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.

Our guest contributors in alphabetical order:

Dan Brooks, PhD
Visiting Scholar
Department of Philosophy
University of Cincinnati

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

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

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

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

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

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

Alejandro Saucedo, BEng
Chief Scientist
The Institute for Ethical AI and Machine Learning

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

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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