Norms and values guide people’s actions as well as social and political institutions. In light of the progress made in advancing digital tools, we are dealing with the question arises whether institutional decision-making can be digitally supported or even replaced by software programs. Whether and to what extent digital support plays a role in decision-making is particularly relevant in social and moral conflicts in which people have to make ethically and legally difficult decisions on short notice and on the basis of limited resources. Can algorithms help public institutions to act ethically, especially in such conflict situations?
- How can the normative aspects of decision-making be adequately formulated and help in situations of risk assessments of child welfare?
- How can professional standards and operational processes be digitally supported?
- How can the normative aspects of child welfare endangerment be captured (e.g. child welfare, self-determination, fair procedures, avoidance of discrimination)?
- How can the respective normative criteria be transferred into algorithms, into rational decision-making processes, and into digital social work processes?
- How can the normative criteria be translated into algorithms?
- What are the consequences of the results and requirements of computer science for the other two disciplines?
Prof. Dr. Nicholas Müller
Professor, Socio-Informatics and Social Aspects of Digitalization | Technical University of Applied Sciences Würzburg-Schweinfurt
Prof. Dr. Michael Reder
Chair of Practical Philosophy, Vice President of the Munich School of Philosophy
Prof. Dr. Robert Lehmann
Professor for Social Work, Institute of Technology | Nuremberg
Research Assistant, Chair of Socio-Informatics and Social Aspects of Digitalization | Technical University of Applied Sciences Würzburg-Schweinfurt
Dr. Rebecca Gutwald
Research Assistant and Project Coordinator KAIMo, Chair of Practical Philosophy | Munich School of Philosophy
Jennifer Burghardt M.A.
Research Associate, Institute for E-Consulting | Nuremberg Institute of Technology
Dr. Christopher Koska
Research Associate and Project Coordinator KAIMo, Chair of Practical Philosophy | Munich School of Philosophy