Artificial Intelligence Conference in Karlsruhe

Artificial Intelligence Conference in Karlsruhe



A conference organized by the Canadian German Chamber of Industry and Commerce Inc.


AI undoubtedly holds great economic potential for the whole world and it is poised to unleash the next wave of digital disruption. Real-life benefits are already materializing for a few early-adopting firms, making it more urgent than ever for others to accelerate their digital transformation efforts. 


The recent developments in AI offer a great occasion for Canada and Germany to engage in a meaningful conversation on what can be done to fully take advantage of these new opportunities and how to surpass the challenges that come with these developments.


Our CTO and Co-Founder will be part of the panel discussion in Karlsruhe, where experts from Germany and Canada will discuss the newest developments in AI. 


Date:  June 21, 2018 


Where:   Schlosshotel Karlsruhe, Bahnhofsplatz 2, 76137 Karlsruhe, Deutschland


Time:  8:00 AM till 1:00 PM


Conference Program 


08:00 AM – Registration 
08:30 AM – Official Start and Welcome Remarks 
08:35 AM – Industry overview 



Justin Smith (Creative Destruction Lab) on the topic “The Canadian AI Ecosystem”  
Dr. Niklas Kühl (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology) on the topic “Dangers & projected growth of AI” 


9:00 AM – Panel Discussion 1: Human-Machine Interaction




Karim Osmane (Mastremind & University of Sherbrooke)
Jean-François Poulin (Ergoweb Canada Inc.)
Mo Moubarak (Moberries) 
Alfred Ermer (arago da vinci GmbH) 
Moderator: Stefanie Dreyer (Stefanie Dreyer Communications)  


9:50 AM – Coffee break 1


10:00 AM – Panel Discussion 2: AI & Ethics




Nicolai Pogadl (Concordia University) 
Roberto V. Zicari (Frankfurt Big Data Lab – Goethe University Frankfurt)
Claudio Huyskens ( 
Dirk Hommrich (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology) 
Moderator: Erick Sabelskjöld (Startupbootcamp) 


10:50 AM – Coffee break 2


11:00 AM – Panel Discussion 3: Improving Energy Efficiency through AI




Shermineh Salehi Esmati (Cyrus BC Incorporated)  
Davis Sawyer (Deeplite)
Prof. Dr. Ralf Mikut (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology)
Gaurav Tripathi (Innoplexus AG)
Dr. Rüdiger Rentsch (University of Bremen)
Moderator: Elena Poughia (Dataconomy) (tbc)


11:50 AM – Key Takeaways
12:00 PM – Networking Lunch
1:00 PM – End of Event



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