International Conference: AI Automotive as Key for Autonomous Driving

28.11. to 29.11.2017 in Munich

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Three buzzwords are changing the entire automotive industry rapidly:
AI, autonomous cars and intelligent personal cloud services. Autonomous driving became possible by recent breakthroughs in Artificial Intelligence technologies in the car and furthermore in the data-backend.

New technologies such as Deep Learning, advanced digital assistants and the swarm intelligence of a dynamic electronic horizon are evolving together with new business models for mobility.

This international conference aims to bring together key player of the automotive and semiconductor industry in order to create an insight into the outstanding development of AI in automotive and to provide an outlook of what is going to happen next.

Be part of that happening and register now!

Do not miss the first European conference about Artificial Intelligence Automotive.

More Information about AI Automotive

Audi and Johannes-Kepler-University of Linz to establish center for Artificial Intelligence

Advisory Board

Dr. Joachim Becker
Süddeutsche Zeitung

Dr. Peter Steiner
Managing Director, Audi Electronics Venture GmbH


NOVOTEL München Messe
Willy-Brandt-Platz 1
81829 Munich


Conference Agenda

Tuesday, 28 November 2017


Welcome and opening of the conference by
Dr. Joachim Becker, Süddeutsche Zeitung (MC)


Artificial Intelligence as a Door Opener Towards Automotive Industry 7.0
Prof. Frank Kirchner, Director, DFKI GmbH – Robotics Innovation Center


AI – Driving the Future of Mobility
Dr. Reinhard Stolle, Vice President Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, BMW Group


Opportunities and Requirements for the Application of Artificial Intelligence in the Automotive Industry
Andreas Reich, Head of Electronics Pre-Development, Audi Electronics Venture GmbH


Coffee break – networking


New Business Models Driven by Cognitive Technology
Dirk Wollschläger, General Manager Global Automotive, Aerospace & Defense Industry, IBM


Network Capabilities for AI Features in Connected and Automated Driving
Prof. Johannes Springer, Principal 5G@Automotive Program, Deutsche Telekom / T-Systems International

Real-Time-Computing of Big Data with AI


Deep Learning Revolutionizes Autonomous Driving
Prof. Sepp Hochreiter, Institute of Bioinformatics, Johannes Kepler University Linz


Joint lunch break with networking opportunities


The Interplay between AI and Computing Requirements for Autonomous Driving
Prof. Amnon Shashua, Co-Founder, CTO and Chairman, Mobileye


The Interaction of Edge and Cloud Computing to Enhance Driver Experience and Product Development
Dr. Ramin Assadollahi, CEO, ExB Labs GmbH


Artificial Intelligence @ Amazon
Dr. Ralf Herbrich, Director Machine Learning Science, Amazon


Q&A with speakers


Coffee break – networking

Environment Model and Path Planning


Integrating the Physical and Virtual World through Artificial Intelligence
Christof Hellmis, Vice President Strategic Program, HERE


Learned Path Planning and Vehicle Control
Dr. Urs Müller, Chief Architect Autonomous Driving, NVIDIA Corporation


End of first conference day


Dinner Speech:
Limits of Artificial Intelligence
Prof. Julian Nida-Rümelin, Professor for Philosophy and Political Theory and Former State Minister for Culture and the Media, University of Munich

Conference Agenda

Wednesday, 29 November 2017


Welcome and opening of the second conference day
Dr. Joachim Becker

Deep Learning in the Car


Getting Closer to Human Image Understanding
Dr. Uwe Franke, Head of Image Understanding, Daimler AG


Artificial Intelligence in Automated Vehicles – Application and System Impacts
Dr. Michael Fausten, Vice President Vehicle Systems Engineering, Robert Bosch GmbH


Coffee break – networking


Self-learning Software for Predictive Systems in Autonomous Driving
Dr. Sorin Grigorescu, Team Manager Navigation Department, Elektrobit Automotive


Machine Learning for Ultimately Personalized Driving Experience
Nick Black, Co-Founder and President, CloudMade


Round-up morning session


Joint lunch break – networking

Chatbots and Digital Assistants


Intelligent Customer-Orientation – The Use of Cognitive Assistants at Mercedes-Benz
Sabine Scheunert, Head of Digital & IT, Marketing & Sales, Passenger Cars, Daimler AG


Understanding the Chatbot Ecosystem
Moritz Strube, CTO, botconnect GmbH i.G.


