I am happy to announce that a grant application that I was part of has succeded. Starting November 2021, the research project “AIStudyBuddy: KI-basierte Unterstützung zur Studienplanung” has started. The project consortium is lead by RWTH Aachen and includes partners from the Ruhr University Bochum and the University of Wuppertal. In the project, it is researched how AI-based technologies my be used to support planning and reflecting student’s individual study progress. The project’s focus is on the perspectives of students as well as on the designers of curricula. The main research contribution of the Chair of Ethics of Digital Methods and Technologies will consist a critical reflection of diversity aspects, student autonomy and the protection of privacy, including ways to minimize potential negative impact.
The project is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research. Lead researcher for the ethical contribution is Dominik Bär. The results are part of a doctoral thesis supervised by me.