How can a strong AI ecosystem be realized on a European level? During the German EU Council Presidency, the Helmholtz Office Brussels discussed research and innovation activities in the field of artificial intelligence: "AI in the green digital age: Quo vadis?" A recording of the virtual event.
Digital transformation and the adoption of artificial intelligence (AI) can provide solutions to many social challenges. Benefits are expected in various sectors, such as personal health care, the development of smarter transport services, efficient manufacturing and optimized energy use.
In light of the German EU Council Presidency, the virtual panel discussion of the Brussels Helmholtz Office focuses on the added value of multidisciplinary research and innovation activities in these areas. How can we overcome the limitations of current digital technologies in terms of capacity, speed and energy consumption? Are there political steps that should be prioritized at the European level to strengthen the potential of AI in the new green digital era? Together with representatives from politics and industry, scientists from the Helmholtz Association are trying to define strategies for the AI of tomorrow.
Conversation with Wolf-Dieter Lukas, State Secretary at the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research, and Otmar D. Wiestler, President of the Helmholtz Association
Keynote by Roberto Viola, General-Director of DG Connect, European Commission
“Enabler and beneficiary: Helmholtz drives smart digitalization”: A focus on science by Wolfgang Marquardt, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Forschungszentrum Jülich, Vice-President of the Helmholtz Association (Research Field Key Technologies)
“How to build on today's results to meet tomorrow's challenges”:Panel discussion with Maria da Graça Carvalho, Member of the European Parliament, Laure Le Bars, Vice-President of the Big Data Value Association and Research Project Director, SAP Research & Innovation, Fabian Theis, Director of the Institute of Computational Biology, Helmholtz Zentrum München, and Scientific Director of Helmholtz AI, Roberto Viola, General-Director of DG Connect, European Commission, and Otmar D. Wiestler, President of the Helmholtz Association
“What steps to take next”: Closing remarks by Annika Thies, Director of the Helmholtz Office Brussels, and Otmar D. Wiestler, President of the Helmholtz Association
Threatened potato crop: Sabine Egerer from the Helmholtz Center Hereon uses data sciences to explore what the future of agriculture might look like in times of climate change – with focus on the potato and with help from the HIDA Trainee Network.
The Helmholtz International Lab "Causal Cell Dynamics" is now collaborating with the AI research institute Mila from Canada. The goal: to understand cellular processes in the development of diseases with the help of Big Data and AI.
DASHH is creating entirely new scientific collaborations in northern Germany. We spoke with Senate Director Rolf Greve about the potential of interdisciplinarity and the importance of the School for Hamburg.