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01: Artificial Intelligence and Governance: Liberty, Trust, Security

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Hauptschule
Breakout / Working Group
in englischer Sprache

Artificial Intelligence (AI) and big data have become increasingly important issues in public debates in recent years. Science, politics and business are hoping for new insights and more robust, presumably “evidence-based” recommendations for action. What are the political, social and ethical implications of “automated” knowledge production, circulation and use? What are the potentials, limits and risks? How do public policy and administration productively deal with the ethical challenges of AI and big data, and what might European answers to these challenges look like? What kind of (new) governance will be needed?

Senior Research Fellow, School of Biomedical Sciences, Cardiff University, Cardiff
Director General, DIGITALEUROPE, Brussels
Assistant Professor, Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute, New York University, New York
Professor and Head, Institute for Machine Learning, Johannes Kepler University Linz
General Manager AI Programs, Microsoft Corporation, Redmond, WA
Associate Professor, Department of Science and Technology Studies, University College London
Professor of Aquatic Ecology, Freie Universität Berlin; President, Austrian Science Fund, Vienna Chair
Advisor, Directorate General for Scientific Research and International Relations, Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research, Vienna Coordination
Professor, Science and Technology Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Vienna Conclusion

Dr. Paula BODDINGTON

Senior Research Fellow, School of Biomedical Sciences, Cardiff University, Cardiff

1992-1997 Lecturer, Philosophy Department, Australian National University, Melbourne
2003-2007 Senior Research Fellow, Centre for Economic and Social Aspects of Genomics, Cardiff University, Cardiff
2007-2010 Senior Researcher, Ethox Centre, Division of Medical Sciences, Oxford University, Oxford
2010-2015 Lecturer, various colleges, Oxford University, Oxford
2015-2018 Senior Researcher, Department of Computer Sciences, Oxford University, Oxford
since 2017 Senior Research Fellow, School of Biomedical Sciences, Cardiff University, Cardiff

Tina Cecilia BONEFELD-DAHL

Director General, DIGITALEUROPE, Brussels

 Cecilia Bonefeld-Dahl is Director General of DIGITALEUROPE, the leading digital technology industry association representing over 35.000 digital companies Europe. She is a Member of the European Commission’s High Level Expert Group on Artificial Intelligence, a Board Member of the European Commission’s Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition, and a Board Member of the European Parliament-led European Internet Forum. Formerly, Cecilia Bonefeld-Dahl has been Executive Board Member of the Royal Danish Export Ministry and Chairman of the Export Grant Committee. She also served as Executive Board member in DIGITALEUROPE, and as a Member of the association’s high level Digital Advisory Council. Cecilia Bonefeld-Dahl has served as Board Member of the Danish Chamber of Commerce and Chairman of the Board of the Danish ICT association (ITB) where she has led the development of policy positions on issues such as: Business Digitalisation, ICT security, disruptive business models, telecoms and education. Cecilia Bonefeld-Dahl has more than 20 years of experience in the ICT industry. She previously held international positions at IBM and Oracle as well as with SMEs, building business across Europe and China and founding the cloud provider GlobeIT. She has deep insights into the digitalisation of business and society, and the data-driven economy, and is regularly invited to deliver keynote speeches on these issues at high-level events across the world.

Meredith BROUSSARD

Assistant Professor, Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute, New York University, New York

 Data journalist Meredith Broussard is an assistant professor at the Arthur L. Carter Journalism Institute of New York University and the author of "Artificial Unintelligence: How Computers Misunderstand the World.". Her academic research focuses on artificial intelligence in investigative reporting, with a particular interest in using data analysis for social good. She is also interested in reproducible research issues and is developing methods for preserving innovative digital journalism projects in scholarly archives so that we can read today’s news on tomorrow’s computers. She is an affiliate faculty member at the Moore Sloan Data Science Environment at the NYU Center for Data Science, a 2019 Reynolds Journalism Institute Fellow, and her work has been supported by the Institute of Museum & Library Services as well as the Tow Center at Columbia Journalism School. A former features editor at the Philadelphia Inquirer, she has also worked as a software developer at AT&T Bell Labs and the MIT Media Lab.

