Autonomous Systems & Self-Determination

This cross-sectional format addresses the question of how the increasing use of autonomous or semi-autonomous information technology systems affects the possibilities of individual and collective self-determination.

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.

  • Lecture Series ASSD

    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.

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  • Related Publications

    A selection of related publications from the Weizenbaum Institute on the topic of autonomous systems and self-determination can be found here.

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Overview Cross-Section Formats