Gina Neff

Artificial intelligence (AI) and other innovative technologies are rapidly evolving. What will it take to make these tools work for us?

19:00 CET

Wednesday 3 May 2023

HAU1, Stresemannstr. 29, 10963 Berlin

In her talk for the Making Sense of the Digital Society lecture series (from the Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society (HIIG) and the Federal Agency for Civic Education (bpb)), Gina Neff will look at how we can build a better future by addressing what still needs to be done to use generative AI and other automated technologies in our homes and workplaces.

From robotic surgery and automated engineering to generated text and images from models like GPT and Dall-E, AI is forcing us to develop new ways of working. Understanding the challenges and the opportunities ahead requires a deep look at how we work in teams, and how we adapt, resist, or follow the new ways for organising information at work and in society at large.

Anticipating these challenges, and adapting the technology as well as our jobs, our regulations and our organisations, will help AI work for all of us.

The recorded video will be uploaded to this website a few days after the event.

The event will be held in English and simultaneously interpreted into German. In addition, the lecture will be broadcast live from 7 pm.

About Gina Neff

Gina Neff is the Executive Director of the Minderoo Centre for Technology & Democracy at the University of Cambridge.

Her research focuses on the effects of the rapid expansion of our digital information environment on workers and workplaces and in our everyday lives. Gina Neff holds a Ph.D. in sociology from Columbia University and advises international organisations like UNESCO, the OECD and the Women’s Forum for the Economy and Society. Her books include Venture Labor (MIT Press 2012), Self-Tracking (MIT Press 2016) and Human-Centered Data Science (MIT Press 2022).

Making Sense of the Digital Society

The current rapid pace of technological change creates enormous uncertainties – and thus the need for explanations that help us better understand our situation and shape the future. The Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society (HIIG) and the Federal Agency for Civic Education (bpb) are therefore continuing the Lecture Series Making Sense of the Digital Society that was launched in 2017. The aim of the format is to develop a European perspective on the current processes of transformation and its societal impact.