Le CIRST accueille un chercheur invité

The CIRST is proud to host remotely Christian Katzenbach for the 2020-2021 academic year. Senior researcher at the Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society in Berlin, he will collaborate with Florence Millerand and Jonathan Roberge on projects pertaining to the social dimensions of artificial intelligence.


Christian Katzenbach is a Senior Researcher and Research Group Leader at the Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society, Berlin. He is Co-Head of the Research Programme ’The Evolving The Digital Society’ and PI for multiple international research projects, including a Horizon 2020 project on platform governance and copyright funded by the European Commissions. Recently, he won a major grant to study the formation of 21st century AI between technology development, policy and public discourse with partners in Canada, France, and the UK. Christian has a (multi)disciplinary background in media and communications, computer science and philosophy. Christian is Chair of the Section Digital Communication of the German Communication Association.


Projects at cirst

During the fellowship, Christian will both advance his research agenda on the discourses and politics of AI and on platform governance and seek to establish new bonds with partners at CIRST; UQAM, Concordia and the impressive broader interdisciplinary research landscape in Montreal on all issues of digital transformation. He looks forward to dive into the Montreal community that has positioned itself as key hub, especially regarding AI and Society. Together with Jonathan Roberge, Fenwick McKelvey and partners in France and UK, Christian just won a major international grant by the national research organisations worth two million CAN$. The three-years project SHAPING AI will study the formation of AI as a key sociotechnical institution between tech development, policy, and discourse. The fellowship constitutes an ideal opportunity to kick-start this project and jointly advance the underlying this research agenda. 

This content has been updated on 5 November 2021 at 12 h 44 min.