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This semester, the Quantum Social Lab invites you to a human-centered perspective on quantum technologies: Dive into the intersection of art and quantum, design your own project, and get a chance to present it at PUZZLE X 2024! Ready for a challenge integrating creativity, abstraction and complexity?

This course offers basic knowledge and an introduction to quantum technologies, their societal implications and art-driven quantum education. Moreover, students gain a general overview of the intersection of technology and art. Supported by our research group and artists from the QuantWorld project, the students develop individual educational projects on quantum technologies and their implications, focusing on applications in mobility, medicine and banking (security). Potentially, selected project ideas can be presented at a fair in Barcelona.

When? April 30, May 27, June 6 + project phase.

Where? Course will take place at the Hochschule für Politik München, at the TUM Think Tank.

For Whom? For Munich students of all faculties & universities.

From? Quantum Social Lab at the TUM Think Tank, together with partners from the QuantWorld project.

Application?  Sign up by April 30. Sign up here via TUMonline, or for non-TUM students, email

Credits?  This seminar is accredited 6 ECTS.

Ethical Data Initiative at TUM Think Tank

In the evolving landscape of data-driven technologies, where ethical concerns have risen to prominence, the multi-stakeholder workshop New Directions for Global Activities in Data Ethics addresses the need for a robust ethical framework. It explores challenges such as algorithmic decision-making and bias mitigation, while introducing the Ethical Data Initiative (EDI), a collaborative project aimed at promoting responsible data practices globally. Through discussions led by experts in data ethics, AI ethics, and international data policy, the workshop aims to shape the future direction of EDI across its pillars: international data ethics education, policy and networks and stakeholder and community engagement.

How to get involved

If you are interested in becoming part of the Ethical Data Initiative and work in a related field, we would like to invite you to the workshop day on 9 April at the TUM Think Tank.

If you can not make it in person, please feel free to join the life stream of the introduction and Sabina Leonelli's Keynote and discussion "Why Ethical Data in the Age of XAI?" and register for Webinar on Zoom from 1 PM - 2:30 PM.

Workshop Agenda

Co-Designing Generative AI Guidelines of, by, and for TUM

The TUM Think Tank's Generative AI Task Force is dedicated to establishing comprehensive guidelines for the effective integration of generative AI within TUM's educational framework. To achieve this, we are organizing a collaborative workshop involving representatives from diverse TUM sectors, including professors, postdocs, PhDs, students, administrative staff, and others. This inclusive approach ensures that the perspectives, desires, and apprehensions of all stakeholders are thoroughly considered.

Our aim is to incorporate a wide spectrum of viewpoints encompassing legal, administrative, pedagogical, and engineering aspects. Additionally, we intend to integrate relevant pre-existing documents and initiatives within TUM pertaining to this subject matter. Through this collective effort, we aim to devise guidelines that are both robust and reflective of the multifaceted considerations inherent in integrating generative AI into teaching practices at TUM.

Impressions from the event

Our Generative AI Task Force member Stephan Krusche and his team brought together a diverse array of stakeholders, from professors to students and administrative staff, for a collaborative workshop aimed at establishing comprehensive guidelines for integrating Generative AI within TUM's educational framework.

Here's a brief recap of our fruitful discussions:

Key takeaways include the importance of transparency, accountability, and continuous evaluation in developing guidelines that reflect the dynamic nature of AI integration in education.

As we move forward, we'll be synthesizing today's inputs into actionable steps, with a focus on transparency and adaptability.



A big thank you to all participants for their active engagement and valuable contributions and a special thanks to Stephan Krusche and team for organizing the event, especially to Maximilian Sölch, to Patrick Bassner and Pascal Bronner for their insightful expert talks and to Noha Lea Halim for the co-organization and stellar moderation!

Call for action

If you’re interested in actively participating and shaping TUM's Generative AI guidelines, contact us: All professors, postdocs, PhDs, students, administrative staff, and others from the TUM environment are welcomed!


The AI Roadshow is a service for the ministries of the Bavarian State Government. We look forward to exploring the topic of generative AI in public administration together.

If you are interested in exploring further options for collaborations in the public sector, please contact us at

In an increasingly digitally interconnected world, the rise of hate speech poses a particular threat to tolerance, diversity, and respect. To address the escalating issue of online hate speech, representatives from science, business, the public sector, media, and civil society gathered last week at the TUM Think Tank and the Bavarian State Center for New Media (BLM) in collaboration with the Bavarian State Ministry of Justice, the Society for Civil Rights, Lumen at Harvard University, and the reporting center REspect! for a two-day workshop. The goal was to build and strengthen a network that collaboratively explores strategies against the escalation of online hate speech and harmful content on the internet.

