Past Events

Here you can find an overview of past seminars and events, including recordings where available.

Speaker: Sebastian Fehrler, Universität Bremen
Seminar: Similarity and Consistency in Algorithm-Guided Exploration
Date: April 9, 2024

Speaker: The Anh Han, Teesside University
Seminar: Leveraging Voluntary Commitments for Advancing Cooperation and AI Safety: A Game Theoretical Approach
Date: March 19, 2024

Speaker: Andrés Abeliuk, University of Chile
Seminar: The Social Impacts of Algorithmic Decision-Making
Date: February 20, 204

Speaker: Christian Hilbe, MPI for Evolutionary Biology
Seminar: The Evolutionary Game Theory of Cooperation, Social Norms, and Modesty
Date: January 16, 2024

Speaker: Taha Yasseri, University College Dublin
Seminar: Three Experiments in Dyadic Collaboration among Humans and Machines
Date: December 5, 2023


Speaker: Sven Nyholm, Ludwig Maximilians Universität
Seminar: Ethical Accident Algorithms for Autonomous Vehicles and the Trolley Problem: Three Philosophical Disputes
Date: September 26, 2023


Speaker: Kenza Ait Si Abbou, IBM
Seminar: AI Renaissance? Reflecting on a New Era of Societal Transformation
Date: August 29, 2023


Speaker: James Evans, University of Chicago
Seminar: Accelerating science with human-aware artificial intelligence
Date: July 11, 2023

Speaker: Yoshihisa Kashima, University of Melbourne
Seminar: The Psychology of Cultural Dynamics
Date: June 27, 2023

Speaker: Pinar Yanardag, Bogazici University
Seminar: Interpretable Deep Generative Models for Creativity and Human-AI Collaboration
Date: June 6, 2023


Speaker: Nicholas Diakopoulos, Northwestern University
Seminar: Anticipating Impacts: AI Governance and the Question of Foresight
Date: May 23, 2023

Speaker: Sydney Levine, Allen Institute for AI
Seminar: Moral Flexibility in Human and Machine Minds
Date: May 9, 2023


Speaker: Michiel Bakker, DeepMind
Seminar: Fine-tuning language models to find agreement among humans with diverse preferences
Date: April 18, 2023


Speaker: Sultan Sooud Al-Qassemi, Bard College Berlin
Seminar: Scientific Thought in Modern Arab Art
Date: March 28, 2023

Speaker: Linda Onnasch, Technische Universität Berlin
Seminar: Anthropomorphic robot design – A differentiated look at the effectiveness of humanlike cues in HRI
Date: March 21, 2023


Speaker: Joel Z Leibo, DeepMind
Seminar: Multiagent Artificial General Intelligence
Date: February 28, 2023

Speaker: Molly Crockett, Princeton University
Seminar: Imagining Worlds Anew: Technology & the Cultural Evolution of Normativity
Date: December 6, 2022

Speaker: Maximilian Schich, Tallinn University
Seminar: Cultural Data Analytics meets Humans & Machines
Date: December 1, 2022


Speaker: Verena Hafner, Humboldt University Berlin
Seminar: Tool use and agency in artificial agents
Date: November 22, 2022


Speaker: Hirokazu Shirado, Carnegie Mellon University
Seminar: Collective Action in Hybrid Systems of Humans and Machines
Date: November 8, 2022

Speaker: Alberto Acerbi, Brunel University London
Seminar: Cultural evolution in the digital age
Date: August 30, 2022


Speaker: Dean Eckles, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Seminar: Long ties: Formation, social contagion, and economic outcomes
Date: July 12, 2022


Speaker: Henrik Skaug Sætra, Østfold University College
Seminar: A shallow defence of a technocracy of artificial intelligence
Date: June 28, 2022


Speakers: William Powers, Public Mind & Center for Humans and Machines, in conversation with Iyad Rahwan
Salon: Tracking the Public Mind: can online discourse be a force for good?
Date: June 21, 2022


Speaker: Anne Scherer, University of Zurich
Seminar: Reactance to Human versus Artificial Intelligence
Date: June 14, 2022


Panelists: Johann König (KÖNIG GALERIE), Iyad Rahwan, Yvonne Bialek, and Levin Brinkmann (Center for Humans and Machines)
Moderator: Anika Meier (Kunstforum)
Salon: NFTs, Artificial Intelligence and Culture
Date: May 24, 2022


Speaker: Anja Bodenschatz, TUM School of Social Sciences and Technology
Seminar: Preferences in Human-Machine Interactions – The Impact of Personal Affectedness
Date: April 26, 2022


Speaker: Johanna Thoma, Department of Philosophy Logic and Scientific Method, London School of Economics
Seminar: Risk Imposition by Artificial Agents: The Moral Proxy Problem
Date: April 5, 2022


