When machines decide – should we be afraid of artificial intelligence?


Artificial intelligence (AI) has not only matched, but even surpassed the performance of humans in some areas. In future, companies will automate almost all their operational decisions on the basis of algorithmically processed data. And for good reason: Data-driven processes open the door both to increased efficiency and competitiveness, and to greater sustainability. Just like autonomous driving, the "autonomous value chain" will be here to stay.

We are seeing comparable developments in the world of science, as AI helps researchers gain more knowledge, at a greater pace, and with greater accuracy. AI could prove to be a powerful tool for solving the big issues of humanity. In his presentation, Michael Feindt described the development of human and artificial intelligence with their respective strengths and weaknesses. He described promising fields of application in industry and science and explained how Germany is positioning itself within the international field in the application of artificial intelligence.

Prof. Dr. Michael Feindt studied physics at the University of Hamburg, where he received his doctorate with distinction on the subject of data analysis. He was then active for example as a research associate at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN), Switzerland; in 1997 he was appointed Professor at the Institute for Experimental Nuclear Physics at the Technical University of Karlsruhe, now the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT). Feindt was also spokesman of the "High Energy Physics and Particle Astrophysics" Centre for Advanced Studies at DFG and board member of the Cluster of Excellence. He is currently Chief Scientist at Blue Yonder GmbH, which he founded.

Facts in Domhof Hall
September 21, 2019, 6 p.m.
Domhof Hall of the City of Ladenburg

Prof. Dr. Michael Feindt
Blue Yonder GmbH