Bonn Sustainable AI conference 2023

Sustainable AI Across Borders, May 30th to June 1st  2023, Universitätsclub Bonn, Germany

This is the second Sustainable AI conference organized by the Bonn Sustainable AI lab at Bonn University’s Institute for Science and Ethics (IWE). The focus of the first conference in June 2021 was to create a community of researchers in the space of Sustainable AI and to raise awareness on the topic. The second conference will focus on cross cultural perspectives to address the variety and scope of ethical issues on a global scale. An inspiration for this theme is to acknowledge the reality that certain countries play an integral role in the early
production phase and the waste management but may never experience the benefits of AI.

Abstract booklet

Click here to download the abstract booklet for the Sustainable AI Conference 2023.



By the end of June 2023 you'll find all videos of the Sustainable AI Conference 2023 that were held in room 1 here.


Young Researchers Workshop

Prior to the conference, on May 29th, the exclusive Young Researchers Workshop on "Sustainable AI Across Borders" for early career researchers will be held. The workshop addresses the topic of AI and Sustainability from a cross-cultural perspective to tackle the variety and scope of related ethical issues on a global scale. Participants will be provided the opportunity to get feedback on an unpublished work from leading scholars who are presenting at the Bonn Sustainable AI Conference 2023 and to build valuable connections to young researchers with common research interests.

We welcome the following leading scholars to discuss with, and mentor participants: 

  • Prof. Dr. Aimee van Wynsberghe, Bonn University  
  • Prof. Dr. Benedetta Brevini, University of Sydney and London School of Economics
  • Prof. Dr. Caesar Atuire, University of Ghana
  • Prof. Dr. John Sullins, Sonoma State University California
  • Dr. Şebnem Yardımcı Geyikçi, Bonn University

We are happy to announce that the following early career researchers will join us for the day:  

  • Paul Schütze (University of Osnabrück, Germany)
  • Otello Palmini (University of Ferrara, Italy)
  • Boxi Wu (University of Oxford, UK)
  • Brice Petit (IRIDIA, Université Libre de Bruxelles and Fari, Université Libre de Bruxelles and Vrije Unversiteit Brussel, Belgium)
  • Paula Gürtler (Centre for European Policy Studies, Belgium)
  • Oriane Peter (University of Cambridge, UK)
  • Damilola Awotula (Dalhousie University, soon McGill University, Canada)
  • Chris Thomas (The Alan Turing Institute, UK)


Aimee van Wynsberghe

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Charlotte Bander


Larissa Bolte

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Sophia Falk


Markus Franke


Dodzi Koku Hattoh


Modestha Mensah


Caroline Stitt


Taylor Stone

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Tijs Vandemeulebroucke

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Denise Wagner


Şebnem Yardımcı Geyikçi

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