Interesting discussions on artificial intelligence at the University of Vienna’s Dies Academicus

Renate Motschnig, Selina Gartner and Michael Jemetz attended the panel discussion “KI-Bites” at the University of Vienna’s Dies Academicus on 12th March. The event was the prelude to the currently highly relevant semester question “Do we know what AI will know?”.

Following an opening speech by Rector Sebastian Schütze, data scientist Philipp Grohs gave an introduction to the inner workings of artificial neural networks, which are almost synonymous with artificial intelligence in modern public discourse. Following this talk, an interdisciplinary panel of researchers discussed the matter.

The members of the consortium were able to develop an overview of the research on AI done at the university, which was particularly interesting as the topic if AI is closely linked to digital literacy education. The event also provided opportunities to network with researchers from different fields.

Further information on the semester question: