“Artificial intelligence or human – who decides?”

AI means the digitization of human knowledge skills, with the aim that machines provide services for which human intelligence has traditionally been a prerequisite. AI has become a key economic and social competence for the future of work, health, mobility, education, production, finance and ultimately everyday life. Artificial intelligence, however, is a tool and not a bag of miracles, and it is a subject that obviously generates many hopes, many fears and correspondingly much friction. The public perception is incomplete; often fiction-driven expectations dominate public opinion. The interest is accordingly intense and suddenly the question arises whether people will be dominated by the new AI tools.

Nations wonder how they can survive the economic race. Germany intends to develop AIs without jeopardizing social partnerships, develop machines without neglecting reliability, and use data without risking privacy. At the end of the day and in daily use, it is all about deep explanation, avoiding loss of control and, most importantly, facilitating acceptance.

“Artificial intelligence or human – who decides?” is therefore the overarching question of the 13th IT theme evening, which will take place on the 27 of November 2018 at 17:30 in the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence on the campus of Saarland University.


Welcome and Moderation
Reinhard Karger, German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence, Saarland Informatics Campus

How does artificial intelligence help to understand the world?
Professor Philipp Slusallek, German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence, Saarland Informatics Campus

In very complex situations, AI must understand the environment correctly in order to make reliable and correct decisions. New techniques at the interface between AI, computer graphics and simulation make this possible.

Why AI must be understandable
Kevin Baum, Saarland University

How can algorithms help us make better decisions? When will we become mere button presses, when will we become compliant agents? And where is the responsibility?

AI in practice: The data science start-up d:AI:mond
Professor Jens Dittrich, Saarland University, Saarland Informatics Campus

How do I bring AI, “Machine Learning” and “Big Data” into my company? How do I identify potential for value creation from my data? And how do I implement this? The presentation shows successful case studies from practice.

Drinks and conversation in a relaxed atmosphere


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7th December 2018

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Das Projekt Tandem an der Universität des Saarlandes verfolgt das Ziel, die für eine wirtschaftliche oder industrielle Verwertung interessanten Forschungsergebnisse der saarländischen Informatik und der Max-Planck Institute durch einen Inkubationsprozess soweit weiterzuentwickeln, dass entweder Investoren die Produkte kaufen oder lizenzieren, oder neue Unternehmen im Saarland gegründet werden. Begleitende Aktivitäten im Projekt umfassen nationale und internationale Öffentlichkeitsarbeit, Maßnahmen zur Förderung des Technologietransfers im Allgemeinen sowie Formate zur Nachwuchsakquise im Bereich der Informatik. Das Projekt Tandem trägt dazu bei, die saarländische Informatik und den Wirtschaftsstandort Saarland zu stärken.