Terra Incognita Fund of the University of Stuttgart
Januar 2020 -
Optimal Communication: The goal of this project – funded by the Terra Incognita Fund of the University of Stuttgart - is to test how different communication formats - debate-style formats (“contestatory inquiry”) vs cooperative dialogue formats (“appreciative inquiry”) - affect internal communicative dynamics and outcomes in the context of the famous Trolley-dilemma. The research hypothesis is that epistemic advancement is promoted by debate-style formats whereas common ground is promoted by cooperative dialogue formats. The project brings together experimental research, multi-agent simulation, computer linguistics and artificial intelligence research for the first time.
- Research team: André Bächtiger, Gregor Betz, (KIT), Raphael H. Heiberger, Jonas Kuhn and Sebastian Pado (University of Stuttgart)