Welcome to the CIDAS!

The Campus Institute Data Science (CIDAS) is a central scientific unit of the Georg-August-University. CIDAS promotes interdisciplinary exchange and activities, among faculties and campus-wide, in the field of data science. This particularly applies to coordination and further development of activities in research, teaching and knowledge transfer.


Science Movie Nights – Of Natural and Artificial Intelligences


Predicting and preventing crimes before they occur – what sounds like science fiction has long been a reality in many places. All around the world, police departments have implemented methods of predictive policing, using algorithms and machine learning to predict the place, time and perpetrator of crimes.

But how reliable are these methods really? How do they interact with existing prejudices and discrimination? And how much freedom do we want to give up in order to feel safe? Filmmakers Monika Hielscher and Matthias Heeder explore these questions in their documentary Pre-Crime (2017).

We invite you to a screening of Pre-Crime followed by a panel discussion. Data scientist Dr. Valentin Gold (University of Göttingen) and legal scholar Hauke Bock (University of Leipzig) will discuss the technological, ethical and legal implications of predictive policing. The discussion will be hosted by Prof. Ramin Yahyapour (GWDG).

April 11, 2024, 7 pm; Rechenzentrum am Burckhardtweg 4, 37077 Göttingen.

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