Thursday, December 2, 2021

9:00 – 9:30 Welcome and Opening

9:30 – 11:00 Digital Humanism – Where are we, what did we achieve?

11:00 11:30 Coffee Break

11:30 – 13:00 Teaching Digital Humanism

  • Susan Winter (University of Maryland, USA)
  • Jaap Gordijn (VU Amsterdam, The Netherlands) – “The Design of a Truly European, Multi University, Research Master on Digital Society and Global Citizenship”
  • Enrico Nardelli (Università di Roma “Tor Vergata”, Italy)
  • Moderation: Hans Akkermans

13:00 14:00 Lunch Break

14:00 – 15:30 Contributions and Research Challenges

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

16:00 – 19:00 Opening of the TU Wien Center for Artificial
Intelligence and Machine Learning

16:30 – 17:30 Evening Keynote: Leslie Valiant (Harvard University, USA)
“How to Augment Supervised Learning with Reasoning”

17:45 – 19:00 Panel: AI Between Scientific Research and Societal Impact

  • Gerhard Friedrich (University of Klagenfurt, Austria)
  • James Larus (EPFL, Switzerland)
  • Helga Nowotny (Former President of the European Research Council) – “Beyond Interdisciplinarity – Creating a DigiHum Ecosystem
  • Paul Timmers (University of Oxford, UK and European University Cyprus) – “Sovereignty Challenged by AI”

Friday, December 3, 2021

9:00 – 9:30 Initiatives in Vienna

9:30 – 11:00 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)

11:00 11:30 Coffee Break

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

  • Konstantinos Karachalios (Managing Director, IEEE Standards Association, USA)
  • James Larus (EPFL, Switzerland)
  • 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 of AI Excellence, USA)
  • James Guszcza (CASBS, Stanford, USA)
  • Sally Wyatt (Digital Society, The Netherlands) – “Working Together for a Dutch Digital Society”
  • tbd.
  • Moderation: Hannes Werthner (TU Wien, Austria)

15:30 – 16:00 Coffee Break

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

  • Moderation: Paul Timmers (Oxford University and European University, Cyprus) and Erich Prem (eutema GmbH, Austria)

17:30 – 17:45 Workshop Closing