It has been a while since we last made announcements but right now, we are excited to share some of the things we have been working on in silence.

First, Timo Speith will give a talk at the Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Mathematics in Kaiserslautern, Germany. His talk will take place on March 5, 2020, as a part of a local seminar on deep learning.

Also, Eva Schmidt will hold a talk titled “Pragmatic Encroachment with Reasons” at Rutgers University in the United States of America. The talk will form part of the collaborative workshop in Philosophy initiated by Rutgers University and Ruhr-Universität Bochum in Germany. The workshop will take place on March 6 and 7, 2020.

Eva will also present at the Usability in Germany conference in Mannheim on April 7, 2020. Together with Nadine Schlicker and Kevin Baum, she has been working on the topics of autonomy and explainability. The result is their presentation “More Autonomy through Explainable Artificial Intelligence” [Mehr Autonomie durch erklärbare künstliche Intelligenz].

Our engagement in the United States will continue in April. Our team of psychologists has earned three spots in the Conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) in Austin, Texas. From April 23 until April 25, 2020, Markus Langer, Cornelius König and Tina Feldkamp will offer:

  • a poster presentation (Cornelius König and Markus Langer: “The Effects of Automated Decision-Support Systems on Personnel Selection Tasks”),
  • a symposium (Markus Langer: “Interview Technology and AI: Effects on Applicants, Evaluators, and Adverse Impact”),
  • and a talk (Cornelius König, Markus Langer, and Tina Feldkamp: “A Question of Morality: Is There a Double Standard When It Comes To Algorithms?”).

For more information on what we have worked on, please visit the activities section of our homepage.