Responsible AI for science and society

26 NOV 2020, Kaiserslautern, GER

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Speaker Dreyer

Rhineland-Palatinate is the cradle of artificial intelligence in Germany and the city of Kaiserslautern is nowadays the place to be for: science, technical applications and use cases related to AI. With science institutes and universities, excellent in research and development, and also highly recognized in fostering economic innovation, Rhineland-Palatinate and Kaiserslautern offer their competences for technological partnership in Europe and the world. We combine ethical responsibility with technological excellence. It was a pleasure to welcome you at the conference “TRUSTinAI” which took a glance at the chances and the needs a responsible AI can develop for the science community and our societies.

The TRUSTinAI conference took place on November 26, 2020 as a virtual event. More than 760 participants attended the live lectures and sessions, which were streamed worldwide from the AI nucleus Kaiserslautern/Germany. Five parallel workshops on central AI topics invited participants to participate in virtual conference rooms – all in English, all online! Records of all sessions and workshops will soon be provided on this site to all registered participants.
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Responsible AI for Science and Society

About This Event

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TRUSTinAI - Responsible AI for Science and Society

International Conference on Artificial Intelligence within the framework of the German EU Council Presidency.

Artificial intelligence has the potential to make a decisive contribution to overcoming the major challenges facing society. Success and acceptance depend largely on how responsibly AI is developed and applied.

With the European digital conference "TRUSTinAI - Responsible AI for Science and Society“ AI experts and AI interested parties from science, industry, politic and society will network and discuss central questions of AI. The focus is on trustworthy AI as a driver of innovation for companies, as an object and tool for science and as a competitive factor for Europe and its partners. Register and join the discussion!

Event Venue

Fraunhofer-Platz 1
67663 Kaiserslautern

The event will exclusively be held online for participants

Date & Time

November 26th, 2020
Start: 10:00 AM


Malu Dreyer, Marc Hamilton, Katarina Barley, Andreas Dengel, Anita Schöbel, Peter Liggesmeyer, Konrad Wolf, Katharina Zweig and many more ...

Hosts & Partners

Event Speakers

Event Speakers, Moderation and Workshop Speakers from science, industry, politic and society
Malu Dreyer Minister President of the State of Rhineland-Palatinate
Marc Hamilton Vice President Solutions Architecture & Engineering, NVIDIA
Katarina Barley Vice-President of the European Parliament
Andreas Dengel Executive Director DFKI Kaiserslautern & Head of Research Department Smart Data & Knowledge Management
Anita Schöbel Director Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Mathematics ITWM
Speaker & Workshop
Peter Liggesmeyer Director Fraunhofer Institute for Experimental Software Engineering IESE
Konrad Wolf Minister for science, further education and culture, Rhineland-Palatinate
Speaker & Workshop
Katharina Zweig Head of Algorithm Accountability Lab at TUK
Martin Ruskowski Head of Research Department Innovative Factory Systems & Chairman of the Executive Board of Technologie-Initiative SmartFactory KL e.V.
Georg Krausch President Johannes Gutenberg Universität Mainz
Arnd Poetzsch-Heffter President Technische Universität Kaiserslautern (TUK)
Paul Lukowicz Head of DFKI Research Department Embedded Intelligence
Philipp Slusallek Executive Director DFKI Saarbrücken & Head of Research Department Agents & Simulated Reality
Franz-Josef Pfreundt Director Competence Center High Performance Computing & Visualization Fraunhofer ITWM
Detlef Zuehlke Executive Director SmartFactory-EU
Tobias Krafft Member of Algorithm Accountability Lab at TUK & Co-founder Trusted AI GmbH
Thomas Reiter ESA’s Interagency Coordinator & ESA Astronaut
Carmen Hentschel Deft Digital Solution


