November 9, 2023 in Artificial Intelligence

Interview with Wolfgang Wahlster: The Impact of AI

Wolfgang Wahlster is Professor of Computer Science and CEA at the German Research Centre for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI).

About Wolfgang Wahlster

He is one of the leading figures in artificial intelligence (AI) in Europe, is internationally recognised as one of the most respected German scientists in his field and is considered one of the greatest personalities in computer science. As founding director of the German Research Centre for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) and its chairman until 2019, he has developed the DFKI into the world's largest research institution in this field.

Wolfgang Wahlster has been awarded the Federal Cross of Merit 1st Class, an honorary doctorate from Linköping University in Sweden, TU Darmstadt and Maastricht University and will be inducted into the Hall of Fame of German Research in 2023.

Topics of our Interview

In our exclusive interview on the topic of artificial intelligence, Wolfgang Wahlster explains the differences between big data and AI, explains which jobs could be at risk from AI and which are not, and also talks about what limits AI should have for him personally. Regulation and possible forms of regulation are also topics of our discussion.

Wolfgang Wahlster as a Speaker

Not only as an interviewee, but also as a speaker, Wolfgang Wahlster is excellent at taking his research on AI out of the ivory tower. He talks about big data, the Internet of Things and Industry 4.0 in a way that is also understandable for laypeople.