artificial intelligence

In science fiction films from Hollywood, artificial intelligence (AI) has been a reliable success at the box office for decades: Robots - whether as faithful companions on adventure journeys such as R2D2 or villains who want to seize world domination. But what about reality? Five-star speaker, Dr. Boris Nikolai Konrad, knows the answer to this question. The computer scientist and brain researcher knows how far artificial intelligence (AI) has been developed and researched so far. Moreover, he poses the provocative question: Are we smarter than the robots that are constantly learning?

In his stirring lecture, the keynote speaker shows what role artificial intelligence already plays in our everyday lives, but always stays with us. Where does the human being stand? What about our intelligence? How does our brain function? And how does technology affect our thinking?

Many inventions of today will change our lives in the near future - the playlist, which suggests suitable songs, was only the beginning. Smart homes that control lamps and roller shutters have long since become reality, and even self-propelled cars that learn by themselves will reach the mass market in just a few years, according to Konrad. However, do you also know the progress that AI is already making in medicine today? How good are chatbots and robots in customer communication?

Artificial intelligence is hardly defined today. For some, it's Siri and Alexa; for others, it's machine learning and far too often it's just synonymous with new - even if no intelligent technology is used," explains the brain researcher. "But only few people really know what artificial intelligence can do better than we do, nor do they know where its limits lie. We are far away from an AI that replaces us humans on a broad scale."

There have long been computer programs that are more intelligent than humans, but only in certain areas, Dr. Boris Nikolai Konrad knows: "But we humans too can become more intelligent! We must learn from AI and also use the latest findings from brain research. Whether we are prepared to do this will determine whether we will continue to control the computers in the future, or they control us.

Should we be afraid of AI? Dr. Konrad clearly mentions the dangers of the new technologies, which, however, depend on the way we humans use them. Of course, this is also where the great potential of artificial intelligence lies. In his lecture, Boris Nikolai Konrad will show how we benefit from AI while keeping people at the centre of our attention. Those who have listened to this lecture will see more clearly, know about risks and opportunities, while looking to the future more calmly.

Dr. Boris Nikolai Konrad is convinced: "The future is good! If we use the best AI and at the same time remain willing to learn from it ourselves".


  • Hype or reality: What is AI really capable of?

  • Chance or risk: What will AI change?


    Future Brain: How does technology change our thinking?


    Machine Learning: How do we get human thinking into the computer?


    Be ready to learn: AI will not replace us, but we must be willing to learn!

Length: Recommended for lectures of 30 to 75 minutes.


On request, a keynote by Boris can we followed by a subsequent panel discussion or question and answer session. It is also possible to book it in connection with an event moderation by Boris. This speech is most suitable for the classic keynote, but also as a TED-style talk.

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