Stuttgart Research Focus

Interchange Forum for Reflecting on Intelligent Systems - IRIS

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Stuttgart Research Focus - Interchange forum for Reflecting on Intelligent Systems

We provide a platform for encouraging, developing, and instigating critical reflection on intelligent systems and their effects on society.

Founded in February 2021, the SRF IRIS offers a space for exchange across interdisciplinary and university boundaries. IRIS addresses sensitive topics such as skepticism about science, machine ethics, and privacy protection, and integrates them into the university's research landscape.

In alignment with the "Stuttgarter Weg" and the University's vision of “Intelligent systems for a sustainable society”, we have the perfect environment for providing exchange opportunities to discuss current ethical and societal challenges of intelligent systems, ranging from data ethics to informational self-determination to trustworthy AI, with partners from society and industry both within and outside the university.

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Where the SRF IRIS is involved at the University of Stuttgart:

People involved in the SRF IRIS:

SRF IRIS for Excellence

IRIS stands out from formats at other universities due to the diversity of the target group, the comprehensive range of engagement opportunities, and the collaboration with internationally renowned partners from industry, science and society. Among others, we are connected to the Cyber Valley and the Deutsches Literaturarchiv Marbach. This transdisciplinary interchange makes IRIS truly unique!

The SRF IRIS research focus is funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) as part of the Excellence Strategy of the German federal and state governments and the research fund of the University of Stuttgart.

IRIS Coordination Team

This image shows Tabea Berberena

Tabea Berberena

Scientific Coordinator of the Teaching and Learning Forum RISING

This image shows Sierra Kaiser

Sierra Kaiser

Scientific Coordinator of the SRF IRIS

This image shows Félicie Kohlrausch

Félicie Kohlrausch

Scientific Coordinator

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