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New association Lebensmittel-Teilen e.V. founded in Siegen

From end consumer to prosumer: The newly founded Lebensmittel-Teilen e.V. supports community gardens and local production, cooking get-togethers, nutrition education and ensures that food is saved from the garbage can and redistributed.

Institute for Digital Consumption at the Bonn-Rhine-Sieg University of Applied Sciences

The Institute for Digital Consumption (IVI) of H-BRS supports teaching and research at the intersection of consumer sciences and business informatics.

Talk of Assistant Prof. Motahhare Eslami on „Responsible AI: Supporting (Enough) Transparency and Bias-Awareness in AI Systems“

AI systems offer a promise to improve decision making where people must account for an overwhelming number of potentially contributing factors. This could be from determining what we read in our social media feeds to helping judges making pretrial bail decisions.  The power of these systems, along with their opacity and potential biases, can cause…
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Whose emotions are the second-ordered artificial emotions?

On the 9th of December, the group of consumer informatics hosted assistant professor Minha Lee for her keynote talk on “Whose emotions are the second-order artificial emotions?”. In her research on a chatbot called Vincent, Minha worked on agents’ stories and their potential to generate never-ending emotional loops. Here is the recorded video of her…
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Publication of “Data Science Canvas: Evaluation of a Tool to Manage Data Science Projects” at the Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS)

Our group recently published the Research Paper “Data Science Canvas: Evaluation of a Tool to Manage Data Science Projects” at the Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (HICSS): The Research Paper “Data Science Canvas: Evaluation of a Tool to Manage Data Science Projects” was written by Thomas Neifer, Dennis Lawo and Margarita Esau – Data emerged…
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Talk of Assistant Prof. Minha Lee on “Whose emotions are the second-ordered artificial emotions?”

Machines can detect people’s emotions through computer vision or speech processing, but they can also convey or mimic human emotions. A robot can frown, a smart speaker can sound happy, and a chatbot can send emojis. Yet as these various AI systems become more technically capable, simple expressions like smiles or emojis are likely to…
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Talk of Prof. Andreas Muxel on “AUTOMATA: Non-trivial Interactions with Trivial Machines”

Robots are no longer just “better” or more “efficient” workers in factory halls, they also become co-actors in our daily lives, for example autonomous vacuum cleaners, chatty voice assistants or care robots. Sharing our home with these domestic automata we almost attribute human characteristics, emotions and aliveness to our technical counterpart, but we have to…
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Publication of “Going Vegan: The Role(s) of ICT in Vegan Practice Transformation” in Sustainability

Our group recently published the Research Paper “Going Vegan: The Role(s) of ICT in Vegan Practice Transformation” in Sustainability: The Research Paper “Going Vegan: The Role(s) of ICT in Vegan Practice Transformation” was written by Dennis Lawo, Margarita Esau, Philip Engelbutzeder and Gunnar Stevens – With the debate on climate change, topics of diet change and…
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Voice Assistants: Know What Others Know About You

Voice Assistants collect enormous amounts of data and bear a high security risk of data misuse by third parties.The CheckMyVA research project, funded by the Federal Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection, therefore aims to improve the data sovereignty of users of Voice Assistants. We are looking for 30 households to support the CheckMyVA research…
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Presentation of one Research Paper and four Posters @ICT4S 2020

Our group presents one Research Paper and four Posters @ICT4S 2020: The Research Paper “The Unintended Social Consequences of Driverless Mobility Services – How will Taxi Drivers and their Customers Be Affected?” was written by Christina Pakusch, Paul Bossauer and Gunnar Stevens – Social sustainability effects of autonomous vehicles are being discussed in a controversial manner.…
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