Modern Chatbots for your Service Desk
Michael Kuschke, Senior IT Architect, Materna GmbH – Information & Communications


Coffee break – Networking

Prerequisites of Autonomous Systems


Dawn of the Machine Age? How AI will Change the Automotive Industry
Axel Schmidt, EALA Automotive Lead, Accenture


Artificial Intelligence in Automotive Production
Thomas Thiele, Head of Research Group at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Cybernetics Lab IMA/ZLW & IFU, RWTH Aachen University


Buddy or Beast? Psychological Factors that Drive Human Acceptance of RoboCars
Dr. Martina Mara, Key Researcher for RoboPsychology, Ars Electronica Futurelab (Austria)


Final discussion– End of Conference


Dr. Ramin Assadollahi



Nick Black

Co-Founder & President


Dr. Michael Fausten

Vice President Vehicle Systems Engineering


Dr. Uwe Franke

Head of Image Understanding


Dr. Sorin Grigorescu

Team Manager Navigation Department


Christof Hellmis

Vice President Strategic Program Management


Dr. Ralf Herbrich

Director Machine Learning Science


Prof. Sepp Hochreiter

Institute of Bioinformatics


Prof. Frank Kirchner



Michael Kuschke

Senior IT Architect


Dr. Martina Mara

Key Researcher for RoboPsychology


Dr. Urs Müller

Chief Architect Autonomous Driving


Dinner Speech: Limits of Artificial Intelligence

Prof. Dr. Julian Nida-Rümelin

Professor for Philosophy and Political Theory and Former State Minister for Culture and the Media


Andreas Reich

Head of Electronics Pre-Development


Sabine Scheunert

Head of Digital & IT, Marketing & Sales, Passenger Cars


Axel Schmidt

Managing Director and EALA Practice Lead


Prof. Amnon Shashua

Co-Founder, CTO and Chairman



Prof. Johannes Springer

Principal 5G@Automotive Program


Dr. Reinhard Stolle

Vice President Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning


Moritz Strube



Thomas Thiele

Head of Research Group at the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Cybernetics Lab IMA/ZLW & IFU


Dirk Wollschläger

General Manager Global Automotive, Aerospace & Defense Industry


Exhibition and Sponsoring

Take the opportunity to present your company to the professional audience – your target group – without loss through dispersion. The pleasant and personal atmosphere at the event offers optimum conditions for contact with the attendees.

Take part and raise awareness of your company through your direct presence at an exhibition booth! Distinguish yourself from your competition and surprise your future customers with an individual presentation idea.

Your questions about sponsoring & trade exhibition will gladly be answered by:

Nicolai von Gratkowski
Tel.: +49 8191 125-123
Fax: +49 8191 125-97123


Conference Date:

Tuesday, 28 and Wednesday, 29 November 2017


NOVOTEL München Messe
Willy-Brandt-Platz 1
81829 Munich

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Registration Fee:

International Conference AI Automotive on 28 and 29 November 2017: 1,795 € (plus VAT)
Early bird registration fee prior to 14 July 2017: 1,695 € (plus VAT)

Team-Discount: register three or more colleagues and receive substantial discounts
(please contact us for more details)

The following services are included in the registration fee:

  • Participation in the conference
  • Conference documents (digital)
  • Lunch on both days at the event
  • Dinner on 28 November 2017
  • Refreshments during the breaks
  • Visits to the conference exhibition


Please register by entering your details at our Online Registration Form.

On receipt of your registration we will send you a confirmation note and an invoice, which should be settled by the beginning of the conference.


Unless another participant is designated, cancellation after 14 November 2017 (date of receipt of the cancellation notice) and no-shows will result in forfeiture of the entire participation fee. Cancellations made before 20 February 2015 will be subject to a processing fee of 150 €. Please note that all registrations and cancellations must be provided in writing.

The organizer reserves the right to change, postpone, relocate or cancel the entire event or parts thereof at short notice.

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Your personal details will be processed by SV Veranstaltungen GmbH for the purpose of customer care (e.g. confirmation of registration). Furthermore, we use your data for our internal market research. Additionally, you will be informed occasionally by SV Veranstaltungen GmbH and about similar own offers or services (e.g. same or similar events) by e-mail. You may object to the use of your data at any time in writing to Süddeutscher Verlag Veranstaltungen GmbH, Justus-von-Liebig-Straße 1, D-86899 Landsberg or by e-mail to Süddeutscher Verlag Veranstaltungen GmbH will not sell on your data to third parties for their advertising purposes. Please also take note of our General Terms of Business. .


Süddeutscher Verlag Veranstaltungen GmbH
Justus-von-Liebig-Str. 1
86899 Landsberg am Lech


Head of Automotive Business Unit

Ingo Martin

Organisation and Registration

Tim Wellmann
Phone: +49 8191 125-120
Fax: +49 8191 125-97120

Sponsoring & Fachausstellung

Nicolai von Gratkowski
Tel.: +49 8191 125-123
Fax: +49 8191 125-97123