Daten zum Projekt


Initiative: Künstliche Intelligenz – Ihre Auswirkungen auf die Gesellschaft von morgen
Ausschreibung: Künstliche Intelligenz – Ihre Auswirkungen auf die Gesellschaft von morgen - Planning Grant
Bewilligung: 07.02.2019
Laufzeit: 9 Monate


Recent advances in Artificial Intelligence (AI) are leading to increasingly autonomous intelligent systems. These raise complex normative issues for future societies around questions of responsibility and democratic governance. Notably, there is an "alignment gap" between these technical developments and reflections on social change, especially social value change. Increasingly, AI technology is applied in decision making in judicial systems, psychiatry, policing and so on where societal desirability and acceptability of human behaviour are assessed. In this area, innovations in professional Participatory Technology Assessment (TA) try to provide new institutional frameworks adapted to these emerging needs. The project AI-FORA focuses on the complex interplay between AI technologies assessing society, and society assessing AI technologies with social values being reciprocally negotiated and shaped. AI-FORA will bring together AI researchers developing intelligent technologies for social assessment and decision/policy making, those developing innovative, complexity-sensitive aids to participatory TA, and social scientists focusing on changing value systems and communication cultures, policy practice, legal and ethical frameworks.


  • Prof. Dr. Petra Ahrweiler

    Universität Mainz
    Fachbereich: Sozialwissenschaften, Medien, Sport
    Institut für Soziologie
    Technik- und Innovationssoziologie