Article about the RHET AI Center by the Volkswagen Foundation

At the RHET AI Cen­ter, research­ers from the fields of media stud­ies, lin­guist­ics and rhet­or­ic col­lab­or­ate. But what exactly are we actu­ally research­ing? Dr. Ulrike Schnee­weiß con­duc­ted an inter­view with rep­res­ent­at­ives of the RHET AI Cen­ter to answer this and many oth­er questions.

Prof. Dr. Annette Leßmöll­mann, Prof. Dr. Susanne Marschall, Prof. Dr. Olaf Kramer and Anna Köhler spoke about the work of the RHET AI Cen­ter in response to the cent­ral ques­tion "How does com­mu­nic­a­tion about AI have to be designed in order to enable soci­ety to deal with it respons­ibly?".
In addi­tion to offers such as our read­ing series "Ein ander­er Blick auf KI" ("A dif­fer­ent view on AI"), the IN-ML-OUT exhib­i­tion or the research col­loqui­um "Arti­fi­cial Fri­day", the focus was also on col­lab­or­a­tions such as the Journ­al­ist-in-Res­id­ence pro­gram or "I'm a Sci­ent­ist", which are inten­ded to reach new tar­get groups for sci­ence com­mu­nic­a­tion on arti­fi­cial intelligence.

The art­icle emphas­izes the inter­dis­cip­lin­ary approach that we are pur­su­ing in order to look at the top­ic of AI and the pub­lic dis­course on it from as many per­spect­ives as pos­sible. Not only tech­no­lo­gic­al dis­cip­lines, but also vari­ous human­it­ies dis­cip­lines are valu­able in this regard. It is pre­cisely these dis­cip­lines that work togeth­er here at the RHET AI Cen­ter and research multi-layered aspects of com­mu­nic­a­tion about AI: How is com­mu­nic­a­tion about AI nego­ti­ated in areas such as polit­ics, eth­ics, journ­al­ism, edu­ca­tion, art and cul­ture and what do con­tem­por­ary forms of com­mu­nic­a­tion look like?

More about this and the vari­ous per­spect­ives and research focuses of the RHET AI Cen­ter rep­res­ent­at­ives inter­viewed can be found in the inter­view art­icle on the Volk­swa­gen Found­a­tion web­site: RHET AI Cen­ter: Ein neuer Blick auf Künst­liche Intel­li­genz.