Katharina Zweig – METIS 2021 Lecture

November 16, 2021 Ι 2 –4 pm Ι Please register for the Zoom link by November 14, 2021

The SFB1315 is a partner of METIS. We warmly invite you to the first annual METIS Lecture, showcasing research and researchers working on the topic of equal opportunities in academia.

Speaker, Professor Katharina Zweig
Organiser, METIS
Participation, Free and open to the public

METIS: In recent years, “the” computer “said no” to people in many different situations: no to a credit application, no to a job application, or no to an application for a new job training for an unemployed person. But how did “the computer” decide these problems? And did it decide fairly? What does it actually mean to make a fair decision? In this talk, Prof. Dr. Katharina Zweig will give an insight into how machine learning works and why the question of what is fair and what is not is still decided by humans.

With her talk, Professor Zweig will lay a foundation for computer scientists, equal opportunities professionals, and anyone with an interest in gender equality to work together to fight discrimination. For those already working with AI, she will explain which questions to ask and how to interpret decisions made by AI, in order to make sure that only fair systems are used and are used well.

About the speaker

Prof. Dr. Katharina Zweig works at the TU Kaiserslautern where she leads the Algorithm Accountability Lab and coordinates a new field of study called “Socioinformatics”. She was a member of the Enquetecommission on artificial intelligence (2018-20), wrote a bestseller (“Ein Algorithmus hat kein Taktgefühl”) and has received multiple awards for her teaching and her science communication. In 2021, she will receive the Abt Jerusalem-Preis for exceptional contributions to the dialogue between the natural sciences, social sciences, and the humanities.

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