The Collaborative Research Center (TRR 318) „Constructing Explainability“, funded by the DFG at the universities of Bielefeld and Paderborn and starting on July 1, 2021, addresses the question of how to make algorithmic decisions transparent. Decisions by black-box methods of modern artificial intelligence are especially considered. The central hypothesis is that explanations are most effective if they are co-constructed by explainer and explainee. The mechanisms of co-construction will be investigated by an interdisciplinary consortium to lay the foundations for new paradigms in human-computer interaction to that humans are empowered to make sovereign and informed decisions when interacting with intelligent systems. The TRR is structured in three research areas: A "Explaining", B "Social practice", C "Representing and computing explanations". The research areas consist of interdisciplinary subprojects in which 21 Principal Investigators from Linguistics, Psychology, Media Science, Sociology, Economics and Computer Science from both universities are involved.
Press release of Paderborn University about TRR 318