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Conference program

Monday JUN 19, 2023

11:30-12:15 h

Check-in, lunch & coffee

12:15-12:20 h

Prof. Dr. Martin Mauve, Vice President for Digitalisation and Scientific Infrastructure | Presidium of the HHU Düsseldorf | welcome

12:20-12:30 h

Prof. Dr. Klaus Pfeffer, speaker of the Manchot research group “Decision-making with the help of Artificial Intelligence”,
HHU Düsseldorf | introduction

12:30-13:15 h

Prof. Dr. Rolf Apweiler, Director of EMBL-EBI, Hinxton, Cambridgeshire
"The Value of Open Data. Innovative AI-enabled Bioinformatics Projects and Partnerships by EMBL-EBI: AlphaFold, and other Examples"

13:15-13:45 h

Prof. Dr. Alexander Dilthey, Institute of Medical Microbiology and Hospital Hygiene, HHU Düsseldorf
"From genomic contact tracing to comprehensively characterizing the human microbiome: Emerging applications of genomic data science and real-time sequencing"

13:45-14:15 h

Break (30 min)

14:15-15:00 h

Prof. Dr. Nicola Segata, Laboratory of Computational Metagenomics, Department CIBIO, University of Trento
"Combining metagenomics and machine learning for novel precision medicine tools"

15:00-15:45 h

Prof. Dr. Magdalena Wojcieszak, Dep. Of Communication, UC Davis
"Algorithms in Online Politics: Problems and Solutions"

15:45-16:15 h

Break (30 min)

16:15-16:45 h

Prof. Dr. Marc Ziegele, Institute for Communication and Media Studies, HHU Düsseldorf
"Developing an Incivility Dictionary for German Online Discussions – a Semi-Automated Approach Combining Human and Artificial Knowledge"

16:45-16:50 h

Break (5 min)

16:50-17:50 h

Panel discussion: “How can trustworthy and transparent AI applications be implemented in health and politics?”

Participants: Prof. Dr. Rolf Apweiler, Prof. Dr. Alexander Dilthey, Prof. Dr. Nicola Segata, Prof. Dr. Magdalena Wojcieszak, Prof. Dr. Marc Ziegele, Prof. Dr. Rainer Haas

Moderation: Prof. Dr. Klaus Pfeffer

17:50-18:20 h

wrapping up | graphic recording

18:20-20:00 h

fingerfood & drinks foyer


Tuesday JUN 20, 2023

09:00-09:15 h

Prof. Dr. Klaus Pfeffer, Prof. Dr. Martin Mauve, HHU Düsseldorf | welcome & introduction

09:15-10:00 h

Prof. Dr. Hartmut Wessler, Institute for Media and Communication Studies, University of Mannheim
"How can AI help to improve democratic public debate?"

10:00-10:30 h

Break (30 min.)

10:30-11:15 h

Prof. Dr. Katharina Simbeck, Business administration, controlling, HTW Berlin
"They shall be fair, transparent, robust - how can AI systems be audited?"

11:15-11:45 h

Prof. Dr. Marius Wehner, Business Administration, in  particular Corporate Management, Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf
"How to restore fairness perceptions? The influence of AI-supported selection tools and explanations on applicant reactions"

11:45-12:35 h

Lunch Break (50 min.)

12:35-13:20 h

Prof. Dr. Mireille Hildebrandt, Professor of Law, Vrije Universiteit Brussel and Radboud University
"AI for better law: what could possibly go wrong?"

13:20-13:50 h

Prof. Dr. Johann Justus Vasel LL.M. (NYC), public law with special regard to legal issues of artificial intelligence, HHU Düsseldorf
"Better AI via Better Regulation?"

13:50-14:00 h

Break (10 min)

14:00-15:00 h

Panel discussion: What determines the appropriate use of AI in business situations? What specific parts of the law could and should be ‘bettered’ by way of AI, seen from the perspective of democracy and the rule of law?“

Participants: Prof. Dr. Hartmut Wessler, Prof. Dr. Katharina Simbeck, Prof. Dr. Marius Wehner, Prof. Dr. Mireille Hildebrandt, Prof. Dr. Johann Justus Vasel, Prof. Dr. Barbara E. Weißenberger

Moderation: Prof. Dr. Martin Mauve

15:00-15:30 h

summing up | graphic recording


coffee & check out