Both Germany and Japan have made artificial intelligence (AI) strategies a high priority in research and development as well as on their political agendas due to the changes that AI may bring to social and industrial structures. Germany and Japan have an interest in a level playing field with other major international players. As democratic and liberal countries that have shared values and consistently defend and promote multilateralism and a rules-based international order, Germany and Japan play an important role in promoting principles and guidelines regarding the benefits and risks of AI.

The Japanese-German Center Berlin (JDZB), the German Economic Institute (IW Köln), and the Fujitsu Research Institute (FRI) would like to invite you and your colleagues to the symposium „Ahead of G20 - Artificial Intelligence and Innovation”.

During the symposium, the implications of AI for our industries, economies, societies and politics will be discussed from German and Japanese perspectives and its impact for new technologies will be assessed. The program will include discussions on ethical questions, such as how and to what extent AI can be beneficial for a human-centered society as well as approaches to international standardization. Opportunities to strengthen German/European-Japanese cooperation in the field of AI and its regulations will be considered by various groups of stakeholders and experts from politics, industry, academia and research.

Please note that the symposium will be held in English. You will find a draft program at this link. To register, please use this link no later than June 20, 2019.

June 25 and 26, 2019

Event Venue
Japanese-German Center Berlin (JDZB)
Saargemünder Straße 2
14195 Berlin