A blog about the social impact of AI

Social Impact

6 December 2019

In Search of a PhD Student and a Postdoctoral Researcher to Help Us Predict the Spread of AI in Society

We were very glad to find that our research proposal: "Predicting the diffusion of AI-applications" was one of 16 projects awarded funding by the Marianne and Marcus Wallenberg Foundation. The project starts in 2020. We are now looking for a…

3 December 2019

Diffusion by Infusion - Has AI Spread by Piggybacking on Mobile Apps?

Figure 1. Piggyback transportation: a train carried by a ferry between Bonn and Oberkassel (1870 - 1914). Source: Stadtarchiv und Stadthistorische Bibliothek, Bonn. Social and ethical impacts of any technology presuppose its diffusion. That is why we need to understand…