The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the world and no one’s life was untouched by the measures taken since spring 2020 by governments to contain the virus. Anita Thaler and her Queer STS colleagues Daniela Jauk, Birgit Hofstätter and Magdalena Wicher took this contemporary crisis as a starting point for scholarly and personal reflection in the fifth issue of the Queer STS Forum.
This was the title of a talk, our gender and technology researcher Anita Thaler held on May 28, 2020 at the ISPA-Forum of Austria’s Internet Service Providers.
After an introduction of federal minister Elisabeth Köstinger, Thaler explained why it is so important for sustainable change in the IT sector to use your own room for manoeuvres instead of waiting for others to change first (which would be throwing the hot potato).
With the projects VEKIAA (Responsible Integration of AI Assistants at the Workplace) and dAIalog.at (Fostering Fairness of and Trust in AI through Formats of Participatory Technology Design) the IFZ extends its profile with the topic of artificial intelligence (AI).
IAS-STS invites researchers to apply for a stay between October 1st 2020 and June 30th 2021 as a research fellow (up to nine months) or visiting scholar (shorter period, e.g. one month).
Application Deadline extended to May 30th, 2020
For application forms and further information please visit IAS-STS.