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Announcement – GCC 2019
 
AIQ – CANADA'S AND GERMANY'S
ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE QUOTIENT

Building Synapses of Transatlantic AI Cooperation



PART 1
21 February 2019
McCarthy Tétrault
Embassy of Canada
in Montréal in Berlin

PART 2
November 2019

Embassy of Canada
in Toronto in Berlin


Join the GCC 2019 LinkedIn group "AIQ – Canada's and Germany's Artificial Intelligence Quotient", share your vision on the future AI in Canada and Germany and influence the program of the two upcoming GCC events in 2019 through your contributions to the discussion.
 
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Program Overview
 
Schedule
 

PART 1
21 February 2019
Montréal Berlin
Field Trip

Smart Data Forum

Smart Data Forum

Morning
Transfer
to the Embassy of Canada
Afternoon
Networking Lunch
at the Embassy of Canada
Morning
Transatlantic Symposium
(connected by video-link)
McCarthy Tétrault

McCarthy Tétrault

Embassy of Canada

Embassy of Canada to Germany

Afternoon
Networking Lunch
at McCarthy Tétrault
Transfer
to Networking Reception
Evening
Transfer
to Field Trip location
Networking Reception

Permanent Representation of the State of Bremen

Freie Hansestadt Bremen


Aviaspace
Field Trip

IVADO Labs

IVADO Labs
Transfer
to Networking Reception
Evening
Networking Reception

Aviseo Conseil

Aviseo Conseil


Jointly supported by:

Consulate General Montreal

State of Bavaria Montreal Office
State of Bavaria Montreal Office

 
 
 
 
 
Conference Theme
 
Concept Note 2019
 


The GCC 2019 Part 1will investigate the readiness of Germany's and Canada's industry and research infrastructure for more Artificial Intelligence and their approaches to implement AI into core industrial and societal processes. We will compare initiatives paving the way to increase the "Artificial Intelligence Quotient", AIQ, of the two countries and we will look into economic opportunities for business applications related to AI. The GCC will contrast visions with concerns, technological state of the art with policies; the GCC will showcase existing cooperation between Canada and Germany and will help identifying potential for future transatlantic collaboration. The GCC will kick-off with the following focus:

AI Landscape in Canada and Germany – A comparison of the two eco-systems in Canada and Germany including an overview of the key players and major trendsetters in the field / Highlight of recent initiatives, existing infrastructure for research and innovation, governmental and private investment, regulatory and ethical aspects. Central elements of the discussion will include:
  • Canada^'s AI supercluster initiative for AI in supply chains and the provincial and federal commitments for advancing Canada AI competence
  • Germany's public private partnership DFKI (German Research Centre for AI) as a platform to transfer AI research into industry
  • Montréal's leading role in promoting an ethically responsible development of AI
  • Comparison of Canada and Germany with other aspiring nations to lead the AI movement


Certification of AI: Standards for Collaboration in Intelligent Mobility – At the example of intelligent mobility, we will discuss the aspect of Artificial Intelligence applications in (safety) critical environments. The discussion will address the need to find standardization and certifications methods to verify the safe behavior of complex systems relying on artificial intelligence which per se is not deterministic. Central aspects will be:
  • Approaches to introduce certification methods in Germany and Canada
  • Challenges imposed by regulations for development and testing of autonomous vehicles
  • Cybersecurity and safety aspects
  • Standardization as enabler for economic exploitation of AI solution and transatlantic cooperation

 
Program Contributions
 
DFKI
 
McCarthy Tetrault
 
Smart Data Forum
 
IVADO
 
NEXT AI
 
CRIAQ
 
Ministere de l'Economie et de l'Innovation, Quebec
 
IVADO Labs
 
Applied AI
 
Neurocat
 
Franhofer HHI
 
DIN
 
Ministry of Economic Affairs, Labour and Ports
 
TUeV Sued
 
BlackBerry
 
BMW
 
PMG
 
SCALE AI
 
 
 
 
 
Speakers and Panelists
 
  • Daniel Abbou
    Government Relations and Public Affairs Bundesverband
    Künstliche Intelligenz e.V.

  • Dr. Ashkan Amiri
    Distinguished Architect, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence
    BlackBerry

  • Hélène Desmarais
    Founder and Executive Chairman
    IVADO Labs

  • Marie-Josée Blais
    Assistant Deputy Minister, Science and Innovation Sector
    Ministère de l'Économie et de l'Innovation (MÉI), Government of Québec

  • Matthias Eicher
    Senior Expert Functional Safety for Autonomous Driving & AI
    TÜV Süd

  • Dr. Azadeh Ghahghaie
    Head of International Affairs – Smart Data Forum
    DFKI – German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence

  • Stephan Hinze
    Managing Director
    Neurocat

  • Jogral Jean
    Venture Manager
    NextAI

  • Dr. Monique Kuglitsch
    Innovation Manager
    Fraunhofer Institute for Telecommunications, Heinrich Hertz Institute

  • Etienne Leclerc-Jolette
    Project and Development Manager
    CRIAQ – Consortium for Research and Innovation in Aerospace in Québec

  • Dr. Andreas Liebl
    Managing Director
    UnternehmerTUM / appliedAI

  • Joachim Lonien
    Business Development
    DIN – â German Institute for Standardization

  • Charles Morgan
    Partner – Technology
    McCarthy Tétrault

  • Dr. Christian Müller
    Head of Competence Center Autonomous Driving
    DFKI – German Research Centre for Artificial Intelligence

  • Franck N'Diaye Bonny
    Vice President Strategic Development
    PMG Technologies

  • Antje Nestler
    Project Manager
    Fraunhofer Institute for Telecommunications, Heinrich Hertz Institute

  • Prof. Dr. Gilles Savard
    CEO, Founder
    IVADO / SCALE AI

  • Ekkehart Siering
    Deputy Minister of Economic Affairs and Labour
    Ministry of Economic Affairs, Labour and Ports, Bremen

  • Dr. Sirko Straube
    Deputy Director, Robotics Innovation Center Bremen
    DFKI – German Research Centre for Artificial Intelligence

  • Dr. Denise Vandeweijer
    Head of AI Technology Team
    BMW Group

 
Premium Sponsors
 
 
 
McCarthy Tetrault
 
 
 
Embassy of Canada to Germany
 
 
 
Cooperating Partner
 
 
 
Ministere de l'Economie et de l'Innovation, Quebec
 
 
 
 
 
Partners, Session Hosts
 
 
 
McCarthy Tetrault
 
 
 
Embassy of Canada to Germany
 
 
 
Smart Data Forum
 
 
 
IVADO Labs
 
 
 
Ministry of Economic Affairs, Labour and Ports
 
 
 
Aviaspace
 
 
 
Consulate General Montreal
 
 
 
State of Bavaria Montreal Office
 
 
 
Aviseo Conseil
 
 
 
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