Digital Media Lab Blog

November 7, 2019 Engineering Responsible Infrastructures: a summer school Infrastructures are political. This is a sentence, which will hardly be contested from scholars in science and technology studies or innovation research. Yet, if this is the case, how can we think of infrastructures in terms of responsibility and democratic values? And how can we open them for contestation and democratic discourse? These were the questions we have been tackling in our session at the summer school on HERSS.
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Von: Nikolaus Pöchhacker Tags:  Politics, Data, Values, Methodology, Summer school Kategorien:  Updates, Blog, Science, Events, Research, Methodology
June 21, 2019 Debating the ‘update-mode’: an update. Updates are part of our everyday life, they happen almost everywhere, and their absence can literally destroy the factual utility of a device. The multi-discipline debate series ‘update-modus’ wants to look at updates beyond empirical updates, raising the questions what an ‘update-modus’ might mean: making, tentative, preliminary, decisions, doing change, continuous incrementality, optimization, etc. Read more about the first debate of the series and don’t miss the upcoming events! Next one will take place on Tuesday 25th June 2019, debating temporality with/in update societies.
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Von: Peter Müller, Digital Media Lab Tags:  Event, Update, Digital, Social Order Kategorien:  Updates, Blog, Science, Events, Research, Science, Theory, Exchange
May 29, 2019 AI Ethics in Predictive Policing – DML@MCTS Public Lecture by Peter Asaro Predictive Policing is one of the paradigms of algorithmically enhanced statistical modelling. But is it also successful in preventing future crimes? Might other, less data-driven and more care-oriented approaches be a viable alternative? These questions were discussed by Peter Asaro in his well-attended – and well-received – evening lecture on 25 April, 2019. It was the second instalment of an interdisciplinary lecture series on topics in contemporary AI organised by the Digital Media Lab.
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Von: Hajo Greif Tags:  AI, Philosophy, Law, Machine Learning Kategorien:  Updates, Blog, Science, Events, Research, Science, Theory
March 12, 2019 The Comparative Psychology of Artificial Intelligence – DML@MCTS Public Lecture by Cameron Buckner What is the philosophical novelty of Deep Neural Networks (DNNs)? What distinguishes them from classical approaches in Artificial Intelligence (AI)? To what extent may DNNs serve as models of human cognition? What is their bearing on questions of transparency and explainability in AI? These questions were discussed by Cameron Buckner in his well-attended – and well-received – evening lecture on 1 March, 2019. It was the first instalment of an interdisciplinary...
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Von: Hajo Greif Tags:  AI, Transparency, Philosophy, Software, Theory Kategorien:  Updates, Blog, Science, Events, Research, Theory
February 27, 2019 Making Deep Neural Networks Transparent What are fair comparisons between the performances of Deep Neural Networks and the cognitive accomplishments of human beings and animals? Which idealizations and simplifications are permissible, and what are the possible limitations of DNNs with respect to...
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Von: Hajo Greif Tags:  Epistemology, AI, Philosophy Kategorien:  Updates, Events
September 9, 2018 Ducknography, meetings of diversities, and more STS relata at the EASST 2018 Well, dear readers, the EASST 2018 conference at Lancaster University, England, has already been for a while. However, I want to provide you with a few little impressions on this year’s EASST conference. In regard of the event’s...
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Von: Peter Müller Tags:  Interdisciplinary, EASST, Diversity, Hackathon Kategorien:  Blog, Conference Appearances, Events
December 17, 2016 Seeing and Noticing – Video Analysis in Action IV Since 2015, the working group for Video Analysis (Arbeitskreis Videoanalyse) is organizing workshops to discuss and reflect methodologically approaches of video analysis, develop new analytical perspectives and connect young scientists. Just a few weeks ago (04. /05. November) the MCTS hosted the 4th Workshop in Munich.
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Von: Andrea Geipel Tags:  Workshop, Video Analysis, Methodology Kategorien:  Allgemein, Updates, Blog, Events, Research, Methodology