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Department of Communication and Media Research Annual Conference of the “Science Communication” Division (DGPuK) 2024



Communication and building public trust in AI-powered applications
Thursday, June 6, 2024 | 09:15 - 10:00

Professor Shirley Ho is Associate Vice President (Humanities, Social Sciences & Research Communication) in the President’s Office at Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore. She is also the President’s Chair Professor in Communication Studies in the Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information at NTU. Prof Ho is an elected fellow of the International Communication Association for her distinguished scholarly contributions to the field of communication. She is the recipient of the Hillier Krieghbaum Under-40 Award, conferred by the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication for outstanding achievements in research, teaching, and public service. Her interdisciplinary research focuses on cross-cultural public opinion dynamics related to science and technology, with potential health or environmental impacts. Funded by national-level competitive grants in Singapore, her research is instrumental in understanding how human values, media, and other advanced modes of communication shape public attitudes toward emerging science and technologies.


How AI is changing the knowledge order of society
Friday, June 7, 2024 | 09:00 - 09:45

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Christoph Neuberger is a full professor of media and communication science with a focus on digitalization and participation at the Freie Universität Berlin. He is also the Managing Director of the Weizenbaum Institute for the Networked Society, Berlin, a publicly funded research institute. Previously, he taught as a professor at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (2011-2019) and the Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster (2002-2011). Before that, he was a visiting professor at the University of Leipzig (2001-2002). He completed his studies, PhD and habilitation at the Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt. He is a regular member of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities (BAdW) and the German Academy of Science and Engineering (acatech). His research focuses on the digital transformation of media, the public sphere and journalism.