Think before you code.

Discussing the impact of AI & digital technologies on our society


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Contribution to UN Conference on Lethal Autonomous Weapon Systems

Our project group “Misuse of AI” hosted a side event at the 2018 Group of Governmental Experts on Lethal Autonomous Weapons Systems at the United Nations in Geneva.


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“A Technological Perspective on Misuse of Available AI” is now available: Download Paper

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Participation at UN Conference

Our project group Misuse of AI will participate at the 2018 Group of Governmental Experts on Lethal Autonomous Weapons Systems (LAWS) at the United Nations in Geneva. During a side event,[…]

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About Us

We are a community of students and young professionals
discussing the impact of AI & digital technologies.
ConsciousCoders is based on four formats: workshops, talks, publications and our blog.


In our workshops students and young professionals identify current challenges and explore solution approaches in a hands-on manner.

The workshops include preparation, inspiring keynote speeches and thematic deep dives in working groups.


To make sure to preserve and spread our findings, the outcomes of panel discussions, keynote speeches and workshops are published in an attractive and accessible way.

This serves as a basis for further discussion.

Our expert talks and panels aim to present the work of ConsciousCoders to the public.

We want to foster discussion and interaction of developers as experts of the technology with decision-makers and the interested society.

Our aim is to offer our community insights to our work, overviews on current technology and controversial aspects we believe should be considered.

The blog also offers a way to express personal opinions for the community of ConsciousCoders. 


AI & Big Data introduce completely new business segments and offer immense opportunities to solve global problems efficiently.


However, limitations and risks of increasing digitalization and automated data processing need to be investigated and examined with regards to their impacts on our society.


Developers and experts play a central role in shaping these future developments. We provide a platform to discuss and design our own impact.

Current Topic Groups

Algorithmic Prediction and Misuse of AI

Following projects are currently running:

The group “Algorithmic Prediction” evaluates predictive technology from different viewpoints and discusses benefits and risks from this evolving field. The project “Misuse of AI” aims at contributing to the international discussion on autonomous weapon system from a technological perspective by evaluating possible misuse of civilian technology. Algorithmic PredictionMisuse of AI

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ConsciousCoders issue 01

Results from Workshop and Panel now available!

We are happy to share our first version of thoughts and discussion created within the community of ConsciousCoders. The presented ideas were developed on our first public event on 3rd March, 2018. We hope you enjoy this booklet!

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Past Event: Student Workshop and Panel Discussion

Saturday, March 3rd @ CDTM Munich

“AI and Big Data: Boundless Potential or Serious Threat – What Influence do we Developers have?”

with speakers from industry, science and civil society
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Our Team

Lukas Pöhler

Electrical and Computer Engineering,
Politics & Technology
TU Munich

Alexander Ladwein

Electrical and Computer Engineering
TU Munich

Chiara Ullstein

Politics & Technology
TU Munich

Robert Walter

Mechanical Engineering,
Robotics, Cognition, Intelligence
TU Munich

Eva Mayer

Computer Science
TU Munich

Gunnar König

Data Science
LMU Munich

Catherine Chen

Computer Science
Princeton University

Julius Morandell

Politics & Technology
TU Munich

Teodora Pandeva

Data Science
LMU Munich

Our Supporters

Center for Digital Technology and Management