Developing Explanations Together

Often, technical explanations presuppose knowledge about AI and are therefore difficult to comprehend. In the Transregional Collaborative Research Centre 318 “Constructing Explainability”, researchers are developing ways to involve users in the explanation process and thus create co-constructive explanations. Therefore, the interdisciplinary research team investigates the principles, mechanisms, and social practices of explaining and how these can be taken into account in the design of AI systems. The goal of the project is to make explanatory processes comprehensible and to create understandable assistance systems.

 

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News

The second episode of the research podcast "Explaining Explainability" has been released.

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The European Union has introduced a comprehensive AI law that provides for far-reaching regulation of artificial intelligence. Commentaries from TRR members on this law...

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A lot of research progress, a second TRR 318 conference and much more happened at TRR this year, take a look at our short 2023 recap.

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For the second time, TRR 318 opened its doors and invited international scholars to discuss research on explanation and artificial intelligence. A conference in pictures...

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Events

25.03.2024 - 25.03.2024

Online Talk "In a nutshell: Why mixing methods isn't special" led by Petra Wagner

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09.04.2024 - 09.04.2024

Online Talk "In a Nutshell: Introduction into qualitive methods (Ethnomethodological conversation analysis)" led by Friederike Kern

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26.04.2024 - 26.04.2024

Writing Day in Bielefeld

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12.06.2024 - 14.06.2024

Writing Retreat

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Projects

Projects

The areas of research included in TRR 318 are divided into three categories. These three areas in turn are subdivided into interdisciplinary subprojects. Project INF provides an overarching research structure; Project Ö facilitates public relations and outreach; Project Z addresses administrative, organizational, and financial matters; and the RTG Project provides a framework for educating doctoral and post-doctoral researchers.

Alle Projekte

Area A - Explaining

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Area B - Social practice

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Area C - Representing and computing explanations

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Intersecting projects

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Members

The co-construction of explanations is investigated by a total of 22 project leaders with about 50 scientific assistants from linguistics, psychology, media science, sociology, economics, computer science and philosophy at the Bielefeld and Paderborn universities.

AI Forum

Workshops for AI beginners

TRR 318 offers hands-on workshops for people with an interest in artificial intelligence and no previous experience in this field. The workshops are aimed at school classes, Stakeholders and medical students.

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Networking opportunities

The Integrated Research Training Group structures the further education of PhD students and postdocs. We warmly invite external PhD students to express their interest in a visiting fellowship in our Collaborative Research Center!

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Participation in scientific studies

Many subprojects of TRR 318 investigate human-machine and human-human communication in real-time situations. Interested people can participate in studies and in this way contribute to research.

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Media

What is Explainable Artificial Intelligence? And how does one research it? The researchers at TRR 318 deal with these questions every day. Through various channels (newsletter, podcast, etc.), we want to give an insight into our research, always with the opportunity to ask questions.

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Newsletter

Subscribe to our Newsletter to keep updated about research and recent events of TRR 318.

Speaker

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Prof. Dr. Katharina Rohlfing

Transregional Collaborative Research Centre 318

Project Leader A01, A05, Z

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Co-Speaker

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Prof. Dr. Philipp Cimiano

Transregional Collaborative Research Centre 318

Project Leader B01, C05, INF

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