Science Communication about and with Communicative Artificial Intelligence: Emotions, Engagement, Effects



Welcome to the "Science Communication about and with Communicative Artificial Intelligence: Emotions, Engagement, Effects" (Wiss-KKI) project. This three-year interdisciplinary initiative, funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), aims to explore how communicative artificial intelligence (ComAI) is changing science communication.


Hosted at the University of Augsburg, the Technical University of Munich (TUM), and the Technical University of Braunschweig, our project brings together experts from communication science and computer science to develop innovative tools and methods for researching and enhancingpublic engagement with scientific knowledge.


Explore our website to learn more about our research, meet our team, and stay updated on our findings and events. Whether you are a researcher, a science communicator, or simply interested in AI and science communication, you'll find valuable insights and resources here.


Project Goals


Wiss-KKI aims to systematically investigate and harness the capabilities of communicative artificial intelligence (ComAI) to transform science communication, enhancing public engagement and understanding through innovative, interdisciplinary approaches.


Scientific Goals:

  • Conduct foundational research to understand the role of ComAI in science communication.
  • Examine user practices, expectations, and emotional responses to ComAI-generated scientific content.
Practical Goals:
  • Develop a CAI-based tool tailored for science communication.
  • Enhance the interface between science and the various stakeholders, making scientific content more accessible and engaging to the public.
Latest Updates: 

4 March 2024: Project launch. Kick-off meeting

7 May 2024: Presentation to Funders from BMBF

Prof. Dr. Björn Schuller

Professor Health Informatics

Technical University of Munich


Prof. Dr. Helena Bilandzic

Professor for Communication Science with a Focus on Reception and Effects

University of Augsburg


Prof. Dr. Monika Taddicken

Professor for Communication Science

Technical University of Braunschweig


Dr. Daniel Silva Luna

Postdoctoral Researcher

University of Augsburg


Dr. Irene Broer

Postdoctoral Researcher

Technical University of Braunschweig


Iosif Tsangko

Doctoral Student

University of Augsburg


Martin Günter Bürger

Doctoral Student

University of Augsburg