DLD AI Summit
08/09/2023

Gaining trust and taking responsibility

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“Today, we’ll talk about all the opportunities that AI brings to every aspect of our lives. But we’ll also discuss the challenges and how regulations can help achieve a balance between letting things happen and having the proper guardrails in place.”

Steffi Czerny, Managing Director DLD


With these words, DLD founder and managing director Steffi Czerny, together with DLD chairman Yossi Vardi welcomed around 600 participants to the first DLD AI Summit. This followed directly on from the DLD Circular, which had taken place the day before also at the Amerikahaus in Munich.

How AI is changing the media

In an interview with Solveigh Hieronimus, Senior Partner at McKinsey, Burda CEO Martin Weiss discusses the transformation of the media industry in the age of AI. This is not the first major disruption: the internet has already completely redistributed the power to distribute information. As artificial intelligence begins to generate a significant amount of content on its own, media companies should invest more in their original strengths, especially in content review and curation.


"AI will produce unimaginable amounts of content. It will make our media brands more valuable because people will be able to rely on our content and we will help distinguish correct information from wrong information."

Martin Weiss, CEO of Hubert Burda Media


A day full of AI highlights

The DLD AI Summit followed on from the DLD Circular, not only in terms of timing but also in terms of content. While the previous day had shown that the topic of sustainability is inextricably linked to technology and thus artificial intelligence (AI), Sandrine Dixson-Declève of the Club of Rome brought the topic of sustainability onto the DLD AI Summit stage with her keynote on "Tackling the Climate Crisis".

That AI is more than chatbots and image generation was made clear by Dex Hunter-Torricke from Google DeepMind, who held out the prospect of an Artificial General Intelligence (AGI) that could hypothetically perform any intellectual task that humans do.

Jonas Andrulis, founder and CEO of Aleph Alpha, made it clear that for all that AI can already do, we should not ignore what it cannot yet do. He called for us to: "Take responsibility!"

And Eva Maydell, Member of the European Parliament, called for a more optimistic view of the future of technology and AI in her keynote. She pointed out that it was important to win the trust of society.

You can watch videos of these and all the other panels here. You can also find pictures from the DLD AI Summit in our Flickr album.

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Steffi Czerny welcomes the audience to the DLD AI Summit: the programme was full of diverse topics © Sebastian Gabriel/Picture Alliance for DLD/Hubert Burda Media

Dex Hunter-Torricke from Google Deepmind on the DLD stage © Sebastian Gabriel/Picture Alliance for DLD/Hubert Burda Media

Jonas Andrulis, founder and CEO of Aleph Alpha, came to the DLD Stage twice: for the keynote and on the panel on generative AI © Sebastian Gabriel/Picture Alliance for DLD/Hubert Burda Media

The auditorium in the Amerikahaus was packed © Dominik Gigler for DLD / Hubert Burda Media

The interest in the DLD AI Summit was great: Around 600 participants came to the Amerikahaus © Dominik Gigler for DLD / Hubert Burda Media

DLD Managing Director Steffi Czerny together with Eva Maydell, Member of the European Parliament, in front of the DLD photo wall © Dominik Gigler for DLD / Hubert Burda Media

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