This cross-sectional format addressed the question of how the increasing use of autonomous or semi-autonomous information technology systems affects the possibilities of individual and collective self-determination.
This cross-sectional format conducted research at the Weizenbaum Institute from 2017 to 2022. In the newly launched research program, research will henceforth be organised in 16 research groups. These will be flanked and supported by the new Weizenbaum Digital Science Center.
In the first phase, the members of the cross-sectional format focused on the interdisciplinary understanding of the concept of autonomy, the collection of relevant practical examples and the organization of a lecture series with numerous experts from different disciplines. In the second phase, the results were consolidated and prepared for the presentation to the broader public.
Following its lecture series, on this website the cross-section format “Autonomous systems & self-determination (ASSD)“ presents its lectures, discussions, presentations as well as further material by the invited speakers.read more
A selection of related publications from the Weizenbaum Institute on the topic of autonomous systems and self-determination can be found here.read more
To the current research program