The program covered legal aspects of the Digital Services Act (DSA) and how they will be implemented in the future, the redesign of content moderation through participatory risk management, and the potential benefits of public-private partnerships in the prosecution of hate speech. Furthermore, the workshop provided insights into the perspectives of the Public Prosecutor's Office, police, and media regulatory authorities on the issue of hate online and explored strategies, tactics, and tools that democratic societies can employ to combat online hate speech. Special emphasis was placed on discussing sectoral boundaries and active participant exchange.

Participants emphasized the importance of actively involving users in the legislative process. Lena-Maria Böswald from Das NETTZ underscored that there is still much room for improvement in legislation and that civil society organizations should also have an influence on shaping these laws. "To achieve a healthier online discourse, it is crucial to work together on the root causes of online hate by collaborating not only with civil society organizations but also with legislators and scientists. Progress can only be achieved through such combined efforts."

The main insights and takeaways from the two days:

Dr. Thorsten Schmiege, President of the BLM, outlined the diverse and longstanding commitment of the BLM to extremism prevention and against anti-Semitic hate. The BLM addresses issues such as incitement to hatred or Holocaust denial, has launched the initiative "Justice and Media – Consistently Against Hate" in collaboration with the Ministry of Justice, is a member of the Bavarian Alliance for Tolerance, and strengthens user resilience through numerous media literacy initiatives such as the Media License Bavaria. Schmiege called for even more networking: "Let us together send a signal for freedom of expression and against hate, anti-Semitism, and incitement to hatred online! Only the power of many can counter the power of many."

Did you know?

Disenchantment with politics and the rise of disinformation are pressing challenges in today's democracies. In peri-urban and rural areas, where 40% of surveyed citizens feel left behind by society and politicians, the impact is even more pronounced. Ideas for Europe (I4E) and Alliance for Europe (A4E) are committed to addressing this issue head-on, and you can be part of the solution.

About the workshop

The online workshop, 'Who is lying now? Identify and Fight Disinformation!' is a unique opportunity to gain insights and practical tools for combating disinformation. It's designed for international media literacy experts, lifelong learning professionals, and journalists as a train-the-trainers initiative.

What you will learn


Register now and join us in our mission to tackle disinformation and empower communities.

This workshop is part of the EU-funded CERV project 'Ideas for Europe' (I4E) and funded by the European Commission.

COVID-19, home office, Deutschlandtakt and Deutschlandticket: A lot has changed in public transport in recent months and years. At this event, speakers from the Technical University of Munich (TUM), Deutsche Bahn, MOIA, fairtiq, Wiener Linien and Agora Verkehrswende will take a look at the future of public transport.

Scientists from the Technical University of Munich will report on the role of research in the monitoring and evaluation of these changes and the challenges they pose. Other experts will present and discuss their ideas for the future of public transport. Our guests include:

After the event, on-site participants will have the opportunity to learn more about the new approaches in mobility research in an exchange with experts from science and practice and to discuss the role of research.

The event is organized by Agora Verkehrswende and the TUM Think Tank in close cooperation with MCube, the Munich Cluster for the Future of Mobility in Metropolitan Regions.


For participation in presence on site in Munich please register here:
On Site

Click here to register to participate online in the livestream:

Participants on-site and online can contribute with questions during the event via Slido.

Recording & Presentation
We will record the event and publish the recording as well as the presentations afterwards on this page.

The Women in Data Science Munich Conference, held on June 19, 2023, marked a significant step towards promoting gender diversity and empowering women in the realm of data science. Through its diverse range of activities, exceptional speakers, and inclusive approach, the conference demonstrated the immense potential of collaboration and knowledge-sharing in shaping the future of data science. The event served as a testament to the ongoing commitment to fostering innovation, inclusivity, and excellence in the field, while inspiring and connecting individuals passionate about data science, regardless of gender.

Conference Highlights

The WiDS Munich Conference featured an array of engaging activities designed to facilitate inspiration, learning, and networking

The WiDS Munich Conference boasted a distinguished lineup of participants, including accomplished data scientists from renowned organizations such as Google, Sixt, borisgloger consulting, and Cornell Tech Information Science. Moreover, the event showcased the research contributions of women from Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München and TUM, highlighting the local expertise in the field.

