Digital Humanism is an interdisciplinary approach (integrating humanities, social, and technical sciences) that aims to describe, to analyse and, above all, to influence the complex interplay between IT and humanity - for a society that fully respects universal human rights. Pursuing these goals, we will deal at the summer school with topics such as AI, humans, and control; ethics and responsible design; fair systems; participation and democracy; platform power, regulation; work in a new world; or sovereignty and geopolitics.
The summer school targets PhD and advanced master students from engineering, social science and humanities as well as interested persons from industry, institutions and civil society. Leading scientists from the different fields involved will introduce the topics. A typical course is broad enough to provide a general introduction to the chosen topic, whilst one can learn the relevant contributions in depth. In addition, there is enough room for discussions and presentations of participants’ projects. By completing the school participants get awarded with three ECTS-credit points. We also award several scholarships (full tuition waivers) to students selected on the basis of merit and financial need.
The summer school is organized by the Center for Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning / CAIML (TU Wien), the Digital Enlightenment Forum, and the Digital Humanism Initiative.