About Kimon Kieslich

Kimon is a postdoctoral researcher in the project Anticipating AI impact in a Diverse Society at Institute for Information Law, University of Amsterdam. His current research focuses on developing a scenario-based, diversity-sensitive method for assessing the societal impact of AI systems and regulations. He conducts workshops and surveys to collect future visions of the impact of AI on society and, based on this analysis, to identify potential policy and regulatory strategies to mitigate harm. His research is in line with the aims of the AI, Media & Democracy Lab, as it maps potential future research areas and explicitly focuses on ethical aspects with the aim of contributing to a more responsible use of AI. As a communication scientists working at IViR in an interdisciplinary project, Kimon is by heart very passionate about the interdisciplinary working environment of the lab and is eager to collaborate with researchers from various disciplines as well as other stakeholders.

His other research interests include public opinion on AI, media coverage of AI, and the ethical and social implications of (future) AI technologies for society.

Kimon submitted his PhD thesis in communication sciences on public perceptions of AI ethics to the Institute for Communication Studies at the University of Hohenheim in August 2023. From 2018-2022, he worked as a research assistant in the project Meinungsmonitor Künstliche Intelligenz [Public Opinion Monitor Artificial Intelligence] at the Department of Social Sciences at Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf. Previously, he studied Communication Science (B.A. & M.A.) at the University of Münster.