Speaker: Julian De Freitas, Ethical Intelligence Lab, Harvard Business School
Seminar: How Should We Market Ethical Aspects of Autonomous Vehicle Behavior?
Date: March 22, 2022


Speaker: Beth Singler, Homerton College, University of Cambridge, in conversation with William Powers, Visiting Scholar for Humanistic Technologies at CHM
Salon: AI, Us, and Our Dreams of the Future
Date: March 15, 2022


Speaker: Chiara Longoni, Questrom School of Business, Boston University
Seminar: Artificial Intelligence in the Government: Responses to Failures and Social Impact
Date: February 22, 2022


Speaker: Meeyoung Cha, Associate Professor, KAIST School of Computing & Chief Investigator, Institute for Basic Science
Distinguished Lecture: Data Science for Social Impact: Poverty Mapping with Deep Learning
Date: February 15, 2022


Speaker: Falk Lieder, Max Planck Research Group Leader for Rationality Enhancement (MPI for Intelligent Systems)
Seminar: Improving Human Decision-Making and Learning with Psychologically-Informed Technologies
Date: February 8, 2022


Speaker: Philippe Pasquier, Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada
Seminar: The rise of Creative AI and its ethics
Date: January 11, 2022


Speaker: Amy Kurzweil, New Yorker cartoonist and author in conversation with Iyad Rahwan
Salon: Cartooning AI anxiety
Date: December 7, 2021


Speaker: Jurgis Karpus, Ludwig Maximilian University Munich
Seminar: Algorithm Exploitation: Humans are keen to exploit benevolent AI
Date: October 19, 2021



Speaker: Moshe Hoffman, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology
Seminar: A Game Theoretic Account of Spin and Motivated Reasoning
Date: September 7, 2021


Speaker: John Danaher, National University of Ireland (NUI)
Seminar: Understanding Techno-Moral Revolutions
Date: August 24, 2021


Speaker: Samir Simon Suweis, University of Padova 
Seminar: An Online Game Platform to Study Systemic Sustainability of Common Pool Resources with Environmental Feedback
Date: July 6, 2021


Speaker: Elias Fernández Domingos, Vrije Universiteit Brussel

Seminar: Delegation to autonomous agents promotes cooperation in collective risk dilemmas
Date: June 29, 2021

Speaker: Tripat Gill, Lazaridis School of Business & Economics of Wilfrid Laurier University in Waterloo

Seminar: Moral Dilemmas of Autonomous Vehicles. No, Not Again! Yes, Because They are Important.
Date: June 01, 2021


Speaker: Roberta Sinatra, IT University of Copenhagen

Seminar: Quantifying the biases of scientific success
Date: May 18, 2021

Speaker: Jennifer M. Logg, Georgetown University

Seminar: Developing a “Theory of Machine” to Examine Perceptions of Algorithms
Date: May 04, 2021


Speaker: Nathanael J. Fast, University of Southern California 

Seminar: The Psychology of Algorithm Adoption (and Rejection) at Work
Date: April 20, 2021


Speaker: William J. Brady, Yale University   

Seminar: Moral emotions in the digital age
Date: April 13, 2021


Speaker: Kristina Lerman, University of Southern California

Seminar: Biases in Data & Other Threats to Validity of Predictive Models
Date: April 06, 2021


Speaker: Amir Dezfouli, CSIRO

Seminar: Neural network and reinforcement-learning models for modelling and influencing behaviour
Date: February 23, 2021


Speaker: Berkeley J. Dietvorst, The University of Chicago Booth School of Business

Seminar: People Reject Algorithms in Uncertain Decision Domains Because They Have Diminishing Sensitivity to Forecasting Error
Date: February 09, 2021


Speaker: Adam Waytz, Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University

Seminar: Humans and machines
Date: January 12, 2021

Speaker: Jim A.C. Everett, University of Kent

Seminar: Switching Tracks? A Two-Dimensional Model of Utilitarian Psychology
Date: December 15, 2020

Speaker: Maria del Rio Chanona, University of Oxford

Seminar: Occupational mobility and Automation: A data-driven network model
Date: November 17, 2020

Speaker: Jonathan Gratch, University of Southern California (USC)

Seminar: The psychological and organizational implications of autonomy-mediated interaction
Date: November 10, 2020

Speaker: Nils Köbis, Center for Humans and Machines/ Max Planck Institute for Human Development

Seminar: Artificial intelligence versus Maya Angelou: Experimental evidence that people cannot differentiate AI-generated from human-written poetry
Date: October 20, 2020

Speaker: Pantelis P. Analytis, University of Southern Denmark

Seminar: The Structure of social Influence in Recommender Network
Date: September 22, 2020


Speaker: Inho Hong, Center for Humans and Machines/ Max Planck Institute for Human Development

Seminar: The universal pathway to innovative urban economies
Date: August 25, 2020

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