researcher Ingmar Mundt talks about the use of predictive algorithms and the kind of knowledge they produce.

25.01.2024

13:00 Uhr - 14:30 Uhr | online

Lecture

"We’re at a turning point with enormous uncertainty': On the implications of Generative AI"

As part of the series "Opportunities and Risks of Artificial Intelligence," WI researcher Esther Görnemann will address the social challenges and ramifications in light of recent developments in the area of Generative Artificial Intelligence and Large Language Models.

09.01.2024

18:00 Uhr - 19:30 Uhr | digital

Weizenbaum Forum

Pandemien, Extremwetter, Großunfälle: Wie funktioniert gute Krisenkommunikation?

Klimabedingte Extremereignisse, Industrieunfälle, Terroranschläge oder Unfälle bei Großveranstaltungen verdeutlichen immer wieder die komplexen Abhängigkeiten zwischen Menschen, Technik und Infrastrukturen.

12.12.2023

18:30 Uhr - 19:00 Uhr | digital

Weizenbaum Forum

Zukunft gestalten mit Allzweck-Technologien (GPTs): Eine neue Ära der Innovation

General Purpose Technologies (GPTs) sind nicht nur Buzzwörter, sie sind Basisinnovationen wie das Internet oder KI, die u.a. grundlegende Veränderungen in der Wirtschaft antreiben. Wir beleuchten das Potenzial von GPTs in Bezug auf traditionelle Geschäftsmodelle.

11.12.2023

17:30 Uhr - 22:00 Uhr | Theater im Delphi, Gustav-Adolf-Straße 2, 13086 Berlin

Weizenbaum-Debate

W100

Weizenbaum Debate #2: KI in turbulenten Zeiten: Wie kann Innovation flexibel reguliert werden?

Die rasanten Fortschritte und die tiefgreifenden Auswirkungen von Künstlicher Intelligenz auf das Zusammenleben stoßen wichtige Debatten über die Regulierung technologischer Innovationen an. Wie können wir diese rasante Entwicklung angemessen bewerten und steuern?

28.11.2023

08:30 Uhr - 16:30 Uhr | virtuell via Zoom

Workshop

DigiMeet 2023

The Bavarian Research Institute for Digital Transformation (bidt), the Center for Advanced Internet Studies (CAIS) and the Weizenbaum Institute (WI), again co-organise DigiMeet, a forum for early career researchers with a focus on digitalisation-related topics.

23.11.2023 - 24.11.2023

08:00 Uhr - 12:00 Uhr | Flexraum (A1 04)

Workshop

Bewerbung auf eine Professur – Das Berufungsverfahren

Mit Rechtsanwalt Laurentius Oles, Justitiar für Hochschul- und Arbeitsrecht, Deutscher Hochschulverband (DHV)

14.11.2023

18:00 Uhr - 19:30 Uhr | digital

Weizenbaum Forum

Die ‚komplizierte‘ Beziehung zwischen Journalismus und digitalen Plattformen

Digitale Plattformen spielen eine entscheidende Rolle bei der Verbreitung von journalistischen Inhalten. So erreichen auch Nachrichten- und Dokumentationsformate auf Social Media-Plattformen hohe Reichweiten, was Medienorganisationen klare Vorteile bietet.

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03.11.2023 - 04.11.2023

14:00 Uhr - 15:00 Uhr | digital und vor Ort: Weizenbaum-Institut, Hardenbergstraße 32, 10623 Berlin

Workshop

W100

Weizenbaum's Worlds: Technological Change and Computer Criticism

On the occasion of Joseph Weizenbaum's 100th birthday, we are organizing a workshop that will focus on technological change and Weizenbaum's critique of computing in the United States and Germany between 1960 and 1990.

02.11.2023

17:00 Uhr - 20:00 Uhr | Grüner Salon in der Volksbühne Rosa-Luxemburg-Platz 2, 10178 Berlin

Berlin Science Week

Purple Code – Live at Berlin Science Week

We are thrilled to invite you to join us at the live recording of “Purple Code” at this year's Berlin Science Week in November. “Purple Code” is an innovative podcast exploring intersectional feminist perspectives on digital societies.

26.10.2023

15:05 Uhr - 12:05 Uhr

Applying for external funding opportunities

With our Fellow Dr T. J. Thomson, a senior lecturer at RMIT and an Australian Research Council DECRA Fellow. His research is united by its focus on visual communication.

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