International VDI Conference - Future of AI in Automotive
- Discover the newest developments in AI and see how the path is being forged towards level 5 autonomous driving
- Learn how AI can be used as a tool within the enterprise to handle complex processes
- Discuss the regulatory and safety implications of AI and autonomous driving and learn about current and future standards
- Gain insight from case studies and best practice automotive AI use cases from around the world
- See how AI will influence software architecture and experience how AI algorithms accelerate and improve computer vision, imaging, perception and behavioral evaluation
- Find out which roles sensor systems play in AI and autonomous driving, as well as the how AI can be validated and certified
- Take your chance to engage with internationally renowned AI specialists in our interactive sessions and expand your professional network during the breaks and at the evening reception
The VDI Future of AI in Automotive conference will bring together a wide variety of industry experts, specialists and stakeholders in one unique event. Specifically designed for the automotive industry, this conference will engage with new ideas and technological innovations in artificial intelligence based on auto-related real-world examples and best practice from around the world. From AI algorithms and their uses in driver assistance systems and simulation, testing and validation to ethical and legal questions and the transformation of existing business models, this conference is a must for those who want to expand their competitive edge and capitalize on the emerging opportunities that AI offers for the automotive sector.
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The future of mobility is coming and it will be different from anything we have seen before. Artificial intelligence will play a big part in turning that future into reality and is already making headway in changing how the automotive industry works today. Cars and vehicles are getting increasingly intelligent and developments in algorithms, sensor systems, safety components, deep and machine learning, imaging and perception and more are steadily moving us towards level 5 autonomous driving. AI also can be used as a tool to simplify industrial processes and optimize manufacturing.
The automotive sector will change immensely in the years to come. To stay on top of these developments and to retain your competitive advantage, you need to engage with the newest developments in the market, hear what the most promising new start-ups have to say and exchange ideas with key industry stakeholders. The VDI Future of AI in Automotive conference is the ideal opportunity to get an update on how AI is transforming the automotive sector, its opportunities for future applications and the challenges to come.
Conference Topics & Agenda
The main themes of the international “Future of AI in Automotive” conference include:
- The AI powered Enterprise: AI as a Tool for industrial Applications and Processes
- AI & ML Technologies for Automated Driving & Autonomous Vehicles
- Quality Assurance & Dealing with Uncertainty
- Data Security, Data Management & Synthetic Data
- Simulation, Testing and Validation of AI
- Sensor Models & Sensor Fusion
- HW / SW Architecture
- Safety & Security
- Computer Vision, Perception & Traffic Conditions: Environmental Modeling and Path Planning
- AI-based digital Companions in the Car: Chatbots & virtual Assistants
- Ethical & legal Requirements: Societal Acceptance, Ethical Framework & Regulations for future AI Applications in the Car
The agenda will boast of presentations given by internationally renowned experts and has been put together with the help of our conference chairmen:
- Prof. Dr. Philipp Slusallek, Scientific Director Research lab Agents and Simulated Reality
- Dr. Christian Müller, Head of Team Autonomous Driving ASR &Competence Center for Autonomous Driving (CCAD) both from DFKI (German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence)
Program of the Conference
Registration & Welcome Coffee
Chair’s Welcome and Opening Address
Prof. Dr. Philipp Slusallek, Scientific Director Research Lab Agents and Simulated Reality and Dr.-Ing. Christian Müller, Deputy Head of Research Department Agents & Simulated Reality, both: DFKI, Germany
I. AI Transforming Automotive
Opportunities and Limits of AI in Automotive - The Case of autonomous Driving
Axel Schmidt, Managing Director and Global Lead Automotive Industry, co-author: Dr. Gabriel Seiberth, both: Accenture GmbH, Germany
AI as a Game Changer in the Automotive Industry
Dr. Siegmar Haasis, CIO R&D Mercedes-Benz Cars, Daimler AG, Germany
Where is AI leading to – Intelligent Mobility of Tomorrow
Dipl.-Ing. Jörg Schrepfer, Head of Driving Assistance Research, co-authors: Dr. Stefan Milz and Harald Barth, all: Valeo Schalter und Sensoren GmbH, Germany
Wake up Panel: Hype vs. Reality in AI Applications and Research
Moderator: Patrick van der Smagt, Director of AI Research, Volkswagen
Ulli Waltinger, Siemens; Oliver Grau, Intel; Serkan Arslan, NVIDIA; Axel Schmidt, Accenture
II. Simulation, Testing & Validation of AI
Scalable Learning from synthetic Data
Prof. Dr. Philipp Slusallek, Scientific Director Research Lab Agents and Simulated Reality, DFKI, Germany
AI enabling the Future of autonomous Mobility in virtual and real Worlds
Serkan Arslan, Director of Automotive Ecosystem, NVIDIA, EMEA
Physically simulating the Real-World for autonomous Testing
Chris Hoyle, Technical Director, rfPro, UK
AI Engines for highly autonomous Driving Systems
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Sorin Grigorescu, Head of Artificial Intelligence, Elektrobit Automotive, Romania
Networking & Coffee Break
III. Sensor Fusion, Computer Vision & Perception
Going Door-to-Door with End-to-End Training
Dr. Dengxin Dai, ETH Zurich, Switzerland
Machine Learning and its Impact on Sensor Fusion
Bharanidhar Duraisamy, Development Engineer, Daimler AG, Germany
End of Conference Day One
At the end of the first conference day we kindly invite you to use the relaxed and informal atmosphere for in-depth conversations with other participants and speakers.
