The Digital Summit 2018 took place in Nuremberg on 3 and 4 December. The special focus was ‘artificial intelligence’ (AI).
The Digital Summit thus addressed an issue which is rapidly attracting more and more attention around the world and has become a mega-issue in the digitisation field. Breakthroughs in the availability of computer capacity and data have resulted in increasingly broad fields of applications for AI technology which cut across sectors of the economy – from the fields of production and Industrie 4.0 to mobility and logistics, health and energy. AI is in the process of becoming a new basic technology of digitisation for the overall economy.
The Federal Government adopted its Artificial Intelligence Strategy on 15 November 2018. The strategy was drawn up under the lead responsibility of the Economic Affairs, Research and Labour Ministries following expert meetings and public consultations. The main theme of the 2018 Digital Summit takes up this process and adds the expertise of the large Digital Summit network. Find out more about the .
The Digital Summit aims to help Germany to take advantage of the great opportunities offered by artificial intelligence whilst correctly assessing the risks and helping to ensure that human beings stay at the heart of a technically and legally secure and ethically responsible use of AI. The Summit’s platforms have taken on this task and presented the results of their work at the summit in December.