About the Conference

The Weizenbaum Institute for the Networked Society is organizing its Fifth Annual Conference on the subject of ‘AI, Big Data, Social Media, and People on the Move’ and invites interested scholars to submit papers and abstracts for presentations. The conference will take place at Silent Green Kulturquartier in Berlin from 19 to 20 June 2023.

The conference focuses on topics that arise from artificial intelligence (AI) and Big Data deployed on and used by ‘people on the move’. We understand the term ‘people on the move’ in a broad sense: individuals and groups who – by volition or necessity – are changing their lives and/or their structural position in societies.  This encompasses the role of automated systems or AI in different forms of geographical and social change, including migration and labour mobility, algorithmic uses of ̒ location’, as well as discourses of and about people on the move.

About the Weizenbaum Institute

The Weizenbaum Institute for the Networked Society – The German Internet Institute is a collaborative project from Berlin and Brandenburg funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). The aim is to better understand the dynamics, mechanisms and implications of digitalisation.

To this end, the Weizenbaum Institute investigates the ethical, legal, economic and political aspects of digital change. This creates an empirical basis for responsible digitalisation. On the basis of the research findings, action options are developed for government, the economy and civil society, in order to shape the digital transformation in a responsible interdisciplinary manner. Since September 2020, the Weizenbaum-Institut e.V. has been responsible for the administrative coordination of the collaborative project.