Journalist-in-Residence-program: Lunchtalks with Tobias Asmuth and Elena Riedlinger

Tobi­as Asmuth and Elena Ried­linger, two par­ti­cipants in the Cyber Valley's journ­al­ist-in-res­id­ence pro­gram, have now com­pleted their res­id­ency in Tübin­gen. At the end of their stay, the two journ­al­ists would like to report on the exper­i­ences and insights they gained dur­ing the program.

Call for Applications for next Journalist-in-Residence

The call for applic­a­tions for the next round of Journ­al­ist-in-Res­id­ence in Tübin­gen is online! You can find addi­tion­al inform­a­tion on the pro­gram here. To apply, fill out the form at Cyber Val­ley or con­tact Patrick Klü­gel.

Lunchtalks will take place on 25.01. and 30.01. 2024, to which you are cor­di­ally invited:

Hype or hope?

How should journalists report on the use of artificial intelligence in the fight against climate change?

25.01.2024, 12:00 — 13:00, Online (Zoom), German

Lec­ture and dis­cus­sion with Tobi­as Asmuth (Cyber Val­ley Journ­al­ist-in-Res­id­ence) and Prof. Dr. Lynn Kaack (Her­tie School Ber­lin, AI and Cli­mate Tech­no­logy Policy Group)

What is it all about?

Machine learn­ing is not the mir­acle cure that will save our plan­et. No single solu­tion will "fix" cli­mate change. But many applic­a­tions based on machine learn­ing have great poten­tial. Some­times arti­fi­cial intel­li­gence is already being used. Often the applic­a­tions are still ideas. How can journ­al­ists eval­u­ate the pos­sib­il­it­ies of machine learn­ing in the fight against cli­mate change? How can they report on the fas­cin­at­ing solu­tions without rais­ing false expectations?

You can register here to take part in the lunchtalk.

AI and journalistic factchecking. New challenges, new opportunities?

30.01.2024, 12:00 — 13:00, Online (Zoom), German

Inter­act­ive talk round with Elena Ried­linger (Cyber Val­ley Journ­al­ist-in-Res­id­ence) and PD Dr. Jes­sica Heesen (Head of the research focus Media Eth­ics, Philo­sophy of Tech­no­logy and AI at the Eth­ics Cen­ter of the Uni­ver­sity of Tübingen)

What is it about?

The spread of AI tools that can be used to arti­fi­cially cre­ate images, videos or audio is chan­ging the media land­scape on the inter­net — and rais­ing ques­tions for journ­al­ism: How does gen­er­at­ive AI affect the spread of dis­in­form­a­tion? What options are there for recog­niz­ing AI-gen­er­ated con­tent? What know­ledge do journ­al­ists need in the age of AI to reli­ably veri­fy inform­a­tion? Can AI tools in turn sup­port them in fact-checking?

You can register to take part in the lunchtalk here

The Journ­al­ist-in-Res­id­ence pro­gram is a cooper­a­tion between the RHET AI Cen­ter and the Cyber Val­ley and takes place twice a year. Dur­ing a three- to six-month stay at Cyber Val­ley, one or two journ­al­ists have the oppor­tun­ity to research on the con­nec­tion between arti­fi­cial intel­li­gence and journ­al­ism. The focus is on ques­tions such as the extent to which AI tech­no­lo­gies can be applied to journ­al­ism and how journ­al­ists can ensure that they can report on the often highly charged concept of arti­fi­cial intel­li­gence in an evid­ence-based and appro­pri­ate man­ner. Over the course of their stay, the journ­al­ists will research a top­ic of their choice and exchange ideas with numer­ous AI research­ers. The journ­al­ists are selec­ted by an inde­pend­ent jury. The pro­gram is fun­ded by the Volk­swa­gen Found­a­tion.