Thursday, 2 March 2023, 12:00 – 16:00 (CET)
Representation of the State of Hesse to the EU, Brussels
The workshop “AI Act im Datenraum” hosted by the project group Regulatory theories of Artificial Intelligence is dedicated to the interplay of the AI Act of the EU with the provisions of data economy law, namely with regard to corporate or financial data. In the first part, speakers will provide an insight into the current status of legislative considerations. In the second part, the AI Act will be analysed and discussed in its application dimension with a view to data resources.
The conference will be held in German.
Registration open until 24 Februay 2023 (see programme).
Interdisciplinary Final Workshop
18 January 2023, 13:00 – 19:00 CET
Over the last 18 months, the project group AI & Finance – Innovation, Resilience and Responsibility has brought together twelve researchers from different disciplines to shed light on current issues at the interface of AI and the financial market. The group’s final workshop will present the resulting work, particularly that of the young researchers.
In the first part of the workshop, the project group’s Data and AI Literacy Hub will be presented, complemented by guest lectures on the topic of data management.
The first part of the workshop will be held entirely in English whereas the second part will be partially in German, partially in English.
Wednesday, 18 January 2023, 13:00 – 19:00 CET
Online via Zoom (Zoom link see programme)
26 January 2023, 9:00 – 12:00 CET
leap in time Lab, Darmstadt
Forum for Interdisciplinary Research (FiF) at Technische Universität Darmstadt and ZEVEDI’s pilot project RoboTrust are organizing a workshop on “Responsible Interaction With Anthropomorphic Robots: An Interdisciplinary Challenge”. The joint workshop will discuss issues related to robot psychology, robotic transparency, robotic learning, liability, privacy, and emotion and context recognition. Furthermore, it will focus on the conditions for success of new robotic technologies and how possible obstacles can be overcome.
Interdisciplinary Lecture Series
Continuously, beginning on Monday, 5 December 2022, 15:00 (CET)
Online via Zoom (Zoom links see programme)
Algorithmic decision-making (or “ADM”) already has a significant impact on how our modern workplace is organised, whether it be through the selection of new hires, managing employees in their daily business, or assisting human decision-makers in the context of complex problems.
Against this background, the project group Responsible Algorithmic Decision Making in the Workplace is organising a series of lectures that will look at these developments from an interdisciplinary and international perspective. Among other things, the following questions will be addressed: How should work contexts shaped by ADM be designed to promote responsible treatment of workers? What technical, organisational and regulatory framework conditions should be established in such contexts?
7 November 2022, Online
Normative questions raised by digital technologies such as artificial intelligence and machine learning are particularly salient in financial markets. Algorithmic trading systems are widespread, and robo advice has long been established on the market. Against this background, the joint workshop “Robo Advisory & Crypto Investments: Case Studies and Critical Reflections” hosted by the project groups Regulatory theories of Artificial Intelligence and AI & Finance – Innovation, Resilience and Responsibility combines insights from banking practice and banking supervision with regulatory and social science considerations. Furthermore, it also contrasts German and European regulation with US regulatory approaches.
Monday, 7 November 2022, 14:00 – 17:00 CEST
Online via Zoom
The workshop will he held in German, with the last talk being held in English.
Registration until 6 November by e-mail to
till.vonposer [at] jura.uni-marburg.de
8 December 2022, Hochschule Fulda
The conference “Partizipation und Nachhaltigkeit in der Digitalität” hosted by ZEVEDI project group Sustainable Intelligence – Intelligent Sustainability explores the tensions between citizen participation, sustainability, digitality and Artificial Intelligence. Citizens are understood as Citizen Scientists who, in addition to their interests, also contribute problem-solving knowledge. The first part deals with the perspective of administrations and the second one with the perspectives of Citizen Scientists.
The first part of the conference will he held in German, the second part in English.
Thursday, 8 December 2022, 10:00 – 17:00 CEST
Hochschulzentrum Fulda Transfer
Registration until 30 November 2022 via https://pretix.eu/zevedi/ni-indez22/
eFin & Democracy: Citizen Lecture
Summer Semester 2022, Technische Universität Darmstadt
The digital transformation of the financial sector is in full swing, but the associated upheavals for democracy and the future society are not yet publicly tangible. Specialists know their way around – but mainly in individual segments. Impetus is needed to open up a space for discourse that shows relevance. Civil society participation and co-design, indeed only positioning and broader public discussion, require understanding and interdisciplinary exchange. Against this background, we have asked experts to create a knowledge base and to open the discussion.
The lecture series is offered at the Institute of Philosophy of the TU Darmstadt, addresses interdisciplinary registered listeners, but is also intended to be accessible to an interested general public. The sessions will be introduced and moderated by the organizers.
Mondays at 18:00 CEST
Hörsaal S1 03 | 223 (Altes Hauptgebäude) TU Darmstadt
Please send inquiries about the event via e-mail to efin[at]zevedi.de.
Big questions are:
- How is digitisation transforming payments methods and the financial sector?
- What are blockchain, fintech, cryptocurrencies, decentralised financial applications and co. anyway?
- Which new players define a “digitised” financial world and how would they be sub-jected to state regulation?
- How are sovereign tasks in the financial sector changing and what will become of the currency – specifically the euro – in European democracy?
- How can democracies react when the financial world changes as profoundly as it is currently doing?
- What opportunities are there for citizens to participate in the digital transformation of the financial sector?
|11 April||Dr. Martin Diehl (Deutsche Bundesbank) & Prof. Dr. Petra Gehring (TU Darmstadt)|
Das soziale und semiotische Konstrukt „Geld“. Zur Einführung in die Vorlesung | video recording»
|25 April||Claus George (DZ BANK)|
Digitalzahlungen – gestern, heute, morgen | video recording»
|2 May||Prof. Dr. Sebastian Omlor, LL.M. (NYU), LL.M. Eur. (Universität Marburg)|
Demokratische Blockchain-Algorithmen: von ‘Code is Law’ zu ‘Law in Code’? | video recording»
|9 May||Mario Oettler (Hochschule Mittweida)|
Wie dezentral sind sog. dezentrale Finanzanwendungen („DeFi“)? | video recording»
|23 May||Jens Hachmeister (Deutsche Börse)|
Digitale Finanzdienstleistungen – Was sind Fintechs? | video recording»
|30 May||Prof. Hans-Gert Penzel (Universität Regensburg)|
Bezahlen mit Daten | video recording»
|13 June||Kolja Reichert (Bundeskunsthalle)|
Kulturalisierung des Geldes, Finanzialisierung der Kultur. Was NFTs für die Kunst bedeuten | video recording»
|20 June||Prof. Dr. Monika Dommann (Universität Zürich)|
Wie BTC und ETH in Zug landeten. Konzeptuelle Überlegungen zur historischen und ethnographischen Erforschung von Cryptocurrencies | video recording»
|27 June||Prof. Dr. André Alfes (Hochschule Deutsche Bundesbank)|
Wem gehört mein Geld? Über „meins“ und „deins“ in der virtuellen Welt | video recording»
|4 July||Katharina Gehra (Immutable Insight)|
Warum hat der Digitalfinanzmarkt neue Chancen jenseits der traditionellen Bankingrollen? | video recording»
|11 July||Dr. Martin Diehl (Deutsche Bundesbank)|
Zentralbanken zwischen strategischer Relevanz, politischer Unabhängigkeit und demokratischer Kontrolle | video recording»
Der digitale Euro: Pro und Contra
mit Katharina Paust-Bokrezion (Deutsche Bank – Political Affairs) und Marcus Henrik Härtel (Europäische Zentralbank) | video recording»