Part 1: Parallel session 2

Autonomous Systems and AI

Parallel session 2: 14:15 – 16:45

Room: Ballroom

 

Session programme

Session programme

Chair: Pernille Feilberg, Head of Communications, Faculty of Natural Sciences, NTNU


14:15
Opening address:
Bjarne Foss, Professor and Pro-Rector for Research, NTNU
AI research and innovation – Trends, dilemmas and opportunities (pdf)

14:30
Keynote:
Cécile Huet, Deputy Head, Unit Robotics and Artificial Intelligence, European Commission
Artificial Intelligence: European Strategy (pdf)

14:50
Egil Eide, Associate Professor, Department of Electronic Systems, NTNU
The Development of an Autonomous Shuttle Ferry in Trondheim (pdf)

15:05
Steven Latré, Associate Professor and Director at the research centre Imec, University of Antwerp
When will my car be driverless?

Peter Hellinckx, Assistant Professor and Head of Department of Electronics-ICE, University of Antwerp

15:25
Ieva Martinkenaite, Vice President, Telenor Group and member of the EU High-Level Expert Group on AI
How to ensure AI uptake and acceleration in business? Key challenges and opportunities for Europe (pdf)

15:45
Siri Granum Carson, Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies, NTNU
AI for a better world? Ethics and responsible development of new technology (pdf)

16:00
Panel discussion

Moderator: Geir Egil Dahle Øien, Professor and Dean, Faculty of Information Technology and Electrical Engineering, NTNU

Panel:

Cécile Huet, Deputy Head, Unit Robotics and Artificial Intelligence, European Commission

Bjarne Foss, Professor and Pro-Rector for Research, NTNU

Steven Latré, Associate Professor and Director at the research centre Imec, University of Antwerp

Ieva Martinkenaite, Vice President, Telenor Group and member of the EU High-Level Expert Group on AI

Siri Granum Carson, Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy and Religious Studies, NTNU

16:35
Closing remarks
Torbjørn Svendsen, Professor and Director, NTNU Digital


16:45 Refreshments and transfer to plenary session (Ballroom)


About our Keynotes and Contributors

Conference Programme

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About the session

About the session

Digital technology is transforming businesses, marketplaces, governments and society in general. Autonomous systems, such as self-driving cars and vessels, autonomous drones – flying, submerged and on land – are one of the technologies likely to have a major impact on our future.

The rapid evolution of artificial intelligence (AI) is one of the major factors that propel the development of this field.

In this sesion, we will explore the future prospects of this area and ask questions like: Which promises does the technological development envision? What are the possible impacts on society? What about ethics?