For identifying normative and value change in the domain an analysis of the literature on the societal discourse on the use of AI systems for social assessment and algorithmic decision making in the field is necessary. The scientific analysis of the public discourse enables identifying the relevant topics that are put at the forefront of the public agenda. This agenda setting provides indicators for the underlying social values and how they are affected – and possibly change – by technological change. Thus, the literature analysis supports the identification of the issues which need to be investigated in further research in course of the research project AI-FORA. For this reason, a review of the scientific analysis of the public discourse on AI-based social assessment can be found here. Moreover, for investigating the dynamics of change the methodology of simulation will be utilized. Simulation models will be co-produced in close collaboration between scientists and local stakeholders in a so-called participatory approach. For this reason, current issues and debates in the field of participatory modelling are examined here.
In due time the literature analysis will be complemented by corresponding studies of the methodological foundations of the research of AI-FORA. As social values are highly sensitive to cultural context, the resonance to technological change is culture specific. For this reason, topics and debates about intercultural comparison of social values will be examined. Finally, the technological dimension of developing responsible AI use in an ethically sensitive and highly normative societal domain will rely on the concept of co-creation in which societal actors work together during the research and innovation process. For developing an advanced co-creation lab, the current state of the technology will also be examined.