How is Artificial Intelligence Changing Science?
Research in the Era of Learning Algorithms
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On June 2, 2023, Andreas Sudmann held a talk at SCAI (Sorbonne Center for Artificial Intelligence, Sorbonne U, Paris) during his research stay in Paris on Subsymbolic AI and Epistemic Transformations. Research in the Era of Learning Algorithms.
ZOOM, May 15, 2023
Epistemological potentials: AI, robots and sensors
Workshop of the Working Group Data and Networks of the German Media Studies Association (in German)
Update: Due to strike-related limited public transport on May 15, the workshop was held online via Zoom.
„Edge AI“ is the name of a technical approach that is currently trending across domains: Implementing AI, more precisely: data-driven and adaptive systems, in a decentralised manner, for example in robots and sensors, independent of a continuous connection to a cloud.
Indeed, it cannot be ignored that the epistemic context of robots, sensors and AI is becoming increasingly important for thinking about the socio-technical conditions of digital cultures in the 21st century. Accordingly, it represents an extraordinary challenge for media studies of science and technology – not only for a history of the present as a media-historical and media-theoretical project, but for transdisciplinary efforts to reflect on its methodological and empirical complexity in general.
The workshop is a cooperation of the HiAICS research group, the Institute of Media Studies at the Ruhr University Bochum, and the Collaborative Research Centre „Virtual Living Environments“ (SFB 1567).
Deutschlandfunk Kultur, May 4, 2023
As part of a radio feature on the uses of artificial intelligence in the sciences, Andreas Sudmann gave an interview to German public broadcaster Deutschlandfunk Kultur.
The full feature under the title „Wissenschaft – KI hilft Forschenden, Theorien zu entwickeln“ („Science – AI helps scientists to develop theories“) can be found online.
On February 15, Andreas Sudmann presented the HiAICS research project with a special focus on the media studies working group during a colloquium at the Center for Advanced Internet Studies (CAIS) in Bochum.
On February 8, Andreas Sudmann presented the research project at LOCEAN (Sorbonne U, Paris) – with a special focus on the project’s AI-based tool for media summarization, and how a media-ethnographic approach can contribute to examine the transformations of the sciences through AI.
The Laboratoire d’Océanographie et du Climat: Expérimentations et Approches Numériques (LOCEAN) is a joint research unit under the auspices of four supervisory bodies: Sorbonne University as main supervisory and hosting institution, the Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), the Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD) and the Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle (MNHN).
On January 24, Andreas Sudmann gave a lecture for Oracle employees in Berlin on the research project’s key questions as part of the company’s 30th „Inspirational Day“.
On January 18, Jens Schröter held a lecture on „Artificial Intelligence and the Media Culture of Capitalism“ during the online workshop „Theorizing Artificial Intelligence: from Digital Automatism to Planetary Autonomy“ by the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur.
On November 25th, 2022, Jens Schröter held a keynote at the 2do Simposio Internacional en Historia y Teoría de los Medios: Inmersión – Artificialidad – Remoto at the Universidad de Antioquia in Medellín, Colombia.
He presented this research project in the context of his keynote „Künstliche Intelligenz als Medium der Wissenschaft. Ein Forschungsprojekt.“.
More Information on the conference: Universidad de Antioquia
In October, the opening conference of the project „How is Artificial Intelligence Changing Science?“ in cooperation with Sorbonne Center for Artificial Intelligence (SCAI) took place at Sorbonne University, Paris.
From October 12th-14th, 2022, the research group members participated in the „AI and the Future of Societies“ conference, held by the Volkswagen Foundation in Hannover. The conference was linked to the funding initiative „Artificial Intelligence and the Society of the Future“ through which „How is Artificial Intelligence Changing Science?“ is being funded. Find more Information on the „AI and the Future of Societies“ conference on the Volkswagen Foundation website.
Project update | August 2022
As of August 1st, 2022, following up on the successful planning period, the research group has officially commenced its work on the project „How is Artificial Intelligence Changing Science?“.
August 6-8, 2021
Discussing Methods and Media of AI Meta-research with two external experts:
S. Krämer (Leuphana U) and T. Matzner (U of Paderborn)
June 7, 2021
Explorations. Critical Perspectives on AI as a Method for the Production of New Knowledge
June 12, 2020
The first internal workshop of the research group „How is AI Changing Science“. The aim is to discuss first concepts of how to critically examine AI as a method in a trans- or interdisciplinary way. Under corona conditions this workshop will unfortunately only take place as a video conference via zoom. We hope for better times.