07. Februar 2020
Prof. Dr. Katharina Morik gave a keynote speech on the state of the cooperation between Germany and France in the field of Machine Learning (ML) in Strasbourg. She spoke at the third meeting of the German-French working group “Disruptive Innovations and Artificial Intelligence” (AG DIKI) in the European Parliament.
Prof. Dr. Katharina Morik called for long-term investment guarantees for ML competence centres during a keynote speech in Strasbourg. As a pioneer of Machine Learning, Katharina Morik emphasized the role that her cooperation with Yves Kodratoff from the Université Paris-Sud had played in the early years of the field. “Cooperation with France has built the European community of researchers in Machine Learning since 1986. The resulting ECML PKDD conference now covers all European countries and had 800 participants last year.”
At a first meeting of the French and German centres for AI and Machine Learning, organized by Katharina Morik and Bertrand Braunschweig last year, the thematic priorities of the centers were presented. A further meeting will take place this year to further the networking of German and French research. “What we are still lacking is the consolidation of the competence centres in Germany in order to enable long-term perspectives,” said Professor Morik.
Professor Morik was invited to the European Parliament in her function as the coordinator of the competence centres at the federal level. The working group “Disruptive Innovations and Artificial Intelligence” (AG DIKI) emerged from the Franco-German Parliamentary Assembly (DFPV) in 2019. It is composed of eight members each of the German Bundestag and the Assemblée Nationale.