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  • Langer, Markus , Cornelius J. König, and Victoria Hemsing. In press. ʺIs Anybody Listening? The Impact of Automatically Evaluated Job Interviews on Impression Management and Applicant Reactions.ʺ In Journal of Managerial Psychology.


  • Glock, Hanjo, and Eva Schmidt. 2019. ʺObjectivism and Causalism about Reasons for Action.ʺ In Explanation in Action Theory and Historiography: Causal and Teleological Approaches, edited by Gunnar Schumann, 124-45. London: Routledge.
  • Kästner, Lena, and Philipp Haueis. 2019. ʺDiscovering Patterns: On the Norms of Mechanistic Inquiry.ʺ In Erkenntnis.
  • Köhl, Maximilian A., Dimitri Bohlender, Kevin Baum, Markus Langer, Daniel Oster, and Timo Speith. 2019. ʺExplainability as a Non-Functional Requirement.ʺ IEEEE Xplore, published online on Dec 5, 2019.
  • Langer, Markus, Cornelius J. König, Diana Ruth-Pelipez Sanchez, and Sören Samadi. 2019. “Highly-Automated Job Interviews: Acceptance Under the Influence of Stakes”. In International Journal of Selection and Assessment, pp. 217–234.
  • Langer, Langer, and Cornelius J. König, and Maria Papathanasiou. 2019. “Highly-Automated Job Interviews: Applicant Reactions and the Organizational Context.” In International Journal of Selection and Assessment, pp. 217–234.
  • Schmidt, Eva. 2020. “Where Reasons and Reasoning Come Apart”. In Noûs, pp. 1–20.
  • Sesing, Andreas, and Kevin Baum. 2019. ʺAnforderungen an die Erklärbarkeit maschinengestützter Entscheidungen.ʺ In Die Macht der Daten und der Algorithmen: Regulierung von IT, IoT und KI, edited by Jürgen Taeger, 435-49. Oldenburg: olwir-Verlag.
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, Timo Speith)
  • “Artificial Intelligent Systems: Reasonable Trust Requires Rationalizing Explanations” (Felix Bräuer, Eva Schmidt, Ulla Wessels)
  • “What Kind of Explanation Shall Artificial Experts Provide?” (Lena Kästner, Daniel Oster, Andreas Sesing)
  • “How the Kind of Explanation Affects People’s Reactions to Artificial Experts” (Tina Feldkamp, Cornelius König, Markus Langer)
Research-Related Training


  • Winter 2020: “Ethische Fragen des Technologieeinsatzes” (Kevin Baum). Bucerius Law School, Online. 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: “Ethics for Nerds” (Prof. Dr. Holger Hermanns, Kevin Baum, Sarah Sterz). Saarland University. Level: undergraduates.
Science Communication

Past public outreach presentations:

  • 15.11.2019: ʺWas ist XAI, warum ist das wichtig und was hat UX damit zu tun?ʺ [What is XAI, Why Is It Important and What Has UX Got to Do with It?] (JProf. Dr. Eva Schmidt and Kevin Baum). Ergosign, Saarbrücken, Germany.
  • 23.09.2019: ʺKI und Klimaschutzʺ [AI and Climate Protection] (Kevin Baum). 3rd fireside chat of the Fridays for Future group at Saarland University, Saarbrücken, Germany.
  • 03.09.2019: ʺWarum und wie Maschinenethik und die Erklärbarkeit künstlicher Intelligenz zusammengehörenʺ [Why and How Machine Ethics and the Explainability of Artificial Intelligence Belong Together] (Kevin Baum). As a part of the Stipendiatinnen und Stipendiaten machen Programm scholarship holder seminar Autonomous Systems – Between the Poles of Human and Machine by the German Academic Scholarship Foundation, Saarbrücken, Germany.
  • 25.06.2019: ʺWas ist vertrauenswürdige künstliche Intelligenz?ʺ [What is Trustworthy Artificial Intelligence] (Kevin Baum). Working Group for Technology, Innovation and Research (AG-TIF), Saarlandic Task Force on Economy, Saarbrücken, Germany.
  • 24.06.2019: ʺWenn Computer Lebenserwartung vorhersagenʺ [When Computers Predict Life Expectancy] (Kevin Baum). Sankt Jakobus Hospice, Saarbrücken, Germany.
  • 12.06.2019: ʺErklärbare KI – Was ist gewünscht, was notwendig, was ist möglich?ʺ [Explainable AI – What is Desired, What is Necessary, What is Possible?] (Kevin Baum). 37th Conference of the Commissaries for the Freedom of Information, Saarbrücken, Germany.
  • 12.06.2019: ʺTransparenz und Erklärbarkeit algorithmischer Entscheidungssysteme – Begründung, Schwierigkeiten, Trade-Offsʺ [Transparency and Explainability of Algorithmic Decision Systems – Justification, Difficulties, Trade-Offs] (Kevin Baum). 37th Conference of the Commissaries for the Freedom of Information, Saarbrücken, Germany.
  • 11.06.2019: ʺAlgorithmen in der Medizin – Ethische Aspekteʺ [Algorithms in Medicine – Ethical Aspects] (Kevin Baum). 372th Saarlandic Conference on Pain.
  • 25.05.2019: ʺDimensionen der Maschinenerklärbarkeitʺ [Dimensions of Machine Explainability] (Timo Speith). Saarland University Open Day, Saarbrücken, Germany.
  • 25.05.2019: ʺWie Maschinen lernenʺ [How Machines Learn] (Timo Speith; AI workshop). Saarland University Open Day, Saarbrücken, Germany.
  • 25.05.2019: ʺWarum wir KI verstehen können müssenʺ [Why We Have to Be Able to Understand AI] (Kevin Baum). Saarland University Open Day, Saarbrücken, Germany.
  • 21.05.2019: ʺSoll es in der Informatik eine Professionsethik geben?ʺ [Should There Be Professional Ethics in Computer Science?] (Timo Speith; invited workshop participation). Office of the Protestant Church, Hanover, Germany.
  • 02.05.2019: Forum discussion ʺSaarbrücken – Digital?ʺ with the candidates for the mayoral election in Saarbrücken in 2019 (Dr. Markus Langer, Kevin Baum and Timo Speith). Saarland University campus, Saarbrücken, Germany.
  • 08.04.2019: ʺKI! Aber wie? – Wie Künstliche Intelligenz gestaltet werden sollteʺ [AI! But How? – How Artificial Intelligence Should Be Designed] (Timo Speith). Lions Club Saar East, Neunkirchen/Saar, Germany.