Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker-Zentrum

Vergangene Veranstaltungen

Artificial Intelligence and European Policy

Vortrag von Prof. Dr. Klaus Mainzer

The Policy Dialogue will address key societal and democratic challenges and opportunities posed by the recent evolution of artificial intelligence.
The rapid expansion of artificial intelligence (AI) and its impact in the society is a vital topic for how world democracies will be shaped in the years to come. In this respect, the Policy Dialogue will discuss the essential features shaping the future of AI and democracy by addressing crucial questions: what is the connection (if any) between artificial intelligence and democracy? Is artificial intelligence a challenge for democracy? How could we transform artificial intelligence as a useful and viable tool that enhances the creation of democratic structures around the globe?

Ort: European University Institute der EU in Florenz

Datum: May 22, 2 p.m.-4 p.m.

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Workshop: Critical Thinking and Critical Living in Crisis: Innovations in Research and Pedagogy
22-26.3.2023, CFvW Center

Workshop: Critical Thinking and Critical Living in Crisis: Innovations in Research and Pedagogy

The primary focus of this workshop is the feeding back of insights learned from the pandemic to develop and promote sustainable research and teaching practices. This is a collaborative praxis, and draws on scholar’s own critical theorizing to (re)imagine the classrooms in which we teach. Foregrounding solidarity and care offer a rich interdisciplinary inroad, as matters of care and crisis are relevant to researchers and practitioners working across the sciences, engaged in matters of policy, and collaborating in community and activist initiatives. The workshop will support the development of a postgraduate summer school to work with students to theorise care and the research methods needed to address it across affective, social, and infrastructural ecologies. We do so to collaboratively address how global health crises provide a basis for political and ethical imagination and methodological innovation; in so doing, we position care and ethics as integral features of an emergent research agenda and methodology.


Lauren Cubellis, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin

Thomas Stodulka, Freie Universität

Jessica Cooper, University of Edinburgh

Marta Perez, Universidad Complutense de Madrid

Marek Pawlak, Jagiellonian University in Krakow

Symmetrics in Physics Tagung
19 November 2022, Oxford

Prof. Klaus Mainzer (TU München) wird am 19. November 2022, als Teil der Symmetrics in Physics Tagung in Oxford, einen Vortrag zum Thema "The Emergence of Symmetries in Classical Physics" halten. Teilnahme an der Tagung ist sowie in Person als auch via Online Livestream möglich.

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Social Sciences and Computer Science: A Dialogue Around Data and Tools
3-4 November 2022, CFvW Center

Date: Thursday November 3rd, Friday November 4th

Venue: Hörsaal (2nd floor), Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker Center, Doblerstr.33 Tübingen

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Organizer: Maël Pégny, for the Carl Friedrich von Weizsäcker Center

From the digitalization of pre-existing archives to digitally native material, and going through new software tools to collect and process data, social sciences have been transformed by the digitalization of information. On the other hand, some recent evolutions have brought to computer scientists’ attention questions that used to be typical of social sciences. For instance, recent interrogations on algorithmic fairness, especially in Machine Learning, have underlined the importance of social biases in data, and the possibility to reproduce those bias, and the power imbalances that go with them, via uncritical application of learning techniques.

The aim of this international event is to gather computer and social scientists in order to build up a common language to talk about digital data and its processing, how it changes the practice of social sciences, and how social sciences may contribute to change computer practices.


Öffentliches Symposium "Werner Heisenberg und die Zukunft der Quantenphysik"
28 Oktober 2022, Literaturhaus München

Anlässlich ihres 10-jährigen Bestehens lädt die Heisenberg-Gesellschaft zum öffentlichen Symposium ein. Prof. Dr. Klaus Mainzer wird Teil der Podiumsdiskussion "(Un)Vorstellbare Quantenwelt?" sein. Die Veranstaltung findet am Freitag, den 28. Oktober 2022 von 10-16:30 Uhr statt. Der Eintritt ist frei, Anmeldung erwünscht.


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Workshop Geodaten als open data für die Künstliche Intelligenz
27 September 2022, Jahrestagung der Gesellschaft für Informatik, INFORMATIK2022

Zusammen mit Anna Hoffmann, Hoffmann Consulting & Facilitation, Berlin & Potsdam, Innovationen fördern (  organisieren wir am 27.9.2022 einen Workshop zu Geodaten als open data für die Künstliche Intelligenz auf der Jahrestagung der Gesellschaft für Informatik, INFORMATIK 2022.

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Postdoc Days, Workshop "Reflect on Your Science"
29 September 2022, Uni Tübingen

Postdoc Days

Am 28. und 29. September finden die Postdoc Days für Postdocs, Nachwuchsgruppenleiter:innen und Juniorprofessor:innen der Universität Tübingen statt. Es werden sowohl Präsenveranstaltungen als auch Online-Workshops angeboten.
Auch Prof. Dr. Reinhard Kahle und Dr. Thomas Piecha bieten am 29. September um 15 Uhr einen Online-Workshop (zugänglich via Zoom) zum Thema "Reflect on Your Science" an.

Where AI Ethics Should Go
30 June - 1 July, CFvW Center, Tübingen

Date: June 30 - July 1 2022
Place: Hörsaal, Doblerstr. 33, Tübingen

The von Weizsäcker Zentrum and the Archives Henri Poincaré and LORIA (University of Lorraine at  Nancy) are organizing an interdisciplinary event.
The  premise of the event is that the subfield of AI ethics has experienced an explosive expansion in the last couple years, and it is time to take a breather from this frantic rate of expansion to think about the consolidation of the subfield and the directions it should take.


