Institute for Science and Ethics (IWE)

The IWE is a central research unit of the University of Bonn. Core objective is to contribute to an ethical reflection of current developments in medicine, science, and technology in order to facilitate the responsible use of new potentials emerging in these fields of human activity.

Sustainable AI Conference 2021
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Launch of the Bonn Sustainable AI Lab

The Sustainable AI Lab is a space for excellent researchers from different fields to work, collaborate, and brainstorm about the environmental, social, and economic costs of designing, developing, and using AI across society.

A short clip of the lab launch is available on YouTube.

Interviews, panels and podcasts with Aimee van Wynsberghe

latest: "KI und Wir – Was künstliche Intelligenz für unser Leben bedeutet / What artificial intelligence means for our lives" (January 2022)

next: "AI And Ethics: Can Machines Learn Morality?" (February, 8th 2022)

Partnership UNFCCC

The Sustainable AI Lab is partnering with the Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) to raise awareness on the topic of Sustainable AI

The corona crisis


Newspaper and radio contributions from Prof. Dr. Bert Heinrichs and Prof. Dr. Annette Dufner

Sustainable AI Conference

 

The University of Bonn launched the world's first International conference on the topic of "Sustainable AI" in June 2021.

The whole conference is now available on YouTube.

Data Pollution & Power
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Data Pollution & Power - Initiative

The Data Pollution & Power (DPP) Initiative explores the power dynamics that shape the data pollution of AI across the UN Sustainable Development Goals. We examine the data of AI as a human and natural resource in data eco-systems of power and consider actions and governance approaches that are intrinsically interrelated in systems of power and interests. The initiative is led by the independent senior researcher Gry Hasselbalch.
It is set up at the Bonn University’s Institute for Science and Ethics’ Sustainable AI Lab.
ArtScience Residency
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ArtScience Residency 2022 Open Call

Together with Ars Electronica the Art Collection Deutsche Telekom enables artistic research through science collaboration within the framework of the ArtScience residency. The goal is to exhibit an artwork dedicated to the challenging questions around digitalization and AI at the Ars Electronica Festival in September 2022.

Call for Papers

Special Issue 2022
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This Special Issue is designed to think about the sustainability of AI and aims at sparking discussion on the environmental, social and economic costs of designing, developing and using AI across society.

AI research at the IWE

Aimee van Wynsberghe
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Aimee van Wynsberghe has been chosen for Humboldt professorship „Applied Ethics of Artificial Intelligence“.

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Institut für Wissenschaft und Ethik 

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+49 228 / 73-8100

iwe@iwe.uni-bonn.de

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Institut für Wissenschaft und Ethik
Bonner Talweg 57
53113 Bonn
Germany

Sustainable AI Lab

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+49 228 / 73-8120

charlotte.bander@uni-bonn.de

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Institut für Wissenschaft und Ethik
Sustainable AI Lab
Bonner Talweg 57
53113 Bonn
Germany

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