Clara Barnett inspired the theme “What are you adding?” of DLD20. Ahead of the conference, we asked her to share a few thoughts on why she came up with this theme and what it means to her.
The countdown for DLD Munich has begun: in less than two weeks, more than 150 speakers and 1,500 participants will gather again in Munich for Burda's international innovation conference from 18-20 January 2020, under the motto "What are you adding?”. In addition to artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics, leadership and politics, DLD Munich will also address climate change and sustainable consumption, art and creativity, and the space race.
Man vs. machine
How intelligent are computers really? Russian chess grandmaster Garry Kasparov was challenged by IBM's Deep Blue in 1997 - and lost. How does he feel about AI today? Which tasks are increasingly being performed by machines, and where will humans still have an advantage over algorithms? In conversation with Avast CTO Michal Pechoucek, Kasparov will also discuss the role of AI in tackling cybercrime. After his appearance on the DLD stage on Monday 20th January, Kasparov will also give ten DLD Munich participants the chance to play chess against him. Apply here if you want to take up this challenge!
Progress vs. danger
Other highlight speakers at DLD Munich include German robotics expert Sebastian Thrun, who founded the Google X stealth projects department, before becoming head of the electric air taxi company Kitty Hawk, which is co-financed by Google founder Larry Page. He is expected on Monday 20th January as the final speaker on the DLD stage. Another ex-Googler, design ethicist Tristan Harris, will also be speaking at DLD. The founder of the Center of Humane Technology, which focuses on the extent to which technology negatively influences our culture, will discuss his concerns about the polarisation of society, and the attention industry of the technology giants.
The latest technologies promise enormous improvements in the quality of healthcare. The efficient and secure management of patient data is a central task on the agenda of Federal Health Minister Jens Spahn, who is expected on the DLD stage on Saturday afternoon (18/01/20) to discuss these topics. Moreover, bestselling author and TED speaker William Li (Angiogenesis Foundation) will give exciting insights at DLD Munich into which foods can help prevent or even cure certain diseases.
Off into space!
It's getting tight in orbit: non-operational satellites and a huge amount of space debris are currently flying around in space. On the Munich stage, a panel of experts will discuss how to solve this messy problem (18/01/20). On the same stage, former astronaut Catherine Coleman will also report on her fascinating experiences in space.
Further speakers of DLD Munich will be published here continuously.
The event data at a glance:
Location: Altekongressehalle, Munich, Germany
Saturday, 18th January, 2020, 11.00-18.00 hours
Sunday, 19th January 2020, 9.00-18.30
Monday, 20th January 2020, 08.30-13.30