Digital Humanism Summit

"The Digital Humanism Initiative comes together to identify possible responses to challenges that AI brings."


July 3rd – 5th 2023

  • All day event.
  • Josephinum
  • 1090 Vienna, Währinger Straße 25

On This Page

Statement on Generative AI and Democratic Sustainability

Here you can access the Statement of the Digital Humanism Initiative on Generative AI and Democratic Sustainability


Here you can download the slides of the summary of Digital Humanism Summit:
Download the slides.

About the Event

The release of ChatGPT has stirred worldwide enthusiasm as well as anxieties. It has triggered popular awareness of the far-reaching impact of the latest generative AI, which ranges from numerous beneficial uses to worrisome concerns for open democratic societies and the lives of their citizens. We are concerned about the enormous concentration of power, resources, and prioritization of future AI R&D directions in the hands of Big Tech as well as under the control of government bureaucracies.

We will gather in Vienna to identify possible responses to this global challenge and opportunities for meeting it through collective action such as policy recommendations. This two day invitation-only event is organized by the Digital Humanism Initiative, the OSUN Hannah Arendt Humanities Network at Bard College and the Institute for Human Sciences (IWM), Vienna.

You can find further information and the program here.