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Vision: In the foreseeable future, digitization and artificial intelligence will change large parts of health research and health care in the long term: thanks to Big Data and learning algorithms, the factor ‘ignorance’ will soon be banned from the health sector. Nothing will remain unknown or hidden – everything will become predictable, provided with probability values and weighed against each other. But what does this mean for the individual: to know his or her concrete risk of illness? What does it mean for society: to know statistically exactly who will fall ill with which disease, when, and what costs will be produced? Does social solidarity stand up to this? Or are other, completely new regulatory mechanisms to be tested?
As a CwiC project, we deal with these topics and questions – and design the legal, ethical and political guidelines that will protect us as a society from a corpus delicti-like health dystopia!



  • Legal Subproject: Prof. Dr. Steffen Augsberg (Justus-Liebig-Universität Giessen)
  • Ethical Subproject: Dr. Matthias Braun (Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nuremberg)
  • Economic Subject: Prof. Dr. Nora Szech (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology)

Funder: Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)

Acronym: CwiC

Project duration: 2020–2023



New publications: Kein Malus für Ungeimpfte! Rechtliche Einwände gegen finanzielle Malusregelungen für nicht gegen Covid-19 geimpfte Personen & Sovereignty in the Digital and Contact Tracing Apps

Tretter M.:
Sovereignty in the Digital and Contact Tracing Apps
In: Digital Society
ISSN: 2731-4650
DOI: 10.1007/s44206-022-00030-2



New conference contributions: How (not) to Handle Medical Certainties Produced by Algorithms & Algorithms for Uncertainty Reduction—Challenges and Open Questions




New Publication: Limiting medical certainties? Funding challenges for German and comparable public healthcare systems due to AI prediction and how to address them


New Publication: How is “solidarity” understood in discussions about contact tracing apps? An overview