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)

New Videos Online – Virtual Conference: Global Perspectives on Responsible AI

An Interdisciplinary Virtual Conference – 25/26 June 2020

At our virtual conference in June 2020 we discussed some of the most pressing technological, philosophical, ethical and legal challenges of AI and AI systems for the next decade from a global and transdisciplinary perspective. To this end we welcomed researchers, scholars, experts from various fields, and lawmakers to exchange thoughts and ideas about fundamental and specific key elements of responsible AI. The virtual exchange with participants from different continents (Asia, Australia, USA, and Europe) and from different disciplines (AI, computer science, medicine, neurosciences, philosophy, and law) gave an opportunity to find a common basis and new answers to pressing questions of AI governance and regulation. For more information have a look at the videos from our conference:


New Publication on AI

by Prof. Dr. Silja Vöneky

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
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