From commerce, finance and agriculture to self-driving cars, personalised healthcare and social media – advancements in artificial intelligence (AI) unlock countless opportunities. New applications promise to improve the quality of people’s lives throughout the world, but at the same time, raise a number of societal questions. A joint panel discussion of the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina and the Korean Academy of Science and Technology (KAST) explores AI technologies, their benefits and their challenges for society.
Virtual panel discussion of the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina and the Korean Academy of Science and Technology
„Realizing the Promises of Artificial Intelligence“
Thursday, 25 November 2021, 8am to 9am (CET)
Following opening remarks from the President of the Leopoldina, Prof (ETHZ) Dr Gerald Haug and Prof Min-Koo Han, PhD, President of the KAST, legal scholar Prof Ryan Song, PhD, Kyung Hee University, Seoul/South Korea, will provide an introduction into the topic. Subsequently, computer scientist Prof Alice Oh PhD, KAIST School of Computing, Daejeon/ South Korea, and Member of the Leopoldina Prof Dr Alexander Waibel, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology/Germany and Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh/USA, will provide input statements for further discussion. The speakers will present current developments and applications of AI technologies and discuss their societal and scientific impact.
The event is open to the interested public and free of charge. It will be held in English. The panel discussion will be live-streamed via the KAST YouTube Channel. Please submit your questions prior to and during the event here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1A9L7JqvjljYbZH3JYX_CBGyCK91ayiJAmcPZET6O91c/edit.
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About the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina
As the German National Academy of Sciences, the Leopoldina provides independent science-based policy advice on matters relevant to society. To this end, the Academy develops interdisciplinary statements based on scientific findings. In these publications, options for action are outlined; making decisions, however, is the responsibility of democratically legitimised politicians. The experts who prepare the statements work in a voluntary and unbiased manner. The Leopoldina represents the German scientific community in the international academy dialogue. This includes advising the annual summits of Heads of State and Government of the G7 and G20 countries. With 1,600 members from more than 30 countries, the Leopoldina combines expertise from almost all research areas. Founded in 1652, it was appointed the National Academy of Sciences of Germany in 2008. The Leopoldina is committed to the common good.