The Leizig branch of ACIT was dreamt up during a chance encounter between Benjamin and Manuel at an Asian restaurant. After finding out they had a similar vision, they got things going quickly. The official kick off event took place a couple weeks later in December 2018, with talks about ACIT and Neuroscience.
Since then, there have been regular meetings with vivid discussions on topics such as cognitive biases, IQ, digital capitalism and Crispr-Cas.
The focus of the the Leipzig branch of ACIT has been to communicate an applied side of science, with a focus on insights that directly affect how we view our lives and our society.
For this purpose, ACIT has ocasionally teamed up with members of Effective Altruism Leipzig, underscoring the shared vision of doing good in the world based on evidence-based, rational discourse.