The Hamburg Interdisciplinary Summer School “Governance Technologies: Privacy, Fairness & Transparency” was a terrific event. Held at the guest house of the Universität Hamburg and the adjacent Leibniz Institute for Media Research/Hans-Bredow-Institute, scientists from ten countries came together to discuss manifold ideas. Algorithmic accountability, information privacy, and european communication rights are only a few examples for the manifold topics discussed. The varying interdisciplinary backgrounds of all researchers mutually enriched one another. Furthermore, the presentations of our keynote-speakers – “The Online Tragedies and How to Resolve Them” by Nikolas Guggenberger, “Digital identities from a European perspective” by Bart Jacobs, “Law and Computer Science: Competing Legislators?” by Mireille Hildebrandt, and “Contesting Algorithms” by Niva Elkin-Koren – provided many opportunities for discourses. The panel discussions on domain-specific views on privacy, fairness, and transparency as well as the approaches of how to make interdisciplinary research work in the context of law, ethics & computer science were very insightful. Moreover, the visit to the panel discussion of the ThIS! event regarding responsible experimentation with AI: what to dare, how to care in OTTO’s executive lounge completed the variety of the summer school.
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