AI – wishes or last resort? Presented by Aljoscha Burchardt

Event Dates:

3:00 pm Wednesday 12th Jul 2023

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Aljoscha Burchardt

Dr. phil.

Principal Researcher, Research Fellow, and Deputy Site Director of the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz, DFKI GmbH) in Berlin. He is an expert in Language Technology and Artificial Intelligence. Burchardt is co-developer of the MQM framework for measuring translation quality and co-editor of the book “IT für Soziale Inklusion” (“IT for social inclusion”). He has a background in semantic Language Technology. After his PhD in Computational Linguistics at Saarland University he coordinated the Center of Research Excellence “E-Learning 2.0” at Technische Universität Darmstadt. Burchardt is Senior Research Fellow of the Weizenbaum Institute for the Networked Society and Deputy Chairman of the learned society, “Berlin Scientific Society (Berliner Wissenschaftliche Gesellschaft, BWG)”. He was also a member of the Enquete-commission on Artificial Intelligence of the German Parliament.


  • How do AI systems work as compared to humans?
  • Why and how are AI systems designed/trained for a specific purpose?
  • What is so special about ethical AI?
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Theodor Billroth (1829-1894)