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Max-Planck-Tag 2018
The accompanying videos for the Symposium Artificial Intelligence and Society have been compiled on an extra page.

Symposium Artificial Intelligence and Society

Date: September 14, 2018 - Max-Planck-Day
Location: Kupferbau, Universität Tübingen, Hölderlinstraße 5, 72074 Tübingen
Information: Event in German with simultaneous translation into English

In honour of the 70th anniversary of the Max Planck Society, the 100th anniversary of the Nobel Prize award to Max Planck and Max Planck’s 160th birthday, the Max Planck Society will hold a Germany-wide Max Planck Day on September 14, 2018.

On this occasion, the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems in Tübingen has organised a symposium on Artificial Intelligence and Society hosted by Bernhard Schölkopf. It will take place from 01:00 - 6:00 pm at the Kupferbau of Universität Tübingen in the lecture hall HS 25.

The event will address topics of the Cyber Valley and link them with a social discourse. There will be talks by Thomas Hofmann (ETH Zurich), Michael Bolle (Robert Bosch GmbH), Ralf Herbrich (Amazon), Sandra Wachter (Oxford Internet Institute), Sarah Spiekermann (Vienna University of Economics and Business), Andreas L. Paulus (Federal Constitutional Court) and a panel discussion.


The registration for the event is closed. Please come to Kupferbau on Sep 14, there are still places available.


13:00 - 13:15

Bernhard Schölkopf
Director at the Max-Planck-Institute for Intelligent Systems and Co-Director of the Max Planck-ETH Center for Learning Systems (CLS)


(HS 25)

13:15 - 13:35

Thomas Hofmann
Professor at ETH Zürich and Co-Director of the Max Planck-ETH Center for Learning Systems (CLS)

Machine intelligence through self-learning algorithms: basics, success stories and limits

(HS 25)

13:40 - 14:00

Michael Bolle
Robert Bosch GmbH, CDO and CTO, Member of the Board of Management

How Artificial Intelligence will change Industry and Society

(HS 25)

14:05 - 14:25

Ralf Herbrich
Head of Amazon Development Center Germany

Artificial Intelligence: How technologies learn from customers

(HS 25)

14:30 - 14:55


14:55 - 15:15

Sarah Spiekermann
Professor at Vienna University of Economics and Business

To the nature of the digital and to the nature of man – possibilities and limits of digital ethics

(HS 25)

15:20 - 15:40

Sandra Wachter
Research Fellow at Oxford Internet Institute

Fair, transparent and responsible AI in Europe

(HS 25)

15:45 - 16:05

Andreas L. Paulus
Professor at Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, member of the German Federal Constitutional Court

AI and Constitutional law

(HS 25)

16:05 - 16:30


16:30 - 18:00

Panel discussion

(HS 25)

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Julia Braun

Event Manager

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Claudia Daefler

Public Relations, Equal Opportunity Officer Tübingen

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Bernhard Schölkopf

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