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Trusted-AI Day: Kick-off of the European CERTAIN Center for Trusted AI

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On September 19, 2023, DFKI together with DiSerHub and saaris as well as numerous partners from research, industry, authorities, associations, politics and society will host the first "Trusted-AI Day" in the auditorium of Saarland University.

CERTAIN - Centre for European Research in Trusted Artificial Intelligence© DFKI

In the morning, several presentations will first address the role of trustworthy AI security, the technical goals of this technology, and its prospects in the context of autonomous driving.
Then, starting at 12 p.m., the new CERTAIN center of the DFKI will be presented, which strengthens the potential of international cooperation, as it is already taking place in Saarland and across borders with Luxembourg and France.

Agenda of the CERTAIN KickOff

12:00 - 12:45 Lunch & Networking

12:45 - 12:55 Welcome and introduction of the 2nd half of the day - Reinhard Karger, Corporate Spokesperson, DFKI Saarbrücken

12:55 - 13:00 Address of the Saarland University President, Prof. Dr. Manfred Schmitt

13:00 - 13:05 "The Age of Trusted Artificial Intelligence - A Vision for CERTAIN," Antonio Krüger, CEO of DFKI

13:05 - 13:15 "Saarland: At the Heart of European AI Innovation," Elena Yorgova-Ramanauskas, Secretary of State, Economy, Innovation, Digital and Energy  

13:15 - 13:30 "CERTAIN: A European Lighthouse for Trusted-AI," Prof. Dr.-Ing. Philipp Slusallek, Executive Director of DFKI Saarbrücken, Head of ASR and Founder of CERTAIN.  

13:30 - 13:35 "Cooperation between DFKI and Triathlon," Ralf Zastrau, Triathlon, Saarbrücken

13:35 - 13:50 "Inria and the Importance of Trust in AI," Emmanuel Vincent, Inria, Nancy

13:50 - 14:05 "LIH: Shaping the Future with AI Health Solutions," Ulf Nehrbass, Luxembourg Institute of Health (LIH), Luxembourg  

14:05 - 14:20 "BSI: The Role of Security in Trusted AI," Vera Sikes, German Federal Office for Information Security, BSI  

14:20 - 14:30 Address of Dr. Georg Schneider, ZF AG

14:30 - 15:00 Break and Networking

15:00 - 15:45 Panel Discussion: "Trusted AI: Regional and International Collaboration and Technical Goals." Moderation: Dr. André Meyer-Vitali  

15:45 - 16:00 Closing of the event by Prof. Dr.-Ing. Philipp Slusallek, Dr. André Meyer-Vitali, Lennardt Söhngen, Pascal Strobel, and Reinhard Karger

16:00 - 18:00 Get Together


The event will take place in the auditorium of Saarland University but will also be broadcast online in parallel.

Please register with this form by Friday 08 September 2023:

When registering, please indicate whether you will be there in person or joining remotely.

The full program of the event and an alternative online registration form can be found on saaris website at:



The goal of the CERTAIN center is the development of AI technologies and systems with strong guarantees (Trusted AI). For the first time, this allows for a solid foundation for real trust in these new technologies in business, as well as in society, thus enabling a broad and valuable use of AI in all areas of application - even in security-critical scenarios.

In the medium term, the CERTAIN center is to be developed into a competence centre in Europe for trustworthy artificial intelligence (TAI) that is tightly networked in research, industry and society and that is visible from afar and will play a leading role in the research and development of highly reliable AI technologies and their applications.

Right from the start, the new center has been tightly networked with numerous partners on the Saarbrücken campus and within the DFKI, while at the same time building up a broad network: in the greater region, nationally and across Europe, in particular through the CLAIRE initiative. Representatives from various partners will use examples to shed light on this tight network.

The new center was made possible by the generous support of the Saarland as part of the ToCERTAIN project of the Ministry of Economic Affairs.


About DiSerHub

DiSerHub is a transformation hub that is active nationwide and consists of five project partners who collaborate on improved, more sustainable use of automobiles with the help of digital services and digital business models.