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Artificial Intelligence and Cybersecurity

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in englischer Sprache

”Liberty & Security” – these are the two perspectives the Technology Symposium will explore this year to approach the rapid changes that are happening in technology and society. By connecting everything, the Internet has created unexpected liberties, promising universal information and education for all, but has also shown its dark side with cybercrime, mobbing or the targeted manipulation of information. Now the Internet of Things enhances our senses, smart assistants and robots supported by artificial intelligence relieve us of tedious work; 3D printers even enable us to create novel things by ourselves. “Discussing Technology”, the Technology Symposium’s yearbook, this year titled “Cyber Security”, will also engage with these topics. So how do we want to shape this digital world? The Technology Symposium will attempt to find answers. At the same time, we present an exciting accompanying exhibition that bridges the gap from art to technology.

Head, Product Marketing and Government Programmes, Synack, Inc., Redwood City, CA
Professor and Head, Institute for Machine Learning, Johannes Kepler University Linz
Professor of Security and Cloud Computing, Institute of Applied Information Processing and Communications, Graz University of Technology, Graz
President, European Research Council, Brussels Chair

Anne-Marie CHUN WITT

Head, Product Marketing and Government Programmes, Synack, Inc., Redwood City, CA

 Anne-Marie Chun Witt leads the product marketing organization at Synack, the most trusted Crowdsourced Security Testing Platform and Gartner Cool Vendor / four-time CNBC Disruptor winner. In this role, she is responsible for the strategy and go-to-market of the industry's only security testing platform to seamlessly integrate Human Intelligence (HI) and Artificial Intelligence (AI). Anne-Marie also serves on the leadership team of the Synack Government business, which she launched in 2016 alongside the landmark Hack the Pentagon program with the U.S. Department of Defense. Since 2016, she has worked with government agencies to increase adoption of crowdsourced security by 15x. Previously, Anne-Marie has held product and marketing positions at various Silicon Valley companies, including her role as a founding member of the Splunk data practice team. She holds a BA with Honors in International Relations from Stanford University and an MBA from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, where she was a Wharton Lauder Fellow.


Professor and Head, Institute for Machine Learning, Johannes Kepler University Linz

 Sepp Hochreiter leitet das Institut für Machine Learning, das LIT AI Lab und das Audi.JKU Deep Learning Center der Johannes Kepler Universität in Linz. Er forscht auf dem Gebiet des maschinellen Lernens und ist ein Pionier des boomenden Forschungsfeldes Deep Learning, das gerade die künstliche Intelligenz revolutioniert. Bekannt wurde Prof. Hochreiter durch die Entdeckung und Entwicklung von "Long Short Term Memory" (LSTM) in seiner Diplomarbeit im Jahre 1991, welche später 1997 publiziert wurde. In jüngster Zeit hat sich LSTM zur besten Methode für Sprach- und Textverarbeitung entwickelt, wo es neue Rekorde aufstellte. Seit 2012 wird LSTM in Google’s Android Spracherkenner verwendet, seit 2015 in Google’s Voice Transcription, seit 2016 in Google’S Allo und auch seit 2016 in Apple’s iOS 10. Zurzeit treibt Prof. Hochreiter die theoretischen Grundlagen von Deep Learning voran, indem er den Gradientenfluss durch neuronale Netze analysiert, das Konzept von "Self-Normalizing Networks" entwickelt und "Generative Adversarial Networks" (GANs) sowie "Reinforcement"-Algorithmen verbessert. Derzeitige Projekte umfassen Deep Learning für Medikamentenentwicklung, für Text- und Sprachanalyse, für Bildverarbeitung und im speziellen für autonomes Fahren.

Dipl.-Ing. Dr. techn. Stefan MANGARD

Professor of Security and Cloud Computing, Institute of Applied Information Processing and Communications, Graz University of Technology, Graz

 Stefan Mangard is professor at the Institute of Applied Information Processing and Communications at Graz University of Technology. His research interests include hardware security, side channels, cryptographic implementations, security verification and secure system architectures for application domains ranging from small embedded and IoT devices to cloud solutions. He holds an ERC consolidator grant for research on the side channel security of processors, he is author of a textbook on power analysis attacks and more than 80 scientific publications. Before joining Graz University of Technology, he was working as leading security architect at the Chip Card and Security division of Infineon Technologies in Munich.
2001-2007 Ph.D. Student and Postdoc, Graz University of Technology, Graz
2002 Master in Computer Science, Graz University of Technology, Graz
2004 Ph.D. in Computer Science, Graz University of Technology, Graz
2007-2010 Security Specialist, Infineon Technologies, Munich
2010-2013 Leading Security Architect, Infineon Technologies, Munich
Lecturer, Technical University of Munich
since 2013 Professor in IT Security, Graz University of Technology, Graz


President, European Research Council, Brussels

 Studied Mathematics
1986-2012 Professor at École polytechnique
1994-2013 Director of the Institut des Hautes Études Scientifiques (IHÉS)
since 2014 President of the European Research Council

Technology Symposium

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11:00 - 11:30Open doors: #ART TEC: Interfaces between Art, Technology and ScienceCulture
11:00 - 11:30Start of Exhibition TEC-Xperience RoomPartner
11:30 - 12:30Die Presse TalkPartner
13:00 - 13:10Welcome and OpeningPlenary
13:10 - 14:00RTI TalkPlenary
14:30 - 16:00Artificial Intelligence and CybersecurityPlenary
16:20 - 17:30Artificial Intelligence and RoboticsPlenary
20:15 - 21:15Tickets to Berlin: Falling Walls Lab Austria & Summer School on EntrepreneurshipPlenary
21:30 - 23:30Evening ReceptionSocial


08:30 - 09:00TU Austria Innovation Marathon: Ideas Made to Order – 24 Hours NonstopPlenary
09:00 - 18:00Junior Alpbach – Science and Technology for Young PeopleBreakout
09:00 - 15:00Ö1 Children’s University Alpbach – Science and Technology for KidsBreakout
09:15 - 10:30Developing Future Leaders for Science and BusinessPlenary
10:45 - 12:15Arizona Dreams: An Initiative of Arizona State University to Digitize EducationPlenary
12:30 - 13:15Lunch Snacks for the Participants of the Breakout SessionsSocial
13:15 - 17:30Breakout Session 01: Artificial Intelligence and Governance: Liberty, Trust, SecurityBreakout
13:15 - 17:30Breakout Session 02: Cybersecurity, Privacy, Ethics – Opportunities and Threats for a Digital SocietyBreakout
13:15 - 17:30Breakout Session 03: How Much Liberty Does a Society Need?Breakout
13:15 - 17:30Breakout Session 04: Artificial Intelligence – RIT for Austria as an Industrial LocationBreakout
13:15 - 17:30Breakout Session 05: (Why) Do We Need Art to Innovate?Breakout
13:15 - 17:30Breakout Session 06: Digitization in Industry – Design Options from the Perspective of Works Councils and ManagementBreakout
13:15 - 17:30Breakout Session 07: Liberty and Security – The First Victims of Digitization?Breakout
13:15 - 17:30Breakout Session 08: Better Safe than Sorry? Living and Doing Business Between Comfort – Speed – SecurityBreakout
13:15 - 17:30Breakout Session 09: Free Play of Innovative Forces or Systematic Restructuring?Breakout
13:15 - 17:30Breakout Session 10: Technology Offensive – A Boost for Innovation and ProsperityBreakout
13:15 - 17:30Breakout Session 11: Mixed Reality – A Digital Rendering of the Real World in the “Virtual House of Digitization”Breakout
13:15 - 17:30Breakout Session 12: Artificial Intelligence – Technology of the FutureBreakout
13:15 - 17:30Breakout Session 13: Democratized Electricity Market: Liberty at the Expense of Security?Breakout
18:30 - 20:00Tour of the Exhibition #ART TEC: Interfaces between Art, Technology and ScienceCulture
19:30 - 20:00Snack Reception for the Participants of the Career LoungeSocial
20:00 - 21:30Career Lounge for Students and Young ProfessionalsPlenary


09:00 - 11:00Bioeconomy – Essential for the Future and Security of MankindPlenary
11:30 - 13:10If You Could Read My Mind…Plenary
13:10 - 13:15Closing remarksPlenary
13:15 - 14:00Snack ReceptionSocial