The event will take place in hybrid mode
Zoom link

Passcode: 863312


Program Schedule:

Thursday, June 30th 2022

Welcome and Introduction by Organizers

Introduction by Guest Speaker: Jeroen van den Hoven (TU Delft)

Context Sensitivity as a Reason for the Virtue Ethics Approach to AI | Abstract
(Vlasta Sikimic, Tübingen, ML Cluster)

Towards Processual AI Ethics | Abstract
(Louis Devillaine, Uni. Grenoble Alpes & Eric Pardoux, ENS Lyon)

11:05-11:30: Break

Is the Future of AI Ethics Interdisciplinary? | Abstract
(Marc Anderson, INRIA, Nancy)

Lunch Break

What Do We Teach When We Teach Embedded Ethics? | Abstract
(Emanuele Ratti, JKU Linz & Avigail Ferdman, Technion-Israel Institute of Technology)

Discussion on the AI Ethics Summer School, Introduced and chaired by Anna C. Zielinska and Cyrille Imbert (Archives Henri Poincaré, Nancy)


Friday, July 1st

09:00-09:50: Philosophy and Law: Complementary Discipline for the Consolidation of AI Ethics | Abstract
(Giada Pistilli, Sorbonne University, CNRS & Imane Bello, Barreau de Paris)

09:50-10:40: AI Ethics Training in Education: The Specific Contribution and Relevance of an Approach Inspired by a Pragmatic Interpretation of the Ethical Competence | Abstract
(Frédérick Bruneault, Collége André-Laurendreau, UQAM)

10:40-11:00: Break

11:10-12:00: Operationalizing AI Ethics - 4 Current Challenges | Abstract
(Wulf Loh, Tübingen IZEW)

12:00-12:50: A New Direction for AI Ethics: Computing Ethics Itself | Abstract
(Lukas Meier, Cambridge, Churchill College)

Lunch Break

14:15-15:30: Final Round Table Discussion

Panel Discussion: Digital (R)evolution and Science
24 June 2022, Landestheater Tübingen

Panel Discussion: Digital (R)evolution and Science

Friday, June 24th, 10pm, Landestheater Tübingen (LTT)

Inspired by the play (r)evolution about artificial intelligence and alienation, researchers from the Weizsäcker Center and the Machine learning cluster of the University of Tübingen are organizing a discussion panel with members of the theatre. The goal is to discuss the implications of AI from the perspective of philosophy and society.

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Drittes Philosophiefestival in den Allgäuer Alpen Oberstdorf/Kleinwalsertal »im Tal und auf der Höh’« "Künstliche Intelligenz (KI) aus Sicht der Philosophie - Chancen und Herausforderungen"
22-26 June 2022

Drittes Philosophiefestival in den Allgäuer Alpen Oberstdorf/Kleinwalsertal »im Tal und auf der Höh’«
"Künstliche Intelligenz (KI) aus Sicht der Philosophie - Chancen und Herausforderungen"

June 22nd - June 26th

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Workshop: Risk, Responsibility, and Making Sense of Data: Understanding Ways of Knowing in/outside of Anthropology during the Covid-19 Pandemic

23-26 March 2022

The Covid-19 pandemic has had a critical impact across all dimensions of social life. The struggles of life under lockdown, as well as drastic changes to work and care practices, have altered our understandings of what we know, and how we know it. Bringing together anthropologists from across Europe, this working group seeks to understand how we evaluate new forms of risk, and how enduring the persistent risk of the pandemic has shaped possibilities for research and interpersonal relationships. Drawing on the experiences in their respective countries, these scholars will examine debates around vaccination, the struggle to make sense of an onslaught of scientific and epidemiological data, and the ways in which work, care, and solidarity have both contributed and been responsive to these public debates. More broadly, they will consider what the temporality of the pandemic and the consequent limits to socialization have meant for anthropology, which as an investigative discipline is explicitly attuned to the rhythms and interactions of everyday life.

Celebrating 90 Years of Gödel's Incompleteness Theorems
5–9 July 2021, Nürtingen, Online

Nürtingen, Online - Celebrating 90 Years of Gödel's Incompleteness Theorems

The topics of the conference comprise all areas of logic relating in a narrower or wider sense to Gödel's incompleteness results. This includes the history of logic, proof theory, philosophy of mathematics, aspects of incompleteness in computer science and others. The conference is organised as a collection of workshops for these specific topics.

Making Responsible Decisions in and about Science
6 April 2021, Online

Vlasta Sikimić - Team Composition and Inclusion in Contemporary Science
6 February 2020, Tübingen

Keplerstr. 2, 6.2.2020, 10:30-12:30

Vlasta Sikimić - Team composition and inclusion in contemporary science

3. Workshop on the VolkswagenStiftung Planning Grant
7–8 October 2019, Tübingen

Hilbert-Bernays Summer School on Logic and Computation
21–27 July 2019, Tübingen

Proof, Computation, Complexity
14–19 July 2019, Mittag-Leffler Institute, Djursholm

Mittag-Leffler Institute, Djursholm - Proof, Computation, Complexity

2. Workshop on the VolkswagenStiftung Planning Grant
25–26 June 2019, Tübingen

1. Workshop zum VolkswagenStiftung Planning Grant
21–22 May 2019, Tübingen

Proof-Theoretic Semantics: Assessment and Future Perspectives
27–30 March 2019, Tübingen

Third Tübingen Conference on Proof-Theoretic Semantics - Proof-Theoretic Semantics: Assessment and Future Perspectives