Dr. Thomas Ramge, non-fiction author and science journalist, has become an Associate Member at ECDF in April 2022. He researches and writes on the interactions between technology, business, and society.
Ramge earned his doctorate in sociology of technology on AI-assisted decision-making at the Braunschweig University of Fine Arts. Scientifically, he is primarily concerned with questions such as: How can machine learning and data richness help us humans make more informed decisions? What kind of decisions can and should humans delegate completely to IT systems and which ones always need a "human in the loop"? "As part of my associate membership at ECDF, I want to create transfer knowledge that helps decision makers use intelligent machines in an intelligent way for decision making. In this way, I want to narrow the scientific gaps between data use, visualization and decision-making," he explains.
Ramge began his journalistic career at SWR, ARD and Deutsche Welle. Later, he wrote primarily for the business magazine brand eins, as well as for a number of English-language publications, including The Economist, Harvard Business Review and MIT Sloan Management Review. Since the beginning of 2021, he has also hosted the podcast of the Federal Agency for Leap Innovations SPRIND. Thomas Ramge has published over 15 non-fiction books on interdisciplinary issues related to Artificial Intelligence, Society, Digitalization and Business in recent years. In 2020, Ramge was already a Research Fellow at the Weizenbaum Institute for the Networked Society in the research group "Inequality and Digital Sovereignty", as well as at the Center for Advanced Sustainability Studies (CAIS).