Technical Keynote Lecture
Prof. Lars Nolle (JADE University of Applied Sciences, Germany)
Artificial Intelligence: Evil – or Just Not Happening?
Nowadays, the term Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a part of modern pop culture and is featured in many fiction books or films. This led to a certain perception of AI in the general public. Based on that perception, even well respected scientists from non-AI backgrounds, like Stephen Hawking, have recently warned that AI poses a threat to our very existence. However, there is a huge gap between AI as perceived by the general public and what is actually happening in the AI community. In this talk we shall look at the different interpretations of the term AI before discussing potential dangers and threats presented by it.
Lars Nolle is Professor of Applied Computing and Associate Dean of Research and Development at the Department of Engineering Sciences at Jade University of Applied Sciences in Wilhelmshaven, Germany. He graduated from the University of Applied Science and Arts in Hanover, Germany, with a degree in Computer Science and Electronics. He also obtained a Postgraduate Diploma in Software and Systems Security and an MSc in Software Engineering from the University of Oxford and an MSc in Computing and a PhD in Computational Intelligence from the Open University. Lars, who is a Chartered Engineer, worked in the software industry before holding academic positions at the Open University and Nottingham Trent University. His main research interests are computational optimisation methods for real-world scientific and engineering applications and has numerous peer-reviewed publications in this area.