Artificial Intelligence (AI) is on the rise, serving as the technology behind everything from digital voice assistants and self-driving cars, whilst revolutionising decision-making processes in business and society. Tech giants such as Facebook, Apple, Google and IBM all use AI as a driver of both innovation and growth. Germany and Europe are now faced with the challenge of positioning their research institutions and firms as a counterbalance to Silicon Valley. A number of European countries, including the UK and France, have already made AI a priority within their research and industrial policy.

At the same time, one of the main questions at the heart of the debate surrounding artificial intelligence is how to confront the opportunities and risks it presents from a social and economic perspective. Autonomous systems can act, solve complex tasks, make decisions and react to unexpected outcomes without receiving direct instructions from a human being. How is this going to change the labour markets and individual job profiles? How are companies going to have to adapt? How should governments go about setting up the legal framework for this digital transformation? For example, it is often unclear who should be held responsible for any errors made by an autonomous system. Holding a debate over values and developing an algorithm code of conduct will be imperative.

We are delighted to welcome Claudia Nemat, executive board member at Deutsche Telekom AG, to the institute to share her views on some of these issues.

We would like to thank the ZEW Sponsors’ Association for Science and Practice for supporting the lecture series “First-Hand Information on Economic Policy”.

Speaker

Claudia Nemat

Claudia Nemat

Deutsche Telekom AG

Participation is by invitation only. If you are interested in attending the event, please contact us at event@zew.de.

Artificial Intelligence - Time for Europe to Wake Up

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Artificial Intelligence: Challenges for Germany and Europe
Telekom board member Claudia Nemat is welcomed as guest speaker at ZEW.
Claudia Nemat, executive board member at Deutsche Telekom, together with the ZEW Executive Directors Thomas Kohl (left) ...
ZEW President Achim Wambach welcomes Claudia Nemat as guest speaker at ZEW.
ZEW President Professor Achim Wambach welcomes the guests and the speaker to the event. © ZEW
Telekom board member Claudia Nemat is welcomed as guest speaker at ZEW.
Telekom board member Claudia Nemat alongside ZEW's commercial director Thomas Kohl during the welcome speech by ZEW ...
Telekom board member Claudia Nemat in her lecture about artificial intelligence
Claudia Nemat, head of the Technology and Innovation division at Deutsche Telekom, during her lecture on “Artificial ...
Telekom board member Claudia Nemat in her lecture about artificial intelligence
Claudia Nemat addressed a packed house at ZEW. © ZEW
Claudia Nemat in conversation with Achim Wambach during her lecture at ZEW
During the panel discussion on AI: Claudia Nemat and ZEW President Professor Achim Wambach. © ZEW
Numerous guests attended the lecture by Claudia Nemat at ZEW.
Around 130 guests from business, science and society attended Claudia Nemat's lecture. © ZEW
The guests of the ZEW participate actively in the Q&A session following the lecture.
Former ZEW President Professor Wolfgang Franz joined in the debate. © ZEW
ZEW researcher Irene Bertschek participates in the Q&A session following the lecture.
Professor Irene Bertschek, head of ZEW’s Research Department “Digital Economy”, during the Q&A session. © ZEW
The guests of the ZEW participate actively in the Q&A session following the lecture.
Axel Neidlein of Maiwald Patentanwalts GmbH directing his question to the podium. © ZEW
Dr. Georg Müller adresses the audience in his speech following the lecture of Claudia Nemat.
Dr. Georg Müller, chief executive at MVV Energie AG and board member of the ZEW Sponsors' Association, during his speech ...
Achim Wambach in conversation after the lecture by Claudia Nemat at ZEW
ZEW President Professor Achim Wambach exchanging ideas with Dr. Georg Müller after the event. © ZEW

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Location

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Date

12.07.2018 | 18:00 - 20:00 (CET)

Event Location

ZEW – Leibniz-Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung

L 7, 1 68161 Mannheim