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Between September 30 and October 2, 2019, we will host a workshop titled “Issues in Explainable AI: Blackboxes, Recommendations, and Levels of Explanation”. The workshop will take place on our campus in Saarbrücken, Germany. Above all, our team is delighted to welcome renowned guest contributors from across the globe and diverse disciplines.



Our guest contributors will hold talks on their current research projects in relation to our workshop theme. We will also have extensive discussion sessions to understand what kinds of explanations there are, and to gain insight into questions such as whether regulation or development should come first.



The workshop is now taking place in building E 2.1, room 0.01, at the campus of Saarland University.





You can download our program here:







If not stated otherwise in the program, each slot consists of a 30-minute presentation by the researcher on their particular subject and a subsequent 45-minute discussion.



Our speakers and commentators in alphabetical order:



Kevin Baum, M.A. M.Sc.
Graduate Assistant
Computer Science
Saarland University

Dan Brooks, PhD
Visiting Scholar
University of Cincinnati

Prof. Hans-Johann Glock
Head of Department
University of Zurich

Prof. Cornelius König
Industrial and Organizational Psychology
Saarland University

Farzad Nozarian, M.Sc.
PhD Student
Computer Science
Saarland University

Nadine Schlicker, B.Sc.
Graduate Student
Supervised by Dr. Markus Langer
General Psychology and Methods
Saarland University

Marija Slavkovik, PhD
Associate Professor
Information Science and Media Studies
University of Bergen

Prof. Silja Vöneky
Co-Director of the Institute for Public Law
University of Freiburg

Prof. Georg Borges
Civil Law, Legal Informatics, German and International Business Law and Legal Theory
Saarland University

Juan M. Durán, PhD
Assistant Professor
Technology, Policy and Management
TU Delft

Geoff Keeling, M.A.
Research Assistant
Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence
University of Cambridge

Rune Nyrup, PhD
Postdoctoral Researcher
Leverhulme Centre for the Future of Intelligence
University of Cambridge

Sonja Ötting, M.Sc.
Research Assistant
Occupational and Organizational Psychology
University of Bielefeld

Prof. Eva Schmidt
Theoretical Philosophy
Department of Philosophy and Political Science
TU Dortmund

Clemens Stachl, PhD
Postdoctoral Researcher
Chair of Psychological Methods and Assessment
Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich







Part of our workshop is also the public event “Erklärbare Intelligente Systeme: Verstehen. Verantwortung. Vertrauen.” (“Explainable Intelligent Systems: Understanding. Responsibility. Trust.”). The event consists of a public talk given by Prof. Silja Vöneky and a subsequent panel discussion between Prof. Silja Vöneky, JProf. Lena Kästner, Clemens Stachl (PhD) and Steffen-Werner Meyer (PhD), Deputy Chief Officer for Privacy and Freedom of Information for the German federal state Saarland. The public event will be held in German. For more information, please visit the corresponding web page.



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