Veranstaltung: Workshop “Perspectives on Hybrid Human-AI Systems. Bringing Together Interdisciplinary Approaches”, 10.-12.04.2024, München

Perspectives on Hybrid Human–AI Systems. Bringing Together Interdisciplinary Approaches
Johannes Moser, Libuše Hannah Vepřek, and Leonie Thal

10.-12. April, München

The research fields of Human Computation  and Hybrid Intelligence investigate how the capabilities of humans and computers can be combined in novel ways, thereby overcoming the limitations of today’s strictly computational Artificial Intelligence systems, and yielding the ability to address problems that neither can solve on their own.
Such hybrid human–AI systems are of interest to several scientific disciplines, including computer science, philosophy, sociology, design, and cultural anthropology, as they not only enable new computational and engineering capabilities while posing interesting new problems on their own but also influence societies on a structural level and our everyday life at the micro level. They elicit questions on the human–AI relations in these hybrid systems that are ethical, judicial, social, cultural, logical, algorithmic, practical, and material in nature.
This workshop brings together scholars, experts, and interested parties with an interest in hybrid human–AI systems to learn how different disciplines understand and approach these systems. The aim is to discuss how each discipline can contribute to an interdisciplinary understanding of the collaboration of humans and machines in such hybrid systems. With this workshop, we want to spark new conversations between different disciplines, addressing, among others, the following questions:

  • How does human computation and hybrid intelligence relate to pursuits of and discourses on “Artificial General Intelligence” / “strong AI”?
  • How can we grasp human-technology and societal relations unfolding within these systems?
  • How is trust established and (re)negotiated in such systems?
  • What forms of ethics arise in and with hybrid human-AI systems?
  • What are the unique perspectives of the different disciplines, and how can these inform one another?
  • How can we arrive at understandings that consider the disciplines’ different approaches and modes of reasoning?
  • How can we work together on these topics?

The workshop is organized as part of the research project “Playing in the Loop: New Human-Software Relations in Human Computation Systems and their Impacts on the Spheres of Everyday Life” funded by the German Research Foundation. The Fritz Thyssen Foundation, the Carl Friedrich von Siemens Foundation, and the Münchner Vereinigung für Volkskunde e.V. provide additional funding for the workshop.

The full programm can be found here.
You can also find more information here.

Participation is free. Registration until 15.3.2024 by email to

Questions can be directed to Libuše Hannah Vepřek:

Note: Due to limited capacity and for sustainability reasons, we ask for a binding registration with a €30 deposit, which will be refunded after the conference. In our experience, people often register but do not show up, which results in more food than needed, which has to be thrown away. We want to avoid this as much as possible. If registered guests do not show up, the money will be donated to a social or cultural project.