This year’s Night of Science will take place on 09.09.2022, during which scientists from various disciplines will present their work. Research results from the fields of medicine & nutrition, energy & environment, media & communication and many other disciplines will be presented on Schadowplatz in downtown Düsseldorf. Admission is, of course, free of charge. Further information on the Night of Science and the complete program can be found here.
The Düsseldorf Institute for Internet and Democracy (DIID) will also be represented this year with an action booth. From 5 p.m. to midnight, the DIID will not only present itself and its own research interests, but also two projects. Specifically, the projects Meinungsmonitor Künstliche Intelligenz (MeMo:KI) and #meinfernsehen2021 will be presented at the DIID booth.
MeMo:KI is a project funded by the Mercator Foundation that systematically surveys public attitudes toward AI and media coverage of AI. This will make it possible to map progressions in public and published opinion on AI. The goal is to recognize artificial intelligence as an object of political debate and will formation in order to shape its development in favor of civil society.
The #meinfernsehen2021 project is dedicated to the future viability of public service broadcasting (ÖRR) in the context of digitalization. In cooperation with the Grimme Institute and the Federal Agency for Civic Education, an online platform was set up for interested citizens to exchange praise, criticism and suggestions for the reorientation of the ÖRR in various areas. The findings were discussed with experts at a conference and are currently being published in an anthology.
We want to leave the “ivory tower” of the university and make science accessible to everyone. Accordingly, we are looking forward to numerous guests and lively discussions during the Night of Science.