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SOSEC at re:publica 2024: Measuring social division - and finding the causes
SOSEC at re:publica 2024: Measuring social division - and finding the causes

Recently, Dr. Jonas Fegert, Hendrik Lehmann, Lea Frühwirth and Emily Gossmann took part in a podium discussion at re:publica in Berlin,  presenting insights from our project SOSEC. Various perspectives on social polarization were discussed in the session. How do we measure polarization? How do we describe it journalistically? Can it be depicted? What are the socio-psychological drivers and where do the sociological dividing lines run? Based on the long-term study Social Sentiment in Times of Crises, the representative results on the social mood of citizens in Germany and the USA were presented to a large audience for the first time, categorized and discussed.

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Visit from Prof. Louisa Kulke @ Decision & Decision Speaker Series Discovering how attention develops in social interactions

As part of the Hybrid Adaptive Systems & KD2 School activity, Prof. Dr. Louisa Kulke from Bremen University inspired the audience with her research on social attention, on 04.06.2024. She presented in-depth research on the topic of social social inhibition gaze, curated over several years. Her work travelled through experiments in several contexts & demographics: (a) development of social inhibition from childhood to adulthood, (b) differences in expression of social inhibition in people on the autism disorder spectrum and (c) comparing social inhibition between human-human and human-robot interaction, among other interesting studies.

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TWON Consortium Meeting with EU in Brussels
TWON Consortium Meeting with EU in Brussels

On June 4th the first project review meeting of our EU-funded project “TWON – Twin of Online Social Networks” took place in Brussels. This was a great opportunity to reflect the first year of work in the consortium with our great partners from University of Amsterdam, University of Trier, Institut Josef Stefan, Robert-Koch-Institut, DialoguePerspectives e.V., FZI and KIT. We received valuable and encouraging feedback by Prof. Kalina Bontcheva (University of Sheffield), José Manuel Gómez Pérez (Director Language Technology Research at expert.ai) and Ilona von Bethlenfalvy (European Commission).

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New Tagesspiegel Article on SOSEC data
New Tagesspiegel Article on SOSEC data

On May 15, the Tagesspiegel published new findings from the SOSEC data. Among other things, the analyses focused on respondents' attitudes towards climate change. A mixed picture emerged: concern about the consequences of climate change remained high, but approval of climate protection measures fell slightly. At the same time, concerns about the consequences of the war in Ukraine “overtook” concerns about the effects of the climate crisis in spring 2024.

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FZI Spring Festival: Super election year 2024 – Will social polarization trends decide the future of our democracy?
FZI Spring Festival: Super election year 2024 ? Will social polarization trends decide the future of our democracy?

Do social polarization trends determine the future of our democracy? What role can and should science play in times of crisis to describe polarization or even counteract it? How and where can science, civil society, politics and journalism work together to mitigate polarization?

 

Against the backdrop of a global super election year, these questions were in focus at the FZI Spring Festival in Berlin on May 15th.

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12 PhD Positions at KD2School available.
12 PhD Positions at KD2School available.

12 PhD Positions at KD2School available. The KD2School focuses on designing adaptive systems for supporting economic decision-making of individuals, teams, and groups in work and private life. At Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), University of Bremen and University of Stuttgart up to 12 doctoral positions and 1 post-doctoral position are available, ideally starting January 1st, 2025, each running for 36 months.

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Public Participation in Sustainable Transitions: Oliver Resch at Summer School in Groningen
Public Participation in Sustainable Transitions: Oliver Resch at Summer School in Groningen

Recently, Oliver Resch participated in the first edition of the Public Participation in Sustainable Transitions Summer School in Groningen. The program featured expert talks covering diverse perspectives, including social sciences, economics, technical aspects, spatial planning, and legal considerations, providing a comprehensive understanding of the opportunities and challenges in public involvement in sustainability projects. In a collaborative group project, these insights were utilized to support the Ameland Energy Cooperative in transitioning to sustainable heating.

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NFDI4Energy Workshop: Exploring Policy and Society Engagement in Open Research
NFDI4Energy Workshop: Exploring Policy and Society Engagement in Open Research

Recently, we hosted a dynamic workshop within NFDI4Energy project, focusing on the crucial involvement of policy and society in open research platforms. We pondered key questions such as the accessibility of energy model results to society and where societal involvement holds the most value in the research cycle.

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New Team Member: Benjamin Gaube
New Team Member: Benjamin Gaube

We welcome Benjamin Gaube as a new team member and doctoral researcher under Prof. Weinhardt at IISM.

Benjamin received his M.Sc. in Sports Science at KIT and grew into the field of Information Systems during his time as intern at Liebherr Aerospace GmbH as well as his master theses at Corvolution GmbH. His research focus on utilizing biosignals in adaptive systems to improve productivity and health at the workplace. Further he is associated member of KD²school and HAPS.

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Exciting Business Data Strategy Case Study Presentations
Exciting Business Data Strategy Case Study Presentations

Exciting Business Data Strategy Case Study Presentations On Friday (26.01.2024) the final presentation of the Business Data Strategy Case Studies of the 5 Teams of master students happened. The groups worked on cases from finance, healthcare, education, waste management, and agriculture, with the goal of developing an innovative business strategy for the successful incorporation of AI and data-driven applications into the strategies. [...]The students did an amazing job to present their innovative and inspiring ideas " Prof. Christof Weinhardt said - euphoric by the high quality the master students delivered.

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Kai Zenner Sheds Light on EU AI Legislation at KIT
Kai Zenner Sheds Light on EU AI Legislation at KIT

Kai Zenner Sheds Light on EU AI Legislation at KIT While he saw great potential in the AI Act, some opportunities for ensureing legal certainty were also missed. For more insights from Kai, check out his blog kaizenner.eu

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IISM-IM @  HICSS 2024
IISM-IM @ HICSS 2024

Our IISM team members, Kim K. Miskiw and Alexander Grote, had the honour of presenting their research in Honolulu, Hawaii. Kim gave a talk on the topic "Multi Power Market Bidding: Stochastic Programming and Reinforcement Learning" (available here), while Alex presented his work on "The Positive Impact of Metric Learning on Open Set Nearest Neighbour Classification" (available here). Both PhD students received valuable feedback and enjoyed the fruitful discussions.

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