Artificial Intelligence in Research


IAW Develops Recommendations for Dealing With AI in Scientific Research in Interdisciplinary Collaboration

  Cover of the book “Künstliche Intelligenz in der Forschung” © Springer Nature

New developments in the field of artificial intelligence (AI) and its increasing spread in numerous application contexts of everyday life are expected to bring about opportunities and risks for the users that are still rather unknown.
To this end, the IQIB (Institut für qualifizierende Innovationsforschung und -beratung) established the interdisciplinary project group “Digital Working Environments in Research and Development. New opportunities and challenges for science (DiA)”, which started its work in 2018. The project group included the following individuals: Professor Peter Buxmann (TU Darmstadt), Julia Distelrath (IQIB), Professor Carl Friedrich Gethmann (University of Siegen), Professor Bernhard G. Humm (Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences), Dr. Stephan Lingner (IQIB), Professor Verena Nitsch (RWTH Aachen University), Professor Jan C. Schmidt (Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences) and Professor Indra Spiecker genannt Döhmann (University of Frankfurt/M.). 
The members of this project group contributed their specific expertise in the fields of computer science, philosophy of science and technology, ethics, ergonomics, law, technology assessment and complexity theory.
Over the course of the project, the respective research status was discussed in several expert meetings with other external experts from the fields of computer science, the theory of science, medicine, life sciences, physics, and climate research.

The results have now been published by Springer Verlag as part of the Ethics of Science and Technology Assessment book series (ETHICSSCI, volume 48). The book Künstliche Intelligenz in der Forschung: Neue Möglichkeiten und Herausforderungen für die Wissenschaft is available free of charge.