A few weeks ago, the Leibniz Association hosted the annual exchange between science and politics. As part of the "Leibniz in the Bundestag (LiB)" series, Prof. Dr. Stefan Dietze, scientific director of the GESIS Knowledge Technologies for the Social Sciences department, also took part in the online event together with Prof. Frank Marcinkowski and Christian Koß from Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf.
Together, they exchanged views on the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in politics with MdB Anke Domscheit-Berg, digital policy spokesperson for the Left Party in the Bundestag, among others.
The focus was on the areas of application of AI in federal ministries. This demonstrated the strength of LiB's dialog format, as researchers in this area were able to benefit from Ms. Domscheit-Berg's extensive expertise.
On the other hand, work from the Discourse Data 4 Policy project was discussed, in which researchers from HHU and GESIS are using AI methods to harness and analyze Twitter data for policy-relevant topics. A current focus is the investigation of online discourses on vaccination readiness in the DACH countries.
Overall, there was great interest in the respective work on both sides, leading to a fruitful exchange.
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