Artificial intelligence accompanies our everyday life, it drives technical innovations and is increasingly becoming part of the educational world. Intelligent systems are often ascribed the competence of objective decision-making, however, numerous examples prove that these systems are created with the influence of our conscious and unconscious biases, among other things. The teaching and learning forum RISING is there to initiate reflection processes in all courses of study and to sensitize students to the social implications of prejudiced intelligent systems.
The teaching and learning forum RISING is part of the SRF IRIS and funded by the excellence package of the German Research Foundation.
The major goal to be achieved by RISING is a holistic implementation of the critical reflection of intelligent systems and their societal implications.
In plain language, what impact can intelligent systems have on our society and where do they come from? How are they influenced? What makes them tick? What role do unconscious biases play in artificial intelligence and what does that mean for us?
Through digitalization, this topic now affects everyone and has become an unavoidable aspect of our everyday lives. That is why we, at the University of Stuttgart, want to sensitize our students to this and prepare them for a new future. Not only should their horizons be broadened but they should also gain new perspectives through reflection. This will ultimately bring about goal-oriented progress in their later (professional) environment and enable a new, inclusive and welcoming culture of togetherness, mindfulness and respect.
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