Thursday, March 3, 2022

9:00 – 9:30 Welcome and Opening

9:30 – 11:00 Digital Humanism – Where are we, where do we want to go?

11:00 11:30 Coffee Break

11:30 – 13:00 Digital Humanism – An Interdisciplinary Challenge –
A Challenge for Interdisciplinarity?

  • Helga Nowotny (Former President of the ERC, Austria)
  • Gertrude Kappel (TU Wien, Austria)
  • Viola Schiaffonati (Politecnico di Milano, Italy) – “The Challenges of Interdisciplinarity a Century After the Vienna Circle”
  • Moderation: Erich Prem (eutema GmbH, Austria)

13:00 14:00 Lunch Break

14:00 – 15:30 Contributions and Research Challenges 1

  • Robin Burke (University of Colorado, Boulder, USA) – “Personalization and its Discontents”
  • Paola Inverardi (Università dell’Aquila, Italy) – “making humans digital to remain human: the exosoul projectslides
  • Edward A. Lee (University of California at Berkeley, USA) – “Fundamental Differences Between Humans and Digital Machines”
  • Moderation: Peter Knees

Thursday 15:30-16:00 Coffee Break

16:00 – 17:30 Contributions and Research Challenges 2

  • Moshe Vardi (Rice University, TX, USA) – “Machine Learning and Logic: Fast and Slow Thinking” slides
  • Martina Lindorfer (TU Wien, Austria) – “Watching the Watchmen: Shedding Light on Data Collection in Mobile Apps” slides
  • Brigitte Krenn (OFAI, Austria) – “NLP for Social Media content analysis — spotlight on sexisim classification” slides
  • Moderation: Stefan Woltran (CAIML TU Wien, Austria)

18:00 Evening Reception sponsored by WWTF

Friday, March 4, 2022

9:00 – 9:30 Initiatives in Vienna

9:30 – 11:00 Teaching Digital Humanism

  • Susan Winter (University of Maryland, USA) – “Information Schools: Pathway to Digital Humanism”
  • Jaap Gordijn (VU Amsterdam, The Netherlands) – “The Design of a Truly European, Multi University, Research Master on Digital Society and Global Citizenship” slides
  • Enrico Nardelli (Univ. Roma “Tor Vergata” & Informatics Europe) – “Informatics: the Medicine of the digital world” slides
  • Moderation: Hans Akkermans

11:00 11:30 Coffee Break

11:30 – 13:00 Towards implementing Digital Humanism in Practice

  • Alexandra Ebert (mostly.ai, Austria) slides
  • Konstantinos Karachalios (Managing Director, IEEE Standards Association, USA) – “The role of independent technoscientific organizations in promoting a human centric digitalization vision for the public sector”
  • Anja Kaspersen (Carnegie Council of Ethics and International Affairs, USA)
  • Dietmar Schabus (Wiener Stadtwerke, Austria) – “The IEEE CertifAIEd Framework for AI Ethics Applied to the City of Vienna”
  • Moderation: Clara Neppel (IEEE, Austria)

13:00 – 14:00 Lunch Break

14:00 – 15:30 Joining forces – International Initiatives

  • Allison Stanger (Santa Fe National Institute, USA)
  • James Guszcza (CASBS, Stanford, USA) – “Creating a Multidisciplinary Foundation for AI Practice” slides
  • Manfred Hauswirth (Weizenbaum Institute, Germany) slides
  • Sally Wyatt (Digital Society, The Netherlands) – “Working Together for a Dutch Digital Society” slides
  • Claudia Reinprecht (Austrian Ambassador to the UNESCO) – “Digital Humanism – a view from UNESCO”
  • Moderation: Irina Nalis (Universität Wien, Austria)

15:30 – 16:00 Coffee Break

16:00 – 17:30 A Roadmap for Digital Humanism

  • Moderation: Lynda Hardman (Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica (CWI), The Netherlands) Paul Timmers (Oxford University and European University, Cyprus) and Erich Prem (eutema GmbH, Austria)

17:30 – 17:45 Workshop Closing