The digital event on 26. and November 27, 2021

(HOW) CAN I LEARN AI?

The third edition of the KI & Wir * Convention will focus on the topic of KI literacy. The term refers to the need for basic AI competence in the broader population. “(How) can we learn AI?” Is the central question in view of a rapidly developing technology that arouses fear and uncertainty in many people rather than enthusiasm and acceptance.

Together we want to find answers to this question. As a conference, the first day of the convention offers space for lectures, workshops, webinars and discussions with AI experts from a wide variety of areas, from culture to politics to research and beyond. On day two, the focus is on “Do-it-yourself AI”: creative offers from the community, from DIY courses to artistic installations and interactive learning opportunities, invite you to try out, participate and learn.

To the program

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Program

Friday, November 26th, 2021

Moderation: Eva Wolfangel

10:00 – 10:30

Opening & greetings

Welcome!

Prof. Dr. Armin Willingmann, Ministry for Economy, Science and Digitization of the State of Saxony-Anhalt,
Ilka Bickmann, chair of science2public and convention leader

10:30 – 11:00

Keynote

AI literacy
11:00 – 12:00

Journalistic quartet

Talk with journalists about AI & politics
11:00 – 14:45

6 online panels on aspects of AI

Talks, discussions, project presentations:

KI IN DIALOGUE: HOW IS KI PERCEIVED BY CITIZENS IN EVERYDAY LIFE?

Speakers: Ludwig Reicherstorfer , Head of Communication iRights.Lab & Annika Runge , Communication and events iRights.Lab

Lecture and discussion with impulse and presentation of the “Citizens’ Dialogues” project
Topics, feedback and questions from the population as well as the organization of a stakeholder dialogue using the example of the “District Tour”, a project funded by the Berlin Senate Administration and carried out in 2020

ETHICS IN THE CONTEXT OF DIGITIZATION

Speaker: Jaana Müller-Brehm , Research and Projects, iRights.Lab

Lecture and discussion on algorithm-mediated discrimination

Presentation of the “Algo.Rules” project, which deals with ethics in the programming and design of algorithms

THE KI ETHICS LABEL

Speaker: Stina Lohmüller , Research and Projects, iRights.Lab

Presentation of the label as a solution against discrimination, among other things, interview on details of the ethics label with subsequent questions from the audience

AI & research – curated by the Society for Computer Science eV

– Digital Green Tech (talk)
– Turing test: what actually is intelligence? (Talk & Discussion)
– Interactive AI camp with the convention participants

AI & education – curated by AI campus

– What are AI competencies? And who needs them? (Talk)
– How can AI be taught in school? (Talk & Discussion)
– AI in the university context (talk & discussion)
– Learning by Doing – AI tools for everyone (workshop)

AI & Diversity – curated by Gunda Werner Institute for Feminism and Gender Democracy

– AI, Diversity & Economy (Talk)
– “AI – but how?” (Book presentation by Netzforma * eV)
– Strange AI imagery (talk & discussion with Not my Robots!)

AI & culture – curated by the Lower Saxony Foundation

– Curating with AI: knowledge management and use in museums, libraries etc. (talk & discussion)
– Visitor research with AI (project presentation)
– Creativity with AI (artist talk)
– Response (project presentation, discussion of the makers)

AI & economy – curated by Mittelstand 4.0 competence center Magdeburg

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Saturday, 11/27/2021 | Virtual AI DIY

10:00

opening

Welcome!

Ilka Bickmann, chair of science2public and convention leader

10:15 – 15:00

DIY AI

Interactive offers to inform, try out and participate:
KI track from the state universities of Saxony-Anhalt – curated by Prof. Dr. Matthias Ballod

Lectures, discussions, interactive exhibits, student projects and prototypes, presented by:
– Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg
– Otto-von-Guericke University Magdeburg
– Harz University of Applied Sciences
– Anhalt University of Applied Sciences
– Merseburg University of Applied Sciences
– Burg Giebichenstein University of Art in Halle
– Magdeburg-Stendal University of Applied Sciences

gallery

Virtual exhibition space for films, installations, etc.

Be part of the 3rd KI & Wir * Convention with your contribution! The Call for Participation is open until September 30, 2021 .