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University of Bayreuth, Press Release No 047/2024 - 23 April 2024

VDE Future Forum at the University of Bayreuth

The VDE (Verband der Elektrotechnik Elektronik Informationstechnik e. V.) Bavaria is organizing its Future Forum 2024 at the University of Bayreuth. The topic is artificial intelligence. Keynote by Bavarian State Minister for Digital Affairs, MdL Dr. Fabian Mehring.

Under the patronage of the Bavarian State Minister for Digital Affairs, MdL Dr. Fabian Mehring, the VDE Future Forum offers various sessions with renowned guests, including Prof. Dagmar Schuller, Deputy Head of KI Bundesverband Bayern and founder of audEERING GmbH, Nils Merkle, Managing Director of IBM Client Innovation Center Germany, and Gregor Schmalzried, freelance journalist and host of "Der KI-Podcast der ARD". The VDE Future Forum offers a platform for discussions with experienced speakers as well as decision-makers from research, science, industry, politics and society. Invited are people who want to network, discuss their own topics or ask questions, seek impulses and suggestions for their studies or professional career. We cordially invite media representatives!

 The program in excerpts:

On Friday 10 May 2024, the VDE Future Forum will begin at 12:30 with a welcome address by Prof. Dr.-Ing. Stephan Tremmel, Dean of the Faculty of Engineering at the University of Bayreuth, Prof. Dr. Susanne Tittlbach, Vice President for Digitalization, Innovation and Sustainability at the University of Bayreuth, Dr. Andreas Zippel, 2nd Mayor of the City of Bayreuth, and Dr. Martin Hieber, Chief Technology and Networks Officer, CTO VDE Group.

At 13:00, Dr. Fabian Mehring, MdL, Bavarian State Minister for Digital Affairs, will give the keynote speech: "How digital does Bavaria think? Artificial intelligence as a challenge and an opportunity."

This will be followed by keynote speeches and panel discussions on "Artificial intelligence in the energy transition: Key to success or a security risk?" (15:00) and "Artificial intelligence in the working world of the future: New work and digitalization as an opportunity and challenge for SMEs and industry" (17:00).

On Saturday, May 11, 2024, the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Bayreuth will present itself at the VDE Future Forum from 9:00 am.

Venue: University of Bayreuth, Building FAN B, 1st floor

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Anja-Maria Meister

PR Spokesperson University of Bayreuth

Phone: +49 (0) 921  55 - 5300
E-mail: anja.meister@uni-bayreuth.de