30September, 2020

Germany’s GI Appoints Four Junior Fellows 2020

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Germany’s German Informatics Society (GI) has appointed four talented young computer scientists as Junior Fellows, naming Katharina Geldreich (TU Munich), Katharina Weitz (University of Augsburg), Dr. Wolfram Wingerath (Baqend GmbH) and Dr. Christoph Gröger (Robert Bosch GmbH) to join its Junior Fellowship. 

The move is designed to provide additional support for outstanding younger talents, recognising that […]

30July, 2020

GI Launches Student Competition: HackTheSummer Seeks Digital Ideas for a Better World

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The German Informatics Society (GI) and the Federal Ministry of Education and Research are launching the creative competition “HackTheSummer – Digital Ideas for a Better World”.

Berlin, June 22, 2020 – In a new national competition, GI is partnering with the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) to identify creative digital solutions that contribute to […]

29June, 2020

GI Working Group Calls for Urgent Changes to German Data Transparency Plans

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Germany’s Gesellschaft für Informatik (GI) has criticised the lack of data protection and IT security measures in the Government’s new Data Transparency Ordinance (DaTraV) and called for urgent improvements.

German’s Ministry of Health (BMG) plans to regulate details of the Digital Supply Act (DVG) passed in 2019, including the transfer of data for research purposes. However, […]

28May, 2020

AI in the Working World

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New Research Project on the Traceability of Algorithmic Decision Systems 

The increasing use of algorithmic decision systems (ADM) is bringing about far-reaching changes for the world of work, particularly in personnel management, where decisions on selection and management are increasingly prepared by ADM systems. 

Employees also interact increasingly with “intelligent” systems in their direct working environment. In […]

26February, 2020

GI Honours Formative Figures in German AI History

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The Gesellschaft für Informatik e.V. (GI) has joined with the Fraunhofer Group for IUK Technology to honour 10 influential figures in German AI history at a special reception in Berlin. 

The reception entitled, “Artificial Intelligence in Germany – Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow”, came out of the GI’s KI50 project which brought together a jury of 18 transdisciplinary […]

29January, 2020

German Informatics Society (GI) Condemns Proposed Changes to Security Laws

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The German Informatics Society (GI) has come out against a draft bill which would require all providers of telemedia services (telcos, ISPs and social media platforms) to breach the password security of their users. 

The Federal Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection has published changes to the German Telemedia Act in order to “combat right-wing extremism […]

30September, 2019

Yannic Maus receives GI Dissertation Award

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Dr Yannic Maus has received the dissertation award of the Swiss Informatics Society (SI), the Australian Computer Society (OCG) and the German Informatics Society (GI), receiving an endowment of €5,000. 

Dr Manus, from the University of Freiburg, received the award for the best computer science dissertation of 2018 at an official ceremony at the GI Annual […]

29August, 2019

GI Awards Highest Computer Science Honour to Dorothea Wagner

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Professor Doctor Dorothea Wagner from the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology received the Konrad-Zuse-Medal from the Gesellschaft für Informatik (GI) for her services to computer science earlier this month. 

The Konrad Zuse Medal, awarded every two years since 1987, is presented by GI to individuals who have rendered outstanding services to computer science. Prof. Dr. Dorothea Wagner, […]

29May, 2019

GI Honours Top 10 Influential Minds and Technologies

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The German Informatics Society (GI) has announced the leading influential thinkers and technologies from across German AI history.

A jury consisting of 18 AI experts made the selections during an intensive seven-hour consultation at the Weizenbaum Institute for Networked Society in Berlin. The event was part of the project ” #KI50: Artificial Intelligence in Germany, which seeks […]

24December, 2018

GI Calls for Greater Effort to Secure Security-Critical Infrastructures

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The German Informatics Society (GI) has used the current reporting on poorly secured water and sewage treatment plants as an opportunity to draw attention to the need for information security at utility companies.

The ‘Act to Increase the Security of Information Technology Systems’ (IT Security Act), in force since 2015 and expressly welcomed by the […]