News

17.11.2020

AI in the green digital era

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.

The discussion participants: Maria da Graça Carvalho, Roberto Viola, Fabian Theis, Laure Le Bars, Otmar D. Wiestler, Moderator: Kristine August

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.

Event program

  • 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

Moderator: Kristine August, Helmholtz Association

    

    

download