08:00 Admission

09:00 Opening



Christian Luft, State Secretary, Federal Ministry of Education and Research

Q&A with Christian Luft, Prof. Christoph Meinel and Prof. Christof Schütte


Hall of Fame

Laudation: Prof. Christof SchütteZuse Institute Berlin

Prof. Petros Koumoutsakos, ETH Zurich


09:50 Session I: Visions of AI

During the first session, forward thinkers will present their visions of the digital future and paint a picture of the changes that AI will bring to the various aspects of our lives.


Prof. Klaus-Robert Müller, Technische Universität Berlin
Machine Learning for the Sciences 

Prof. Marc Toussaint, University of Stuttgart
When ML is Solved, is AI also Solved?

Short Presentations

Dr. Marius Lindauer, University of Freiburg
Democratization of AI via Automated AI Design

Dr. Thorsten Papenbrock, Hasso Plattner Institute
Data Engineering – The Journey of a Training Record

Christian Bartz, Hasso Plattner Institute
Binary Neural Networks on Mobile Devices

Martin Lorenz, Wildenstein Plattner Institute
Analyzing Digitized Archival Material with AI

Dr. Gemma Garriga, Allianz
AI Reinventing Insurance

Mina Rezaei, Hasso Plattner Institute
Deep Representation Learning for Imbalanced Medical Image Segmentation

Prof. Dirk Nowotka, Kiel University
AI-Security: How to Defend Your AI 

Poon King WangSingapore University of Technology and Design
Helping Workers Thrive in the Future of Work


11:00 Matching Break

11:30 Side Event: International Perspectives on AI, An Interactive Workshop Hosted by Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung


11:30 Session II: AI in Government and Society

The implications that AI will have on governments and its citizens will be elaborated on in the second session. Representatives from science, politics and industry will discuss the opportunities and potentials of the use of AI in public administration as well as identify current and future areas of application. German Minister of State for Digitization, Dorothee Bär, will close the session with a keynote speech.


Prof. Miriam Meckel, University of St. Gallen, ada
Where is my Mind? How Brainhacking & AI will Change the Way we Think and Connect

Short Presentations

Dr. Jörg Hellwig, Elsevier
Navigating the World of AI

Prof. Felix Biessmann, Beuth University of Applied Sciences Berlin
Measuring Trust in Artificial Intelligence Systems

Dr. Christian Katzenbach, Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society
The Social Construction of AI 

Prof. Philipp Staab, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Value Creation and Value Extraction on Digital Platforms

Prof. Daniel Fürstenau, Freie Universität Berlin
Algorithmic Practices


Panel Discussion: Renewing the Public Sector - The Role and Potential of AI

Moderation: Lina Rusch, Tagesspiegel BACKGROUND Digitalisierung & KI

Dr. Christian Djeffal, Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society

Dr. Pablo Mentzinis, SAP

Dr. Jens Zimmermann, German Bundestag



Dorothee Bär, Minister of State for Digitization

Q&A with Dorothee Bär, Prof. Christoph Meinel and Prof. Christof Schütte


13:15 Lunch Break

14:30 Side Event: How to Implement AI in Your Company, An Interactive Workshop Hosted by Hasso Plattner Institute and _Gemeinsam Digital

14:30 Session III: AI, Business and Ethics

The aim of the third session is to debate which political and legal framework conditions must be created in Germany in order to strengthen AI research and to promote the conversion of research results into profitable business models. Particular attention will be paid to the ethical and data protection guidelines. Among our experts are representatives from Google, Huawei and the German Data Ethics Commission.


Panel Discussion: Beyond the German AI Strategy - Innovation, Regulation and Ethics

Moderation: Sonja Àlvarez, Tagesspiegel BACKGROUND Digitalisierung & KI

Walter Haas, Huawei

Dr. Oliver Maspfuhl, Commerzbank

Jan Oetjen, 1&1 Mail & Media Applications

Prof. Christoph Meinel, Hasso Plattner Institute



Ulrich Kelber, Federal Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information 


15:15 Session IV: Applications of AI

Artificial intelligence is not only a technology of some distant future. It is already applied widely nowadays. In session 4, experts from Siemens, Zalando, as well as renowned research institutes will provide an insight into their research laboratories and current projects.


Dr. Estela Suarez, Forschungszentrum Jülich
Modular Supercomputing for HPC and AI Applications

Short Presentations

Dr. Reuben Ng, National University of Singapore
The Science and Art of Implementation

Prof. Volker Tresp, Siemens
Deep X: Deep Learning with Deep Knowledge

Dr. Wojciech Samek, Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute
Towards Explainable Artificial Intelligence

Dr. Alan Akbik, Zalando
The Flair Framework for State-of-the-Art Natural Language Processing

Pejman Najafi, Hasso Plattner Institute
REAMS: A Next-Gen SIEM System for Advanced Threat Detection

Dr. Rudolf Fischer, NEC
The Renaissance of the Vector Architecture

Prof. Tim Conrad, Freie Universität Berlin
AI in Health Care

Prof. Kai Nagel, Technische Universität Berlin
Transport Simulations with Artificially Intelligent Agents


16:15 Matching Break


16:45 Session V: New Developments

The last session will provide an outlook on future trends in and innovations of AI research and development in the sciences.


Prof. Katharina Morik, TU Dortmund University 
AI and the Sciences

Prof. Peter Maass, Universität Bremen
Mathematical Secrets of Deep Learning


Short Presentations

Prof. Gitta Kutyniok, Technische Universität Berlin
Mathematics and AI: Taking the Best out of Both Worlds

Prof. Illia Horenko, University of Lugano
Towards a Low-Cost High-Quality Extraction of Relationships and Features from Complex Systems

Dr. Grégoire Montavon, Technische Universität Berlin
Understanding the Decisions of Complex Machine Learning Models

Dr. Ágnes Cseh, Hungarian Academy of Sciences
Heading Towards an All-European Kidney Exchange Network

Prof. Max Klimm, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
The History and the Future of the Price Tag


17:45 Farewell


18:30 Opening MATH+ Cluster of Excellence