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Challenges for the age of Robotics & AI

The conference will be live streamed.

23 March 2017, 10am – 1pm, at CeBIT Hannover, Hall 8

We live in exciting times where robots and Artificial Intelligence are quickly finding their way into our societies. These emerging technologies promise to have huge transformative effects to many sectors. However, their potential is accompanied by risks for human safety, dignity, privacy and autonomy. So far, only a few governments and parliaments are starting to gather information and endeavour to develop regulatory frameworks. The European Parliament’s own-initiative report on Civil law rules on robotics demonstrates how this issue entered the political arena. Our conference at CeBIT is a venue for dialog between policy makers, practitioners, academics and ethics experts.

We are delighted to welcome the leading researcher in the field of AI Toby Walsh for the keynote address. Chief News Anchor at DW News Brent Goff will guide us through three panels where leading speakers will discuss the opportunities and challenges for Europe in the context of robotics and AI. In an open discussion our speakers will share their special insights, including demos of robotics applications. Short and powerful talks will leave time for questions and answers of the audience.

The conference will be live streamed.

We raffle 150 FREE TICKETS to CeBIT! To win send an email to jan.albrecht [at]europarl.europa.eu with the subject „CeBIT Ticket“.

10:00-10:15 Welcome by Jan Philipp Albrecht, Member of the European Parliament
10:15-10:45 Keynote by Toby Walsh, Professor, University of New South Wales

10:45-11:25    Panel I: Trends in AI & Robotics
Prof. Dr. Christian Bauckhage, Fraunhofer Institute for Intelligent Analysis and Information Systems IAIS
Toby Walsh, Professor, University of New South Wales
Lieve Van Woensel, Scientific Foresight Unit (STOA), European Parliament

11:25-11:35    Presentation – Pepper, the 1st humanoid robot capable of recognizing main human emotions
Nicolas Boudot, Sales Director EMEA, SoftBank Robotics (formerly Aldebaran)
Pepper – The Robot, SoftBank Robotics Europe

11:35-12:15    Panel II: Ethical aspects of AI & Robotics
Dr. Michal Kosinski, Assistant Professorof Organizational Behaviour Graduate School of Business, Stanford University
Frederike Kaltheuner, Policy Officer at Privacy International
Dr. Jochen Leidner, Director Research, Thomson Reuters

12:15-12:55    Panel III: Policy for AI & Robotics
Mady Delvaux, Member of the European Parliament
Dr Sandra Wachter, Researcher in Data Ethics, Alan Turing Institute
Thomas Bendig, Research coordinator, Fraunhofer Verbund IUK-Technologie

Closing remarks by Jan Philipp Albrecht, Member of the European Parliament