Impact and Future Implications

The conference exemplified the power of collaboration and shared knowledge in advancing gender diversity and innovation within the data science domain. By connecting experts, learners, and enthusiasts, the event succeeded in creating a vibrant community where ideas were exchanged, challenges discussed, and inspiration kindled.

Photos by Astrid Eckert

Women of TUM

Women of TUM is a rapidly growing, living network which connects women with one another – 15,468 female students, 110 female professors and more and more alumnae every year. This lively network is quickly spreading and bringing together women across the boundaries of continents, generations, hierarchy levels and specializations.

In the Women of TUM network, women are forming a community in which they mutually support and inspire one another, regardless of their academic disciplines or industry sectors. Here women also find a unique platform which makes them more visible to the public, anchors the role of the woman in the working world and thus establishes role models for future generations.

Women in CS@TUM

Women of CS@TUM is a group of members from the Computer Science and the Computer Engineering Departments of TUM School of Computation, Information and Technology. We are working towards equal participation of women and of other under-represented groups at the School. It is a joint initiative of students, scientific staff and professors who are involved in the topics of diversity in our departments.

AI Book AI Art Gallery

TUM is at home between museums in the middle of Munich's Kunstareal. In July, the neighborhood's institutions invite visitors to a four-day festival. On July 15 and 16, Gabelsbergerstrasse will be closed to traffic at the Alte Pinakothek and will become a promenade with many hands-on activities. The Munich School of Politics and Public Policy will be present with the TUM Think Tank under the motto: Future Technologies: A Whole New World?

In the pavilion of the TUM Think Tank, visitors can experiment with generative AI and discuss with the researchers: How do we deal responsibly with the applications? How do they change us?

Saturday 15.7.2023, from 12 – 18 pm
Pavilion on Gabelsbergerstraße in front of the Egyptian Museum

Free admission, no registration necessary!

In front of the main building of the TUM there are numerous activities at the Kunstareal-Fest, like here at the Fest 2015.

On the 4th of May, IEAI researchers Auxane Boch, Ellen Hohma, and Maria Pokholkova hosted the workshop “System of AI Accountability in Financial Services” as part of their current project “Towards an Accountability Framework for AI Systems” in collaboration with Fujitsu Global.

The main objective of this event was to foster meaningful discussions and knowledge exchange among experts in the field of AI ethics, with a specific focus on quantifying ethical considerations in AI applications. The participants comprised a diverse group of specialists from the financial industry, including insurance, fintech, and financial services. Their backgrounds spanned various domains, such as data science, AI ethics, AI governance, and strategy.

Over the course of four immersive hours, the workshop attendees collectively worked towards formulating and achieving a consensus on five crucial scalable characteristics that define the ethicality of an example use case within the realm of AI Credit Scoring. The intention was to develop a framework that enables the evaluation of the ethical aspects of AI applications in a scalable and standardized manner.

The identified characteristics aimed to reflect the extent to which AI products adhere to the ethical principles of AI, focusing specifically on the principle of 'explainability & transparency' in this instance. By establishing a clear set of characteristics, the workshop participants aimed to provide a robust foundation for assessing the ethical implications of AI Credit Scoring and similar use cases.

To facilitate a quantitative comparison of the ethicality of the use case application, the workshop participants devised a numeric scale. This scale would enable the scoring of the defined characteristics, thereby enabling a more objective and measurable evaluation of the ethical considerations associated with AI Credit Scoring.

The workshop was a resounding success, with lively discussions, insightful perspectives, and fruitful collaborations taking place throughout the event. The engagement and expertise of the participants contributed to the development of a framework that promises to enhance the accountability of AI systems in the financial services sector.

The outcomes of this workshop are expected to have a significant impact on the ongoing research and development of AI accountability frameworks. The scalable characteristics and the numeric scale generated during the event will serve as valuable tools for organizations seeking to assess the ethical implications of their AI applications, particularly in the domain of AI Credit Scoring.

Key takeaways

Overall, the workshop on the "System of AI Accountability in Financial Services" proved to be a vital step forward in addressing the ethical challenges posed by AI systems. By bringing together experts from various fields and establishing a consensus on scalable characteristics, this event has paved the way for greater transparency and accountability in the financial industry's adoption of AI.

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