Biontech founder Ugur Sahin, who developed a vaccine against the coronavirus in a record time of only ten months together with the US company Pfizer, has confirmed his DLD All Stars participation.
In less than two weeks, Europe's leading innovation conference DLD (Digital, Life, Design) will return to New York City for the fifth time. On May 2, the DLD-hosts Steffi Czerny (DLD founder), Yossi Vardi (DLD Chairman) and Paul-Bernhard Kallen (Burda CEO & DLD Chairman) are expecting around 600 participants and 45 speakers at the futuristic IAC Building in the middle of Manhattan for the one-day conference. Under the DLD annual motto "Reconquer...", DLD New York's speaker line-up once again offers an exciting mixture of researchers, investors, entrepreneurs, journalists and artists from both sides of the Atlantic.
“The break up of big tech will start in Europe“, L2 Founder Scott Galloway predicted at DLD Munich only two months ago. This prediction might well be on its way with ongoing turmoil around Facebook and other tech giants. Wired journalists Nicholas Thompson (editor-in-chief) and Fred Vogelstein are also focused on Facebook: in one of their best-known articles they describe in detail how Facebook has violated the privacy of its users. Together with journalist Tanit Koch, they will discuss the topic of data protection on the DLD stage, which is more important than ever in view of the current debate.
Artificial intelligence and digital anarchy
Mary Lou Jepsen (Openwater) is one of the world's leading scientists in optics and display. She is currently researching a high-tech cap that can be used to read minds. She will talk to Wolf Singer, Germany's most renowned brain researcher, about the next level of artificial intelligence (AI) and do a live demo of her latest development on stage. Amazon CTO Werner Vogels is also intensively involved with AI. He will talk about the future significance of language for virtual assistants.
Nowadays states think increasingly nationalistically and turn away from the institutions of the global world order to be more independent in their decisions and be able to act more agile. Diplomat and UN ambassador Christoph Heusgen and James Davis (University of St. Gallen) will highlight Europe and the USA in their talk and focus on the influence of digitization.
Of infidelity and new dependencies in the digital age
Psychotherapist and bestselling author Esther Perel deals with the advantages and disadvantages of infidelity in her current book "The State of Affairs: Rethinking Infidelity". She will discuss what it needs in times of a very fast changing world, growing digital communication and less personal interaction to reconquer good relationships.
Half of the American population is addicted to at least one behavior. The professor of psychology and marketing at NYU and bestselling author (“Irresistible”) Adam Alter will talk about why we obsess over our emails, Instagram likes, and Facebook feeds.
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