Mo / 14:00 – 15:30

Discussion: ChatGPT and Science Communication

Julika Griem, Olaf Kramer, Jakob Ohme, Steffen Brandt


On April 24th, from 14:00 to 15:30, the four centres funded by the VolkswagenStiftung Science Communication Cubed are coming together to examine the role of ChatGPT within the context of science communication.

Each centre is bringing a speaker, who will introduce their perspective on ChatGPT for approximately 10 minutes each, and then we will open the floor for discussion.

The goal is to provide a place for cross-examination and knowledge sharing, focusing on science communication expertise and how it can be viewed from different angles.


Prof. Dr. Julika Griem, Principal Investigator at the Rhine Ruhr Center for Science Communication Research, will deliver on the topic “AI and the Humanities and Social Sciences: Questions of Authorship and the Attribution of Individual Performance in the Science System.”

The Center for Rhetorical Science Communication Research on Artificial Intelligence (RHET AI) is bringing Prof. Olaf Kramer, Director of the Tübingen Science Communication Research Center, who will speak on “Patchwork Rhetoric. The Rhetorical Impact of Large Language Models.”

The Munich Science Communication Lab(MSCL) is bringing Dr. Jakob Ohme, the Research Group Lead at the Research Group Digital News Dynamics at the Weizenbaum Institute for the Networked Society.

Steffen Brandt, the Project Lead Data Science and Machine Learning from opencampus.sh is speaking on “Why Open Source is the Future Despite OpenAI’s Closed-source Approach” for the Kiel Science Communication Network (KielSCN).

It is the first time the centres have come together to present to and discuss with an audience.