Artificial intelligence

The social consequences of artificial intelligence (AI) is widely discussed not just in the spheres of science and business but also in the media. Dr Gür-Şeker’s project ‘Künstliche Intelligenz und die Zukunft der Arbeit. Wie KI in den Online-Medien und Social Media dargestellt und wahrgenommen wird’ focuses on the way in which AI and the future of work are covered in German online media, online newspapers and social media. The study also analyses the issue from the perspective of media users, including current and future employees who discuss AI online. Dr Gür-Şeker aims to analyse linguistic factors, sentiment and attitudes across the relevant media by examining the used words and contexts (e.g., negative or positive language), thought patterns (e.g., arguments employed) and images (e.g., visualisation of robots etc) systematically (funding: Otto Brenner Stiftung, 2020–2021).

What is hidden behind the term ‘artificial intelligence’? How does our own university conduct its research into AI? An interfaculty lecture series on artificial intelligence (‘Künstliche Intelligenz zwischen Algorithmen und sozialen Praktiken. Interdisziplinäre Perspektiven’) organised by Dr. Gür-Şeker in the summer of 2020 provided an overview of the perspectives, methods and approaches to KI that are being researched, developed and/or applied at UDE. In 13 online lectures, listeners gained insight into current projects from eight faculties and got to know the interdisciplinary research area of AI.