The second Joint Theme Development Workshop (TDW) co-organised by CLAIRE, HumaneAI Net, TAILOR and VISION on “Future Mobility – Value of Data & Trust in AI” took place on the 28th of October 2021 with the aim to develop and identify the most promising and emerging AI topics in the mobility and transportation sector.
At this one-day workshop, experts from academia, industry and politics jointly developed initial input for the European Artificial Intelligence research and innovation roadmap.
The TDW was opened by the Co-Chairs Philipp Slusallek (DFKI) and Jan Alpmann (German Entrepreneurship) on behalf of the Organising Committee (OC), which included further representatives from CLAIRE, DFKI, German Entrepreneurship, TNO, Volkswagen AG, LMU and ZF Group.
The inspiring keynotes were provided by high-level experts from academia and industry:
- Dr.-Ing. Christian Müller, Head of Competence Center Autonomous Driving DFKI Saarbrücken
- Dr. Manuel Götz, Head of AI & Cyber Security Technology Center at ZF Group
- Dr.-Ing. Marc Hilbert, Team Lead VW Data: Lab Munich at Volkswagen AG
These introductory presentations served as a basis for the discussions about the value of data and the aspect of Trustworthiness in the mobility and transportation sector, and provided some interesting examples of application areas.
Fourteen (predominantly EU) countries were represented, with thirty participants indicating that they are affiliated with industry, whilst twenty-one participants indicated that they are affiliated with academia. The participation of major industry representatives, with companies like ZF Group and the Volkswagen Data Lab, is particularly noteworthy and testifies to great interest on the part of industry. Equally important being the participation of those affiliated with the European Commission.
The TDW, therefore, caught the attention of some of the most important actors in the field of Future Mobility. The workshop successfully provided a platform for discussions between representatives from academia, industry and politics: discussions that are key in unlocking the full potential of AI in Europe.