Dr. Sepp HOCHREITER

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.

MBA Tim O'BRIEN

General Manager AI Programs, Microsoft Corporation, Redmond, WA

 BS, Engineering, Purdue University
 MBA, Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University
2000-2003 Director of Marketing, Performant
2003-2012 General Manager, Platform Strategy, Microsoft Corporation, Redmond, WA
2013-2017 General Manager, Global Communications, Microsoft Corporation, Redmond, WA
since 2018 General Manager, AI Ethics Advocacy and Evangelism, Microsoft Corporation, Redmond, WA
 Currently enrolled in the University of Washington School of Law Master of Jurisprudence program

Dr. Jack STILGOE

Associate Professor, Department of Science and Technology Studies, University College London

 Dr Jack Stilgoe is an associate professor in Science and Technology Studies at University College London. He teaches and researches the governance of emerging technology. He is Principal Investigator of the Driverless Futures? Project, a three year social science project looking at the governance of self-driving cars. His new book, Who’s driving? New technologies and the collaborative state, will be published in Autumn 2019. He is also the author of Experiment Earth - Responsible innovation in geoengineering. He previously worked in science and technology policy at the Royal Society and the think tank Demos. He is a fellow of the Turing Institute and a Trustee of Involve, a public participation think tank.

Dr. Klement TOCKNER

Professor of Aquatic Ecology, Freie Universität Berlin; President, Austrian Science Fund, Vienna

1993-1994 Freshwater consultant, Rwanda and Uganda, Africa
1994-1996 Postdoctoral fellow, University of Vienna
1996-1999 Assistant professor, ETH Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich
1999-2007 Group leader, EAWAG, Dübendorf
2002 JSPS Fellow, Sendai, Japan
2004-2005 Guest scientist, Cary-Institute of Ecosystem Studies, Millbrook
since 2005 Titulary Professorship, ETH Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich
2007-2016 Director, IGB Leibniz-Institute of Freshwater Ecology and Inland Fisheries, Berlin
since 2007 Professor, Aquatic Ecology, Freie Universität Berlin
since 2016 President, FWF Austrian Science Fund, Vienna
since 2017 Chairman, OeAWI - Austrian Agency for Research Integrity, Vienna

Mag.a Marie-Louise LONGIN

Advisor, Directorate General for Scientific Research and International Relations, Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research, Vienna

Dr. Ulrike FELT

Professor, Science and Technology Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Vienna

1997 Habilitation in Sociology of Science & Social Studies of Science, University of Vienna
1983-1988 Researcher Associate, CERN - European Centre for Nuclear Research, Geneva
1988-1989 Third-Party funded researcher, Department of Philosophy of Science and Social Studies of Science, University of Vienna
1989-1997 Assistant Professor, University of Vienna
1997-1998 Professor, GERSULP - Groupe d'Etude et de Recherche sur les Sciences Université Louis Pasteur, Strasbourg
1997-1999 Associate Professor, Department for Philosophy of Science and Social Studies of Science, University of Vienna
since 1999 Professor of Science and Technology Studies, University of Vienna
2004-2014 Head of the Department of Science and Technology Studies, University of Vienna
2009-2014 Vice-Study Program Director Sociology; MA Program Science-Technology-Society, University of Vienna
2012-2014 Vice-dean for Research of the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Vienna
2014-2018 Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Vienna
2015-2018 Head of the Interdisciplinary Research Platform "Responsible Research and Innovation in Academic Practice", University of Vienna

Technology Symposium

show timetable

22.08.2019

11:00 - 12:00Open Doors: #ART TECCulture
11:00 - 12:00Start of Exhibition TEC-Xperience RoomPartner
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

23.08.2019

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 2019 #ART TEC: Interfaces between Art, Technology and ScienceCulture
20:00 - 21:30Career Lounge for Students and Young ProfessionalsPlenary

24.08.2019

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