Research

 

Next to publishing our work in scientific articles and presenting it in scientific talks, we use our findings about the issues surrounding explainable AI both in teaching our students and in public outreach events.

Publications

Forthcoming

Published

Scientific Talks

Coming Up

Past talks and presentations

Interdisciplinary panels

The EIS panel ”Explainable Intelligent Systems and the Trustworthiness of Artificial Experts” was accepted to and held at the following conferences:

The panel included the following papers:

  • “Why Explainable AI Matters Morally” (Kevin Baum, Holger Hermanns, and Timo Speith)
  • “Artificial Intelligent Systems: Reasonable Trust Requires Rationalizing Explanations” (Felix Bräuer, Eva Schmidt, and Ulla Wessels)
  • “What Kind of Explanation Shall Artificial Experts Provide?” (Lena Kästner, Daniel Oster, and Andreas Sesing)
  • “How the Kind of Explanation Affects People’s Reactions to Artificial Experts” (Tina Feldkamp, Cornelius König, and Markus Langer

 

Research-Related Training

Courses

  • Winter 2021: “Ethische Fragen des Technologieeinsatzes” (Kevin Baum). Bucerius Law School, Online. Level: undergraduates.
  • Summer 2021: “Ethische und erkenntnistheoretische Aspekte der Digitalisierung“ [Ethical and epistemological aspects of digitalization] (JProf. Dr. Eva Schmidt and JProf. Dr. Lena Kästner). TU Dortmund. Level: graduates and undergraduates
  • Summer 2021: “Ausgewählte Texte der Wissenschaftstheorie“  [Selected Texts from Philosophy of Science] (Timo Speith). Saarland University. Department of Philosophy. Level: undergraduates.
  • Winter 2020: “Ethische Fragen des Technologieeinsatzes” (Kevin Baum). Bucerius Law School, Online. Level: undergraduates.
  • Winter 2020: “Naturgesetze und Kausalität” [Laws of nature and causality] (Daniel Oster). Saarland University. Department of Philosophy. Level: undergraduates.

  • Summer 2020: Künstliche Intelligenz [Artificial Intelligence] (Daniel Oster and Timo Speith). Saarland University. Department of Philosophy. Level: undergraduates.
  • Summer 2020: Die Säulen der Welt [The Pillars of the World] (Daniel Oster and Timo Speith). A seminar on ontological grounding. Saarland University. Department of Philosophy. Level: undergraduates.
  • Winter 2019/2020: Digitale Revolution [Digital Revolution] (JProf. Dr. Eva Schmidt; in collaboration with Julia Dumin). TU Dortmund. Interdisciplinary seminar Aktuelle Problemlagen [Contemporary Issues]. Level: master‘s programme for philosophy and political science.
  • Winter 2019/2020: Scientific Explanations in Philosophy and Beyond (JProf. Dr. Lena Kästner). Saarland University. Interdisciplinary course with guest lectures from the fields of psychology, linguistics, computer science, and philosophy. Level: undergraduates.
  • Winter 2019/2020:Einführung in die Maschinenethik und Maschinenerklärbarkeit [Introduction to Machine Ethics and Machine Explainability] (Timo Speith). Saarland University. Department of Philosophy. Level: undergraduates.
  • Summer 2019: Digitale Dystopien? Philosophische Probleme einer technisierten Welt [Digital Dystopias? Philosophical Problems of a Technological World] (Timo Speith). Saarland University. Department of Philosophy. Level: undergraduates.
  • 2016 – today (recurring annually): “Ethics for Nerds” (Prof. Dr. Holger Hermanns, Kevin Baum, and Sarah Sterz). Saarland University. Level: graduates and undergraduates.

Public Outreach Events

Past public outreach presentations: