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Artificial Intelligence and Robotics

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in englischer Sprache

So far, robotics has been successfully implemented especially in areas of repetitive tasks, like e.g. in production. The enormous potential of robotics in areas like housework, maintenance or transport, which require a lot more flexibility and adaptability to humans, has, however, not come close to being exploited. For this it will be necessary to closely integrate robotics with all the other aspects of artificial intelligence. How to confront this exciting challenge will be discussed in this panel.

Associate Professor and Sir Henry Dale Fellow, Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, University College London
Professor and Head, Visual Inference Lab, Darmstadt University of Technology, Darmstadt
President, European Research Council, Brussels Chair

Dr. Tamar MAKIN

Associate Professor and Sir Henry Dale Fellow, Institute of Cognitive Neuroscience, University College London

 Makin Tamar graduated from the Brain and Behavioural Sciences programme at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem in 2009. She was then awarded several career development fellowships to establish her research program on brain plasticity in amputees at FMRIB, the neuroimaging centre of the University of Oxford, first as Research Fellow and later as a Principle Investigator. In 2016 she joined the faculty of UCL to continue this work.

Ph.D. Stefan ROTH

Professor and Head, Visual Inference Lab, Darmstadt University of Technology, Darmstadt

 Stefan Roth received the Diplom degree in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of Mannheim, Germany in 2001. In 2003 he received the ScM degree in Computer Science from Brown University, and in 2007 the PhD degree in Computer Science from the same institution. Since 2007 he is on the faculty of Computer Science at Technische Universität Darmstadt, Germany (Juniorprofessor 2007-2013, Professor since 2013). He currently serves as Chair of the Department of Computer Science of TU Darmstadt. His research interests include machine learning approaches to image modeling, motion estimation and tracking, as well as object recognition and scene understanding. He received several awards, including honorable mentions for the Marr Prize at ICCV 2005 (with M. Black) and ICCV 2013 (with C. Vogel and K. Schindler), the Olympus-Prize 2010 of the German Association for Pattern Recognition (DAGM), and the Heinz Maier-Leibnitz Prize 2012 of the German Research Foundation (DFG). In 2013, he was awarded a starting grant of the European Research Council (ERC). He regularly serves as an area chair for CVPR, ICCV, and ECCV, and is member of the editorial board of the International Journal of Computer Vision (IJCV), the IEEE Transactions on Pattern Analysis and Machine Intelligence (TPAMI), and PeerJ Computer Science.


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

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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