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Research on Social Impact of Artificial Intelligence is Funded with EUR 850,000

The Baden-Württemberg Stiftung is funding three projects of the University of Mannheim in a new research program on how to use Artificial Intelligence (AI) for the greater good.

AI is playing an increasingly important role in many parts of life but it also raises legal and ethical questions. The Baden-Württemberg Stiftung opened a tender for a new funding program on the topic “Responsible Artificial Intelligence” and accepted ten projects - three of which are led by researchers of the University of Mannheim. Funding is given to projects that research the interaction of AI technology and society.

“It is a great success for us, that three of the ten funded projects are from the University of Mannheim,” says Prof. Dr. Heiko Paulheim, who is leading two of the successful research projects. “This underlines the central role of the University of Mannheim in the areas of Data Science and Artificial Intelligence.” The interdisciplinary projects are forming a cluster in the Mannheim Center for Data Science. The participating researchers are Prof. Dr. Thomas Fetzer, Prof. Dr. Frauke Kreuter, Prof. Dr. Heiko Paulheim and other researchers from four schools.

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