Responsible AI Freiburg

AI and related digital technologies have become a disruptive force in our societies and the calls for ethical frameworks and regulation have become louder. We hold that responsibility is a key concept for anchoring AI innovation to human rights, ethics and human flourishing.

As an interdisciplinary working group we have been working on this topic at the University of Freiburg since 2018. Prof. Dr. Wolfram Burgard, Dr. Philipp Kellmeyer, Prof. Dr. Oliver Müller, Prof. Dr. Silja Vöneky

University Freiburg

Research Group

In this picture from left to right: Prof. Dr. Oliver Müller, Dr. Philipp Kellmeyer, Prof. Dr. Wolfram Burgard and Prof. Dr. Silja Vöneky. Together, they form an interdisciplinary working group on responsible artificial intelligence.

Prof. Dr. Oliver Müller, Dr. Philipp Kellmeyer, Prof. Dr. Wolfram Burgard, Prof. Dr. Silja Vöneky (from left to right)


Responsible AI visits Care Robot LIO

Research Team at St. Marienhaus in Constance.

New Publication on AI

Prof. Dr. Silja Vöneky has published a new essay on “Key Elements of Responsible Artificial Intelligence – Disruptive Technologies, Dynamic Law”

New Research Project AI-TRUST

Interpretable Artificial Intelligence Systems for Trustworthy Applications in Medicine


Projects. Working group. Meeting.

You can find out here which research projects and topics we are working on and which networks we are establishing.

“Artificial Intelligence will become an important asssitive technology for humanity.
Importantly, human values and human flourishing should be at the center of AI development.”
Dr. Philipp Kellmeyer
“The changes of human understanding, agency, and alterity need to be reflected as one of the big challenges of AI.”
Prof. Dr. Oliver Müller
“As always when we have the chance to get a new, powerful technological tool, we have to answer the question how we can make sure that we as a society will make the right choices – or at least minimize the risk that we will make the wrong choices; and how do we decide what is right and wrong”
Prof. Dr. Silja Vöneky

Supported by:

social innovation lab

Prof. Dr. Wolfram Burgard
Dr. Philipp Kellmeyer
Prof. Dr. Oliver Müller
Prof. Dr. Silja Vöneky
Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies (FRIAS)
Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg
Albertstr. 19
D-79104 Freiburg im Bresigau
Phone: +49(0)761 203-97354
E-Mail: office.saltus (at)
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