Algorithmic systems are often publicly associated with a lack of transparency and a loss of human control. At the same time, networks like Bitcoin and its offspring enjoy unprecedented popularity. Being transparent both with respect to their inner workings and the data stored within them, such decentralized systems promise to abolish middlemen and trusted authorities and to thereby foster radical grassroots solutions.
This research group 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.
The research group conducted interdisciplinary research on the following and related questions, drawing on expertise from computer science, law, sociology and economics:
More specific research interests included:
Prof. Dr. Björn Scheuermann, Principal Investigator
Dr.-Ing. Martin Florian, Research Group Lead
The research group publishes developed software via GitHub and presents empirical data, analyses and interactive applications at: https://trudi.weizenbaum-institut.de/
Communication formats of the research group
Twitter: @JWI_TruDi GitHub: trudi-group
To the current research program