Here are a few you might be interested in
AI & HPC: Innovative European Technology for large scale AI Franz-Josef Pfreundt
AI in Industrial Manufacturing Detlef Zühlke
Cognitive Agriculture – Balancing Ecology and Economy Peter Liggesmeyer
Human-centered AI – from responsible development towards trustworthy systems Paul Lukowicz, Philipp Slusallek
Why Europe needs a differentiated approach to the regulation of AI systems Tobias Krafft, Katharina Zweig

Venue Kaiserslautern

an AI nucleus in Europe

Kaiserslautern - Once home to globally operating industrial companies, the technical competence in Kaiserslautern gave rise to engineering schools such as the University of Applied Sciences and the Technical University, from which relevant top research institutions emerged. Today, the city in south-west Rhineland-Palatinate is home to world-renowned, excellent AI and IT education and research, international companies and ambitious high-tech spin-offs. An AI nucleus for Europe and worldwide with a unique dynamic in science and transfer and thus the logic place to stream the TRUSTinAI conference 2020 from.

Event Schedule

General overview of the conference schedule
Thursday, November 26, 2020
10:00 am
Welcome Andreas Dengel, German Research Center for Artificial intelligence (DFKI)
10:05 am
  • Peter Liggesmeyer, Fraunhofer IESE
  • Anita Schöbel, Fraunhofer ITWM
  • Martin Ruskowski, SmartFactoryKL/DFKI
10:45 am
Rhineland-Palatinate: Excellent in technology, aware of ethics, networked with Europe Malu Dreyer, Minister-President of Rhineland-Palatinate Discussion with the AI embassadors
  • Katharina Zweig, Technische Universität Kaiserslautern (TUK)
  • Andreas Dengel, German Research Center for Artificial intelligence (DFKI)
11:15 am
Key Note Building Software For The Age Of AI Marc Hamilton, VP Solutions Architecture and Engineering, NVIDIA
11:45 am
Key Note Shaping AI for society -the European Dimension Katarina Barley, Vice-President of the European Parliament
12:15 am
1:00 pm
Discussion The universities of Rhineland-Palatinate – A driving force for research, teaching and networking in the field of AI
  • Georg Krausch, President of the Johannes Gutenberg Universität Mainz
  • Arnd Poetzsch-Heffter, President of the Technische Universität Kaiserslautern
1:30 pm
Workshops AI & HPC: Innovative European Technology for large scale AI
  • Franz-Josef Pfreundt, Fraunhofer ITWM
Cognitive Agriculture, Balancing Ecology and Economy
  • Peter Liggesmeyer, Fraunhofer IESE
Human-centered AI – from responsible development towards trustworthy systems
  • Philipp Slusallek, DFKI
  • Paul Lukowicz, DFKI
AI in Industrial Manufacturing
  • Detlef Zühlke, SmartFactoryEU
Why Europe needs a differentiated approach to the regulation of AI systems
  • Katharina Zweig, TU Kaiserslautern
  • Tobias Krafft, TU Kaiserslautern
3:00 pm
Coffee break
3:30 pm
Talk – Summary of the workshops
4:00 pm
Talk: Bridging the gap – AI from science 2 business
  • Konrad Wolf, Minister for Science, Further Education and Culture, Rhineland-Palatinate
  • Andreas Dengel, DFKI
  • Anita Schöbel, Fraunhofer ITWM
  • Peter Liggesmeyer, Fraunhofer IESE
AI Gala of the Future Initiative of Rhineland-Palatinate Mission AI – Taking off from the heart of Europe
6:00 pm
Red Carpet
  • Stefan Wess, Empolis
  • Martin Ruskowski, Smartfactory-KL
“Welcome to the machine” – A dance experience with robots
  • James Sutherland, Pfalztheater
6:30 pm
Festive Opening
  • Sabine Nikolaus, Boehringer Ingelheim
  • Andreas Dengel, DFKI
SME – Touching Ground for AI
  • Alexander Fridhi, DDG
  • Thomas Reiter, ESA
Hosted by: Carmen Hentschel

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