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12: Artificial Intelligence – Technology of the Future

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Hauptschule
Breakout / Working Group
in deutscher Sprache

Artificial Intelligence (AI) facilitates our daily lives and creates new business opportunities but is partly perceived as a threat. Where is this technology headed? Which steps need to be taken in order to actively take advantage of this technology, unleash its economic potential and to assure, at the same time, security in the application and support for humans? The general topic “Liberty and Security” provides the framework for the discussion on current and future AI developments and highlights measures with a view to making our economy and society fit for the future.

Professor for Heuristic Optimization and Machine Learning; Vice Dean for R&D, University of Applied Science Upper Austria, Hagenberg
Head of Public Policy Switzerland and Austria, Google Switzerland GmbH, Zurich
Serial Entrepreneur and Tech Pioneer, tech2people GmbH, Vienna
Head of Department of Innovation and Digitalisation in Law, University of Vienna
CEO and Founder, Apollo.ai GmbH, Linz
Professor and Chair, Institute for Information Systems and Society, WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business), Vienna
Director General, Economic Affairs, Innovation and International Policy, Austrian Federal Ministry for Digital and Economic Affairs, Vienna Chair
Department of Key Technologies, Austrian Federal Ministry for Digital and Economic Affairs, Vienna Coordination

Priv.-Doz. DI Dr. Michael AFFENZELLER

Professor for Heuristic Optimization and Machine Learning; Vice Dean for R&D, University of Applied Science Upper Austria, Hagenberg

1999-2005 University Assistant/Associate Professor, Department of Systems Theory, University of Linz
2008-2013 Head of Josef Ressel Center for Heuristic Optimization (Heureka!)
2014-2018 Head of COMET K-project for Heuristic Optimization in Production and Logistics (HOPL)
since 2005 Professor, University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria, Hagenberg
since 2006 Head of Research Group, "Heuristic and Evolutionary Algorithms Laboratory (HEAL)"
since 2014 Head of Master degree program Software Engineering, University of Applied Science Upper Austria, Hagenberg
since 2014 Vice-dean for R&D, University of Applied Science Upper Austria, Hagenberg

lic. ès sc. pol. Anton ASCHWANDEN

Head of Public Policy Switzerland and Austria, Google Switzerland GmbH, Zurich

 Anton built up and is currently leading Google’s public policy and government relations in Switzerland and Austria, based in Zurich, the company's largest engineering center outside the US. Before joining Google in 2011 he was in charge of international transport policy at the Swiss NGO Alpine-Initiative. He holds a master's degree in political science from the University of Geneva (lic. ès sc. pol.).

Mag. Gregor DEMBLIN

Serial Entrepreneur and Tech Pioneer, tech2people GmbH, Vienna

2003-2011 HG Communications, Vienna
since 2006 Management Consultant for Handicapped Access
since 2009 Founder, Career Moves, Vienna
2009-2012 Social Expert, People with Disabilities, Caritas Austria
since 2014 Founder, myAbility Social Enterprise, Vienna
since 2018 Founder, tech2people, Vienna

Mag. Dr. Nikolaus FORGO

Head of Department of Innovation and Digitalisation in Law, University of Vienna

 Law Studies in Vienna and Paris
2000-2017 Professor, IT-Law and Legal Informatics, Leibniz University Hannover
2007-2017 Head, Institute for Legal Informatics, Leibniz University Hannover
2013-2017 Director, Research Center L3s
2013-2017 Data Protection Officer, Leibniz University Hannover
2015-2017 Chief Information Officer, Leibniz University Hannover
since 2017 Professor for IT- and IP Law and Head of Department for Innovation and Digitalisation in Law, University of Vienna

Mag. MA Michael HIRSCHBRICH

CEO and Founder, Apollo.ai GmbH, Linz

 Mic is one of Austria's leading digitization experts and gives keynotes in the topics of digital opportunities and risks, ai and ethics as well as the consequences of the tech transformation for society and trade. He started in IT and software consulting and later took on leading management roles in Silicon Valley (as CEO, Co-CEO and CTO of various ventures). Over a period of two years he worked on a tech subsidiary in Mumbai, India. In addition to his work, he advises both medium-sized and large companies as well as top politicians. He headed the digitization think tank for Sebastian Kurz and has also written the book "Schöne Neue Welt 4.0 Chancen und Risiken der Vierte Industriellen Revolution" and is member in various advisory boards. Before moving to the California 13 years ago, he did business and a MBA program in South East Asia, mainly Hongkong and Shanghai where he became member of the Dr. Helmut Sohmen Foundation (Hongkong).

Dr. Sarah SPIEKERMANN-HOFF

Professor and Chair, Institute for Information Systems and Society, WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business), Vienna

1997-1999 Consultant with A.T. Kearney, Berlin
2000-2001 Doctoral Student, Humboldt University of Berlin
2002-2003 Strategic Marketing Manager EMEA, Openwave, Paris
2003-2007 Habilitation, Humboldt University Berlin Institute of Information Systems (Prof. Oliver Günther, Ph.D.), Managing Director of the Berlin Research Centre on Internet Economics (InterVal)
2008-2009 Lecturer, Martin-Luther-University, Halle-Wittenberg Institute for Information Management
2008-2012 Founder and Chief Executive Officer, skillMap Ltd. (Humboldt University Berlin Spin-off)
2008 Offer for tenure, Martin-Luther University Halle-Wittenberg
2009 Offer for tenure, University of Mannheim
2009-2010 Adjunct Professor of Information Systems, H. Heinz III School of Public Policy and Management, Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, USA
2014 Visiting Research Fellow, OII - Oxford University Internet Institute
2016 Founder, Privacy & Sustainable Computing Lab, WU Vienna

Mag., MLS Florian FRAUSCHER

Director General, Economic Affairs, Innovation and International Policy, Austrian Federal Ministry for Digital and Economic Affairs, Vienna

2006-2008 Trainee Program at Federation of Austrian Industries, Vienna; Brussels
2008-2009 Consultant in the field of industrial policy, Federation of Austrian Industries, Vienna
2009-2013 Cabinet of the Federal Minister and Head of "Task Force Kyoto", Austrian Federal Ministry of Economy, Family and Youth
2013-2017 General Secretariat; Head of Office, Federation of Austrian Industries, Vienna
2015-2017 Postgraduate Diploma, Master of Legal Studies, MLS, WU Executive Academy, Vienna University of Economics and Business, Vienna
2017-2019 Deputy Head of Cabinet, Austrian Federal Ministry for Digital and Economic Affairs, Vienna
since 2019 Director General, Economic Affairs, Innovation and International Policy, Austrian Federal Ministry for Digital and Economic Affairs, Vienna

Dr. Gabriele SCHMID

Department of Key Technologies, Austrian Federal Ministry for Digital and Economic Affairs, 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