At the re:publica in Berlin, Anke Stoll, research assistant at the Computational Communication Science department, and her colleagues from Liquid Democracy, Beyond AI Collective, and the Institute for Internet and Democracy Düsseldorf were awarded for their project idea “KI-MoDi”. The project aims to develop an approach for analyzing and reducing discrimination in AI language models for use in online discussions.

As part of a competition hosted by Civic Innovation Platform (CIP), a project of the “Denkfabrik Digitale Arbeitsgesellschaft” of the Federal Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs, teams from research and practice could submit project ideas with the slogan “Together it becomes AI”. The winning teams receive up to 20,000 euros in start-up funding as a prize to further develop their project idea together.