"FUTURAS IN RES" conference: What's the IQ of AI?

The second "FUTURAS IN RES" conference will be held on November 21 and 22, 2019 and focus on the topic of Artificial Intelligence (AI).

 

What’s the IQ of AI?

What’s the difference between natural and artificial Intelligence?

What’s already on the road and what’s still far off?



Also this year, the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft will host the international science and technology conference of the „FUTURAS IN RES“ series, and we like to cordially invite you.

Under the motto „What‘s the IQ of AI?“ international experts from research, business and society will discuss the latest developments and the future potential of AI.

Along five different dimensions of intelligence we will explore to which extent AI possesses abilities for communication, perception, reasoning, consciousness-building and empathy.

Join us to hear our experts share their ideas, projects, products, insights, foresights and concerns. Get involved in our panel discussions about technological, social, legal and ethical issues. Besides the speaker program and discussions, visitors can also look forward to the Fraunhofer Science Expo and visionary artworks.

Video: What's the IQ of AI?

Invited Speakers

Current international perspectives on AI in alphabetical order

Moderator

Welcome, introduction and session moderation

Dr. Raoul Klingner

Dr. Raoul Klingner | Director Research | Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft

Day one

November 21, 2019

 

 9:00 a.m. Registration and welcome coffee

 9:30 a.m. Opening addresses

10:30 a.m. Session 1: Reasoning

12:45 a.m. Lunch

 1:45 p.m. Session 2: Communication

 4:00 p.m. Coffee break

 4:30 p.m. Session 3: Perception

 6:45 p.m. Night of AI

Session 1

Artificial Reasoning

  • How can AI arrive at conclusions in a sensible, reasonable and understandable way?
  • Where are the advantages and pitfalls of human reasoning, neuro-inspired computing and classical computer logic?

Moderated by the Fraunhofer Institute for Telecommunications, Heinrich Hertz Institute HHI, acclaimed international speakers present research and innovation that enable AI to arrive at conclusions in a sensible, reasonable and understandable way.

Session 2

Artificial Communication

  • How good is AI in understanding human forms of communication?
  • Is natural language processing capable of really understanding the context, or is it enough to just give you a plausible answer?

Moderated by the Fraunhofer Institute for Intelligent Analysis and Information Systems IAIS, acclaimed international speakers present research and innovation that enable AI to communicate with humans in a natural and intelligible way.

Session 3

Artificial Perception

  • How does AI perceive the world and recognize its surroundings?
  • How does sensor technology, big data, expert knowledge and modelling come together to create cognitive systems? 

Moderated by the Fraunhofer Institute of Optronics, System Technologies and Image Exploitation IOSB, acclaimed international speakers present research and innovation that enable AI to perceive and make sense of its surroundings.

Day two

November 22, 2019

 

 8:30 a.m. Registration and welcome coffee

 9:00 a.m. Opening addresses

10:00 a.m. Session 4: Consciousness

12:15 a.m. Lunch

 1:15 p.m. Session 5: Empathy

 3:30 p.m. Conference conclusion

 4:00 p.m. End of conference

Session 4

Artificial Consciousness

  • Can AI be aware of itself and its surroundings?
  •  Will the difference between brains and computers remain fundamental?
  • What will be the impact of neuro-inspired computing on AI?

Moderated by the Fraunhofer Institute for Photonic Microsystems IPMS, acclaimed international speakers discuss the question in how far insights from neuroscience can
improve capabilities of AI?

Session 5

Artificial Empathy

  • Will AI be able to understand human needs, intentions and emotions?
  • Why is emotional intelligence so important for human-machine-interaction?
  • How can AI help to find solutions for social good?

Moderated by the Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS, acclaimed international speakers present research and innovation that enable AI to understand human needs, intentions and emotions.

About "FUTURAS IN RES"

"FUTURAS IN RES" is derived from the expression "medias in res" and means coming straight to the point about the opportunities and challenges of our future.

Understanding the complex effects of new technologies and disruptive innovations is essential for the success of entire societies and economies. Many aspects of life, technology, experience and work will continue to converge and transform. Structural changes through technological developments must therefore be recognized, understood and communicated at an early stage – in order to actively shape long-term impacts on economic, societal, political and cultural dimensions. 

With the "FUTURAS IN RES" conference, since 2018 the Fraunhofer Think Tank provides exactly the right forum for this: ideas meet solutions, visionaries meet practitioners, supporters meet admonishers, thinkers and developers come up with new questions. "FUTURAS IN RES" combines scientific excellence with internationality, future-orientation and a profound focus on sustainable value creation with benefits for industry and society. 

Berlin
AXICA Congress and Convention Center 
Pariser Platz 3

AXICA KONGRESS- UND TAGUNGSZENTRUM, Berlin
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AXICA KONGRESS- UND TAGUNGSZENTRUM, Berlin
© Fraunhofer / Ines Escherich

AXICA KONGRESS- UND TAGUNGSZENTRUM, Berlin
© Fraunhofer / Ines Escherich

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Tickets

Pricing (net fare):

Conference Day 1 & 2 (incl. Night of AI): EUR 690.00

Conference Day 1 (incl. Night of AI): EUR 450.00

Conference Day 2: EUR 300.00

Alumni Night: EUR 35.00

 

Fraunhofer Alumni Opening Night, November 20, 2019

organized by the Fraunhofer Alumni e.V., the cross-industry and cross-disciplinary network of former Fraunhofer employees. All participants of the “FUTRAS IN RES” conference can register for the Fraunhofer Alumni Night.

The language of this event is German.


6:00 p.m. Welcome adress

6:10 p.m. Keynote

Dr. Roland Busch, Chief Technology Officer and member of the Executive Board, Siemens AG  

6:30 p.m. Expert presentation: »Machine learning«

Prof. Thomas Wiegand, Executive Director, Fraunhofer Institute for Telecommunications, Heinrich Hertz Institute HHI

7:00 p.m. Panel Discussion: »KI – im Spannungsfeld von Strategie, Sicherheit und Ökonomie«

with Prof. Ina Schieferdecker (Head of department at the Federal Ministry of Education and Research), Prof. Michael Waidner (Executive Director, Fraunhofer Institute for Secure Information Technology SIT), Prof. Sami Haddadin (Director of the Munich School of Robotics and Machine Intelligence at the Technical University Munich TUM) and Jeremie Lecomte (Senior Technical Program Manager Alexa AI)

8:15 p.m. Summit-Dinner
 

You can find more information about the Fraunhofer-Alumni-Summit 2019 here [LINK: http://www.fraunhofer-alumni-summit.de/].

Location:

3IT – Innovation Center for Immersive Imaging Technologies, Fraunhofer Institute for Telecommunications, Heinrich Hertz Institute, HHI
Einsteinufer 37, 10587 Berlinorganized by the Fraunhofer Alumni e.V., the cross-industry and cross-disciplinary network of former Fraunhofer employees. All participants of the “FUTRAS IN RES” conference can register for the Fraunhofer Alumni Night.

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