HIDA Lecture: Contextualizing LLMs

Tuesday, 07.05.2024 · 2 pm

Speaker: Steffen Albrecht, Scientific Staff at Office of Technology Assessment at the German Bundestag (TAB)

Date: 07.05.2024, 02:00 pm

Title: Contextualizing LLMs – What are the social and ethical implications?


This presentation focuses on the social impact of large language models.

The significance of generative AI for public discourse, public administration or the creation of knowledge and art will be outlined and options for action will be discussed using technology assessment - in particular its focus on shaping technological futures and the inclusion of multiple perspectives.

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Steffen Albrecht

Steffen Albrecht is a member of the Office of Technology Assessment at the German Bundestag (TAB) and advises the Members of Parliament on scientific and technological developments. After completing his studies and doctorate in sociology in Hamburg, he spent several years at universities and companies in Hamburg, Berlin and Dresden researching the effects of digitalisation on society and ist sub-sectors, in particular on education, politics and science. His current focus is on bio- and medical technologies, digitalisation and artificial intelligence.

He is also involved in the further development of technology assessment methods.


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