AI and Equal Opportunities

Location: Library & Learning Center Ceremonial Hall 1 Starting on 18 October 2023 at 18:00 WU matters. WU talks.
Type Discussion
Organizer WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business) Marketing & Communications

How (un)fair is artificial intelligence?

This event is organized by the team of the Vice-Rector for Human Resources and Digital Infrastructure.

The use of artificial intelligence (AI) is steadily increasing in all areas of life. Since all AI systems are fed by humans, they reflect human preferences and assumptions. Can we program fairness into AI systems? Do diverse teams also create diverse databases? And what can we learn from AI? Together with experts, we will be discussing how we can ensure that AI becomes a technology that benefits everyone.


Verena Dorner is professor of information systems and heads the Institute for Digital Ecosystems at WU Vienna. Her research focuses on the interdependencies between digital (eco)systems, algorithm/AI design, and user behavior.

Johanna Pirker isprofessor of media informatics at LMU Munich, Germany, assistant professor at TU Graz, Austria, and leader of the Game Lab Graz research group. Her research interests include AI, data analysis, immersive environments (VR), games research, and gamification strategies.

Michael Platzer is co-founder and chief strategist of Mostly AI, a leading software technology company specializing in AI-powered synthetic data.

Sonja Sperber is an assistant professor and Ottillinger Habilitation Fellow at the Department of Strategy and Innovation at WU Vienna. Her research focuses on strategic and organizational innovation management. In particular, she investigates the impact of the gender data gap in management practice and theory.

Moderated by:

Jan A. Poczynek is a digitalization enthusiast and co-founder and managing director of NOWEVOLVE

This event is an in-person event and will take place on campus. There will be no livestream.

Verena Dorner
WU Vienna
Michael Platzer
Mostly AI
Johanna Pirker
Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich & TU Graz
Sonja Sperber
WU Vienna
Jan A. Poczynek

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