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Press Invitation for the Academic Handover Symposium of DFKI´s CEO position

| Press release | Berlin | Saarbrücken | Kaiserslautern | Bremen

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Wahlster accompanied and headed the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence for more than 30 years. A scientific ceremony for the handover of Prof. Wahlster´s AI Chair and DFKI CEO position will take place on 25 February 2019 in Saarbrücken.

We cordially invite representatives of the press to attend this festive event:

Date: Monday, 25.02.2019, 15:00-19:00
Location: Günter-Hotz-Lecture Hall, Saarland University (Lecture Hall 0.01), Saarland Informatics Campus E2 2, 66123 Saarbrücken

"Artificial Intelligence: Past and Future"
Academic Handover Symposium for Prof. Wahlster´s AI Chair and DFKI CEO position

15:00: Admission
15:30: Welcome
15:40: 30 Years of DFKI Research, Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Wahlster, DFKI Executive Advisor
16:10: Transition Ceremony with Short Speeches

• Tobias Hans, Minister President of Saarland
• Charlotte Britz, Lord Mayor of Saarbrücken
• Prof. Dr. Manfred Schmitt, President of Saarland University
• Prof. Dr. Raimund Seidel, Department of Computer Science, Saarland University
• Dr. Walter Olthoff, DFKI CFO

16:30: Look-ahead: The Next 10 Years of AI Research at DFKI, Prof. Dr. Jana Koehler, DFKI CEO

Grand Challenges for Artificial Intelligence

17:00: The Future of AI: A Canadian Perspective, Prof. Dr. Randy Goebel, Chair of Computing Science, University of Alberta, Edmonton
17:20: The Future of AI: A Chinese Perspective, Prof. Dr. Hans Uszkoreit, Scientific Director, Artificial Intelligence Technology Center (AITC), Beijing 17:40: The Future of AI: A European Perspective, Prof. Dr. Oliviero Stock, Head of AI Research, Center for ICT, Trento
18:00 - 19:00: Flying Buffet

More Informationen:

Please register your participation by mail to:

Reinhard Karger, M.A., Corporate Spokesman
Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz GmbH (DFKI)
Stuhlsatzenhausweg 3
Saarland Informatics Campus
Geb. D 3_2
D-66123 Saarbrücken, Germany
Tel. : +49 681 85775-5253
Mobil: +49 151 1567 4571


Reinhard Karger
Corporate Spokesman

Phone: +49 681 85775 5253

Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz GmbH (DFKI)
Stuhlsatzenhausweg 3
66123 Saarbrücken