IV. Environmental Modeling & Path Planning
Safe Reinforcement Learning for autonomous Driving: Past, Present and immediate Future
Dr. Shashank Phatak, Architect Artificial Intelligence, Visteon Corporation
Location Intelligence for the autonomous World
Dipl.-Ing Christof Hellmis, MBA, VP Services Strategy & Innovation, HERE, Germany
Taking Automation to the next Level with HD Maps
Evert Schaeffer, Regional Director Product Management, TomTom, The Netherlands
Networking & Coffee Break
Interactive World Café Session
V. Trust in AI: From Ethics to hard Law
Understand AI and make it verifiable for Approval and Certification of AV‘s
Dr. Houssem Abdellatif, Global Head Autonomous and Connected Driving, co-authors: Mattis Eicher, both: TÜV SÜD Auto Service GmbH and Dr. Christian Müller, DFKI GmbH, all: Germany
AI in Automotive – Legal Framework and Liability
Dr. Alexander Duisberg, Lawyer, Bird & Bird LLP, Germany
Ethical Framework for automated Vehicles
Prof. Dr. Peter Dabrock, Chair of Ethics, Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen Nuremberg, Germany
Ethically aligned Design Considerations for autonomous and Intelligent Systems
Rudi Schubert, Director, Industry Connections, IEEE, USA
Closing Panel: About an Ethics & Morality Framework for Emotion-Enabled Cars
Moderator: Dr.-Ing. Christian Müller, Deputy Head of Research Department, Agents & Simulated Reality, DFKI
Panelists:Dr. Alexander Duisberg, Bird & Bird; Prof. Peter Dabrock, Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen Nuremberg; Rudi Schubert, IEEE
Conference Chair‘s closing Remarks
End of Conference
If you have any questions regarding the conference program or you want to become a speaker, please contact Leonie Bohnstedt.
Framework Program of the Conference
Take part in excellent networking opportunities and meet international experts, specialists and other participants for inspiring discussions both during the networking breaks as well as at the evening event in a more relaxed atmosphere. Accompanying and complementing the conference we also offer an international workshop on“Introduction to Artificial Intelligence”. Book both events and benefit from a discounted package price.
Who is the VDI Future of AI Automotive conference for?
This VDI conference is designed for all stakeholders in the cognitive vehicles sector, who work in AI and deep learning for automotive applications, computer vision and sensor fusion technology, for example.
It is ideal for decision makers, engineers and specialists working at or with:
- Tier 1 & Tier 2 Supplier
- Semi Conductor Industry
- Vendors & Technology-, Solution- and Service Providers
- Software Provider & Developer
- AI Start Ups
This conference will also be of interest scientific and research institutes.
Are you interested in groundbreaking new developments in artificial intelligence and the vehicles of the future? Would you like to know more about the technology that will lead to level 5 autonomous driving and how AI works in relation to industrial production, safety and quality as well as the ethical and legal frameworks necessary for implementation? Do you want to engage with experts exclusively from the automotive and AI industry? Then book your space at the VDI Future of AI in Automotive conference now.
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