Peter Löscher Chair of Business Ethics

The Peter Löscher Chair of Business Ethics explores the conditions for ethical behavior in a globalized and pluralistic world. In this sense, our research is dedicated to the socio-economic order framework and the institutional environment in which individuals interact. This includes the analysis of incentives, as well as the examination of ethical categories which fit into our contemporary world. The goal of our research is to develop institutional design recommendations and give orientation to actors in business, politics and society who face ethical challenges.


Forthcoming Publication

We would like to draw your attention to the forthcoming publication:

Lütge, Christoph; Lütge, Christiane; Faltermeier, Markus (Eds.):

The Praxis of Diversity Palgrave

Macmillan 2020: Link

 

 


Forthcoming Publication

We would like to draw your attention to the forthcoming publication:

 

Christoph Bartneck, Christoph Lütge, Alan R. Wagner, Sean Welsh:

Ethik in KI und Robotik

Hanser Fachbuch 2019: Link


Prof. Lütge at the German-Czech Innovation Conference on Artificial Intelligence

From October, 23-24, 2019 Prof. Lütge participated in the German-Czech Innovation Conference on Artificial Intelligence.

Photo courtesy: Václav Bacovský

 

Student/Graduate Assistant (Studentische Hilfskräfte) – Institute for Ethics in Artificial Intelligence (IEAI) (m/f/d)

The IEAI builds upon the Technical University of Munich’s strategy for “Human-Centered Engineering” by bringing scientists from the technical and social sciences together to conduct research on cutting-edge problems related to the responsible implementation of AI. We are currently looking for Student/Graduate Assistants (10 hours/week) to support us in that mission!

Click here to download the job description!

Please send a short application to ieai@mtsc.tum.de by 10 November 2019.


TUM Institute for Ethics in Artificial Intelligence officially opened

In attendance of Minister of State Dorothee Bär, Federal Government Commissioner for Digital Affairs, the Technical University of Munich (TUM) officially opened the TUM Institute for Ethics in Artificial Intelligence today. At the event the new institute's first research projects at the interface of ethics and artificial intelligence (AI) were presented – in areas ranging from AI in autonomous vehicles to regulatory issues.

TUM has been studying the complex interactions of science, technology and society since 2012 through the work of the Munich Center for Technology in Society (MCTS), which was established under the 2012 Excellence Initiative. As part of the MCTS, the TUM Institute for Ethics in Artificial Intelligence (IEAI) will focus on ethical implications of artificial intelligence. The US company Facebook is supporting this TUM initiative by a 6.5 million euro donation not subject to any conditions or expectations.

At today's opening symposium for the Institute for Ethics in Artificial Intelligence (IEAI) at TUM, Dorothee Bär, the Federal Government Commissioner for Digital Affairs, said: “To some extent, machine learning algorithms are already playing a role in choosing the news articles we read. But the possible applications extend far beyond that, for example into such areas as medical diagnostics. These far-reaching technological changes raise many ethical issues. It is a good thing that TUM is getting involved in addressing these issues.”

Creating trustworthy AI

With the IEAI, TUM aims to combine its traditional strengths in science and technology fields with the humanities and social sciences, creating a force to shape the kind of AI technologies that will earn trust and acceptance in society. “As a technical university, we can effectively contribute to social progress only if we align our technological innovations with the values, needs and expectations of people,” said TUM president Prof. Thomas F. Hofmann. “This guiding principle of human-centered engineering permeates TUM's future agenda for research, innovation and the education of our students.” To that end, the IEAI will bring together talented researchers in medicine, natural sciences and engineering to collaborate in interdisciplinary teams with partners from the fields of social sciences and ethics. With total funding of approximately 2.3 million euros, TUM is now kicking off the first research projects:

  • Autonomous driving ethics
  • An AI-based medical ethical advisor system
  • Understanding the dynamics of hate speech and fake news
  • Personalized AI-based interventions against online norm violations
  • Trust in AI through meaningful regulation
  • AI for a human-centered Industry 4.0

 For further informaiton, please refer to the press statement of the TUM or the article of the Süddeutsche Zeitung.


Keynote of Prof. Lütge at Huawei Connect in Shanghai

On September 19, Prof. Lütge gave a keynote on "Trustworthy AI Governance" at the Huawei Connect in Shanghai.


Lecture of Prof. Lütge at the Carnegie Mellon University

On September 12, Prof. Lütge delivered a lecture at Carnegie Mellon University on "Humanity's Last Chance or Highway to Hell? Ethical Opportunities and Challenges of Artificial Intelligence".

A report about the lecture can be found here.

