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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: What are your visions for AI applications in health and politics within the next five years? Can AI be safe, trustworthy and transparent?”

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: How do we keep the AI genie in the bottle and still get our wishes fulfilled? Or: how to prevent AI from doing bad things without reducing its usefulness?"

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