Junior researchers' conference: “Artificial Intelligence and Understanding the World“

September 30th till October 2nd, 2020


Artificial intelligence is changing our world. It is at the centre of profound technical and media changes. Its diverse applications are already having an impact on numerous areas of life, from politics and business to science and the everyday world. Artificial intelligence shapes our actions in the world as well as our ideas about the world and not least about ourselves. What opportunities and challenges arise from the changes that AI brings with it? Which practical, social, legal and ethical questions must be considered and possibly renegotiated when dealing with AI? And: How can science and technology studies contribute to a reflection on AI in society as a whole? The joint conference of the Leopoldina Center for Science Research and the junior researcher initiative INSIST addresses these and other questions and offers space for discussion in various formats on the role of artificial intelligence in present and future societies.


Leopoldina Centre for Science Research, Emil-Abderhalden-Straße 36, 06108 Halle (Saale), Reading room.


Martin Carrier, Julia Engelschalt, Rainer Godel, Gabriele Gramelsberger, Franz Kather, Carsten Reinhardt, Christian Vater. In cooperation with the Leopoldina Center for Science Studies and INSIST Interdisciplinary Network for Studies Investigating Science and Technology

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