The Research Center for Information System Design (ITeG) is an interdisciplinary research centre at the University of Kassel, which focuses on the social responsibility of developing IT systems. The ITeG promotes the interdisciplinary system design of information and communications technology to provide socially desirable innovations.
Digitalisierung und Demokratie: Akademien analysieren die Rolle digitaler Technologien in der öffentlichen Kommunikation
Die Nationale Akademie der Wissenschaften Leopoldina, die Deutsche Akademie der Technikwissenschaften - acatech - und die Union der deutschen Akademien der Wissenschaften haben am 16. Juni 2021 eine gemeinsame Stellungnahme zur Rolle digitaler Technologien in der öffentlichen Kommunikation veröffentlicht. Mitautor ist Professor Dr. Jörn Lamla. Er ist Mitglied der Arbeitsgruppe "Digitalisierung und Demokratie" der Leopoldina.
Advances in the field of artificial intelligence offer new design options for reorganizing knowledge work at the interface between humans and AI. The differences in the abilities and skills of humans and machines create new design challenges that this research project will address. The project is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) with 1.9 million euros. The AI junior research group in Kassel is headed by Dr. Sarah Oeste-Reiß.
Digitization as a window of opportunity for equality and inclusiveness
On January 26, 2021, the independent Expert Commission for the Third Gender Equality Report handed over their assessment "Shaping digitization in a gender-equitable way" to the Federal Minister for Equal Opportunities. Due to the interdisciplinary focus of this Report, the eleven experts represent a variety of different academic fields. Prof. Dr. Claude Draude from Kassel University works at the intersection of computer science and social sciences.
Kassel was successful in BMBF funding programme for AI research groups
In September 2020 the AI Junior Research Group "Graphs in Artificial Intelligence and Neural Networks (GAIN)" started its work at the University of Kassel and Fraunhofer IEE under the leadership of Dr. Josephine Thomas.