Course (certified) on Tech Diplomacy

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29/11/2022 to 01/11/2023


From June 20th to 24th, 2022 the EELISA Summer School “Artificial Intelligence, Ethics and Human Rights” organized by the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, and the Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna (Pisa) took place in Madrid. In this context, FAU students deepened their knowledge in the summer school and developed creative introductory videos on various topics:
1) What is Artificial Intelligence
Artificial Intelligence (AI) has become an integral part of our lives today and there is a lot of discussion about AI systems. But what actually is AI? What is machine learning and what does deep learning have to do with it? In this video, we briefly introduce the basic methods for different AI systems.
By FAU Victoria Muller
2) Artificial Intelligence and Bias (German)
Artificial intelligence (AI) is often used to speed up decision-making processes: when decisions are made by machines rather than humans, it sounds as if human errors in assessment and social prejudices could be avoided in this way. But what happens when AI systems are based on biased data sets?
By FAU student Alina Oeder
3) AI-Powered Social Media Addiction of Children
#InstavsReality is a movement primarily aimed at the younger generation who grew up with and addicted to social media. What is a conscious use of AI and social media? How can young adults learn to use social media more consciously at an early age? These questions are addressed in this video.
By FAU students Isabel Röttger and Tim Löhr
4) AI & Human Rights (German)
AI is playing an increasingly important role in our lives. People are talking a lot about the advantages and disadvantages of this development. In this context, discussions on ethical issues and concerns about data protection are ongoing. The questions how AI relates to our human rights receives little attention although it is very important. The video is intended to follow this question and to shed light on both, the negative and positive influences of AI on human rights, and eventually discusses a solution for a human rights-friendly approach.
By FAU student Carima Jekel

5) Digital Twins used in Medicine – Opportunities & Challenges (German)
Imagine you exist again, but the second version of you is a digital simulation. It calculates what is good for your body, what it needs, and it calculates the probability of illness and gives you tips for everyday life – how does that feel? What are the possibilities and what are the risks? This is what Finni and her digital twin Mini-Finni are dealing with.
By FAU student Fiona Bendig
6) Captivating Algorithms – Recommender Systems as Traps
Why does YouTube always suggest videos that tie in with my previous selection? How the YouTube algorithm works and what dangers this can mean for your individual autonomy is explained in this video.
By FAU student Maike Tischendorf
7) AI-Driven Decision Making in Education

International Baccalaureate (IB) Program cancelled its exams in 2020 due to the epidemic and opted for an artificial intelligence algorithm to calculate students‘ diploma scores. This led to an outcry among students, parents, and teachers who were concerned about the algorithmic bias for the algorithm seemed to disadvantage students with historically low performance. Could there be an alternative algorithmic system for this particular situation with acceptable bias? How can these algorithms be designed fairly? In this screencast, Zekiye addresses these questions concerning AI-Driven Decision Making and offers us an Ethically-Aligned Framework.

By FAU student Zekiye Bersu Sezer


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SDG10 - Reduced Inequality
SDG17 - Partnerships to achieve the Goal
SDG4 - Quality Education
SDG5 - Gender Equality
SDG9 - Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

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Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg | Universidad Politécnica de Madrid

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