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Realising the Promises of Artificial Intelligence

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Online Event in Cooperation with the Korean Academy of Science and Technology (KAST)

Date: Thursday, 25 November 2021
Time: 08:00 to 09:00
Location: Online

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a truly transformative technology. Advances in machine and deep learning unlock unprecedented opportunities to build better tools and solutions in a broad range of areas – from commerce, finance and agriculture to self-driving cars, personalised healthcare and social media. Speech recognition offers better communication services and, when combined with machine translation, the prospect of real-time cross-language conversations. The advent of these technologies promises to improve the quality of people’s lives throughout the world, while at the same time its significant impact on societies requires discussion and engagement.

To advance public understanding and awareness of AI, KAST and Leopoldina have invited two leading experts to share their insights on the development and application of AI technologies as well as potential benefits and challenges for society. The webinar is the virtual kick-off for a KAST-Leopoldina symposium to be held in Seoul in 2022. The conference will bring together renowned scientists from Korea and Germany to explore current trends in core areas of AI research as well as discuss technological progress and its societal and scientific impact.


  • Opening Remarks – Professor Min-Koo Han, President of the KAST
  • Opening Remarks – Professor (ETHZ) Dr Gerald Haug ML, President of the Leopoldina
  • Introduction & Moderation – Professor Ryan Song, Associate Professor of Law at Kyung Hee University, Seoul, South Korea
  • Input Statement “Ethnic Bias in Neural Language Models and Approaches“ – Professor Alice Oh, Associate Professor in the School of Computing at KAIST, Daejeon, South Korea
  • Input Statement “Artificial Intelligence at the Service of Humani“ – Professor Dr Alexander Waibel ML, Professor of Computer Science at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany and at Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, USA; Zoom Research Fellow
  • Discussion incl. Q&A from the audience

ML = Member of the Leopoldina