Interview with Prof. Lütge at the Data for Policy Conference 2019

We would like to draw your attention to the following interview with Prof. Lütge at the Data for Policy Conference. The interview deals with the ethical aspects of artificial intelligence. The link to the interview can be found here.



Research Stay of Prof. Lütge at Harvard University

Prof. Lütge will be visiting researcher at the Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society at Harvard University in September 2019.


79th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management in Boston

The Peter Löscher Endowed Chair of Business Ethics is represented at the 79th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management in Boston and participates in the workshops "Managing Digital Disruption" and "The Social Contract Tradition in Business Ethics".


New Publication

We would like to take the opportunity to inform you about a new publication:

 

Christoph Lütge; Christoph Strosetzki (ed.):

The Honorable Merchant – Between Modesty and Risk-Taking

Springer International Publishing 2019: Link 


Announcement "Ethics of Competition"

We would like to draw your attention to a new publication of Prof. Lütge: 

 

Christoph Lütge:

"The Ethics of Competition: How a competitive society is good for all"

Edward Elgar: 2019 Link


New Publication

Christoph Lütge; Matthias Uhl: Wirtschaftsethik

Vahlen 2018: Link

Lectures of Prof. Dr. Lütge

4.3. Paris UNESCO conference "Principles for artificial intelligence: towards a humanistic approach?"

18.3. Turin Invited lecture of Prof. Lütge at the University of Turin

21.3. Berlin Participation at the Digital Governance Convention 

1.4. Hannover Accenture-Panel on AI at the Hannover Trade Fair

3.4. Düsseldorf Presentation of Prof. Lütge at the invitation of the Industrie-Club (Industry Club)

21.5. Munich Panel Discussion on AI in the Literaturhaus München (House of Literature Munich)

11.4. Berlin Panel Discussion at the Big-Data.AI Summit of Bitkom 

12.4. Munich Panel Discussion at the Scientific Society for Entrepeneurial Leadership (Wissenschaftliche Gesellschaft für Unternehmensführung)

23.-24.5. Washington DC Participation at the symposium "Artificial Intelligence: An International Dialogue“ at the Invitation of the National Academies and the Royal Society 

11.-12.6 London Keynote at the Data for Policy Conference 2019 

27.-28.6. Prague Presentation at the workshop “Autonomous Vehicle Ethics: Beyond the Trolley Problem” 

4.7. London Fujitsu World Tour London, Panel on Trustworthy AI

5.7. Garching Panel "Artificial Intelligence: Future trends and the impact on society“ at the 2nd French German Women Forum Entrepreneurship in cooperation between TUM and HEC Paris

11.7. Munich Keynote of Prof. Lütge at the Ethics Network of Multilateral Organizations Conference of the European Patent Office

9.8. Boston Workshop at the Academy of Management (AOM) "Managing Digital Disruption: Toward a Research Agenda for Organizations“

10.8. Boston Workshop at  "The Social Contract Tradition in Business Ethics. Ties that Bind twenty years on“ at Society for Business Ethics Annual Conference

12.9. Pittsburgh Lecture on "Humanity's Last Chance or Highway to Hell? Ethical Opportunities and Challenges of Artificial Intelligence" at the Carnegie Mellon University, Tepper School of Business

19.9. Shanghai Presentation on Trustworthy AI Governance at Huawei Connect

27.9. Berlin Keynote at the Congress for Human Resource Management

10.10. London Invited Lecture at the Institute of Business Ethics (IBE)

11.10. Messkirch Keynote at the conference of the Heidegger Society

14.10. Berlin Panel moderation at the Acatech conference "Responsibility in the Technical Sciences

23.10. Prague Panel at the German-Czech Innovation Conference Artificial Intelligence

8-9.11. Munich Lecture at the Zündfunk-Netzkongress

17.11. New York Keynote speech at the Future Forum of the German Center for Innovation and Research

21.11. Rome Panel at the International Conference on Ethics and Law of AI in the Italian Parliament.


Lecture of Prof. Lütge at the CESIfo Institute

On May 7, 2018, Professor Lütge has delivered a lecture at the CESifo Institute in Munich on the topic "Business ethics without illusions". For more information, please click on here.


Just published:

Christoph Lütge

The Ethics of Competition: How a competitive society is good for all.

Edward Elgar 2019 Linkhttp://www.springer.com/de/book/9783658140380

Christoph Lütge and Christoph Strosetzki (ed.)

2019 The Honorable Merchant – Between Modesty and Risk-Taking

Springer 2018: Link

https://www.springer.com/us/book/9783658219956

https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007%2F978-3-319-33151-5