TU Wien DIGHUM

Program

Program overview and lecture material.

Tentative Program (Times in CEST)

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Preliminary Program

Monday, September 2, 2024

  • 8:30 - 9:00 Registration

Morning (9:00-12:30)

  • 9:00 - 9:30 Opening and Welcome
  • 9:30 - 10:00 Welcome Address
  • 10:00 - 11:00 Hannes Werthner: Introduction to Digital Humanism
  • 11:00 - 11:30 Coffee Break

Lunch Break (12:30-14:00)

Afternoon (14:00-17:30)

  • 15:30 - 16:00 Coffee Break

Tuesday, September 3, 2024

Morning (9:00-12:30)

Digital Identity Systems are on the rise worldwide. While global majority countries already have ample experience with their pitfalls and human rights implications, Europe just concluded its big digital identity reform without any concern for the experiences of other regions. Thomas Lohninger works for Austrias biggest digital rights NGO epicenter.works and has shaped the 2,5 year negotiations for the new EU law. This presentation will showcase realistic use-cases of the technology from age verification, online identification, customer tracking up to replacing CAPTCHAs. We will discuss essentials safeguards that attempt to make such systems of government certified personal data exchanges less dangerous in a world of surveillance capitalism and rising authoritarianism.

The speaker lead the NGO coalition of privacy watchdogs that advocated for strong human rights safeguards in the EU legislation. He since became Chair of the UN DPI-safeguards Governance Working Group, advices the EU Commission on the technical specification of the new system, is in the Jury of the German government about their Wallet implementation. This talk tries to bridge the technical, legal and social implications of such systems and how society might be shaped by what some are calling the operating system of modern society.

  • 10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break

Lunch Break (12:30-14:00)

Afternoon (14:00-17:30)

  • 15:30 - 16:00 Coffee Break

Evening

Wednesday, September 4, 2024

Morning (9:00-12:30)

  • 10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break

Lunch Break (12:30-14:00)

Afternoon (14:00-17:30)

  • 15:30 - 16:00 Coffee Break

Thursday, September 5, 2024

Morning (9:00-12:30)

  • 10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break

Lunch Break (12:30-14:00)

Afternoon (14:00-17:30)

In the first part of the lecture, basic concepts and methods of machine learning are introduced with a focus on image classification and generative approaches. Typical misconceptions and pitfalls of data driven AI methods are illustrated and discussed. In the second part of the lecture, specific approaches for trustworthy AI are introduced with a focus on explainable AI methods, making use of knowledge to guide model induction and adaptation, and human-in-the-loop approaches.

  • 15:30 - 16:00 Coffee Break

Evening

Friday, September 6, 2024

Morning (9:00-12:30)

  • Stavros Makris: Competition Law, Policy and Regulation in the Digital Era: A Political Economy Approach
  • 10:30 - 11:00 Coffee Break

Lunch Break (12:30-14:00)

Afternoon (14:00-17:30)

  • 15:30 - 16:00 Coffee Break