Welcome

I am a senior researcher at the Institute for Technology Assessment and Systems Analysis (ITAS), which is part of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany. My research is technology assessment (TA) of information technologies. TA is interdisciplinary and problem-oriented research on technological developments and interactions with changes in society. A particular research interest is technology policy and governance.

New:

May 2024, article:
Orwat, Carsten (2024): Algorithmic Discrimination From the Perspective of Human Dignity; in: Social Inclusion, Vol. 12, Article 7160, pp. 1-18; Link to outside Download PDF (Open Access logo open access) at publishers's website.

Jan 2024, project:
New research project "Systemic Risks of Artificial Intelligence", part of the project "Systemic and Existential Risks of AI", funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, from Jan 2024 to Dec 2025.

Nov 2023, lecture:
Künstliche Intelligenz, Diskriminierungsrisiken und Auswirkungen auf die Menschenwürde [Artificial intelligence, discrimination risks, and impacts on human dignity], lecture held at lecture series "Data literacy", Karlsruhe Institute for Technology, Zentrum für Angewandte Kulturwissenschaft und Studium Generale, 22 Nov 2023, Karlsruhe.

Oct 2023, presentation:
"Fairness" als Antwort auf algorithmische Diskriminierungsrisiken ist nicht genug ["Fairness" as response to algorithmic discrimination risks is not enough]; presented at: "Menschendaten. Die Maschine spricht – wer verantwortet KI?", KI Woche 2023 des Landesbeauftragten für Datenschutz und Informationsfreiheit Baden-Württemberg, 4 Oct 2023, Stuttgart.

Apr 2023, presentation:
Diskriminierungsrisiken durch Verwendung von Algorithmen [Discrimination risks through the use of algorithms]; presentation held at 12th Speyerer Forum zur digitalen Lebenswelt, 20-21 April 2023, Speyer.

Nov 2022, preprint:
Orwat, Carsten; Bareis, Jascha; Folberth, Anja; Jahnel, Jutta; Wadephul, Christian (2022): Normative Challenges of Risk Regulation of Artificial Intelligence and Automated Decision-Making, Preprint (under review), Karlsruhe: Karlsruhe Institute of Technology, Institute for Technology Assessment and Systems Analysis; Download PDF (Open Access logo open access).

Selected publications:

Orwat, Carsten; Bareis, Jascha; Folberth, Anja; Jahnel, Jutta; Wadephul, Christian (2022):
Risikoregulierung von künstlicher Intelligenz und automatisierten Entscheidungen [Risk regulation of artificial intelligence and automated decision-making],
in: Hoeren, Thomas; Pinelli, Stefan (eds.): Künstliche Intelligenz - Ethik und Recht, Munich: Beck, pp. 255-287, Link to outside book webpage by publisher.

Cover of the book Risks of Discrimination through the Use of Algorithms Orwat, Carsten (2020):
Risks of Discrimination through the Use of Algorithms.
A study compiled with a grant from the Federal Anti-Discrimination Agency, Berlin: Federal Anti-Discrimination Agency, (translation of the study below)
Link to outside Download (PDF) (Open Access logo open access) at agency's website.

Vorderseite des Buches Diskriminierungsrisiken durch Verwendung von Algorithmen Orwat, Carsten (2019):
Diskriminierungsrisiken durch Verwendung von Algorithmen,
Studie (erstellt mit einer Zuwendung der Antidiskriminierungsstelle des Bundes); Berlin: Nomos. [Study "Discrimination risks by the use of algorithms", funded by the Federal Anti-Discrimination Agency],
Link to outside Download (PDF) (Open Access logo open access) at the agency's website.

Full list of publications