- December 07, 2020
- December 11, 2020
Aspen Germany hosted its third annual AI Conference over the course of one week from December 7-11, 2020. During the Aspen Berlin AI Week, top policymakers, innovators, philosophers, academics, and representatives from business, media, and civil society from across the world came together in a virtual setting for discussion formats including keynotes, two-on-one conversations, panel discussions, and seminars taking place in both English and German.
The triple crises in 2020 represent a stresstest for societies, economies and governments around the globe. The impact of COVID-19 is speeding-up current technological and societal trends; it is blurring the lines between home and work; highlighting income, social, racial, and inter-generational inequalities; and it is further polarizing politics. At the same time, AI/ML tools can play an important role in helping combat not only the current crises, but also the many challenges ahead. In the midst of these developments, the EU – under the German Council Presidency – has put the issue of digital sovereignty at the top of its agenda. This conference has dived deep into the debate around key policy questions and the economic risks and opportunities of AI and tackled among many others, the following questions: What lessons has the pandemic taught us about global AI dynamics? How will companies and societies manage increased pressure amid the race for AI technologies? How have labor markets and educational institutions responded to these developments? Will massive tech-driven productivity gains require changes to prevailing social and economic programs?
The agenda, impressions and our recordings of every single day can be found on our event page. The recordings are also available on Aspen Germany’s Youtube Channel.