Daniel Walther

Daniel Walther studied German language/literature and history at the Ruprecht-Karls-University Heidelberg and graduated in 2012. He then took up doctoral studies in social and medical history at the Institute for the History of Medicine (Robert Bosch Stiftung) in Stuttgart and at the University Mannheim, where he received his doctorate in the summer of 2017. Since April 2018 he works as a research assistant at the FZI Research Center for Computer Science in the Department of Innovation, Demonstration and Transfer (IDT). Since mid 2019 he is head of the Digital Hub Applied Artificial Intelligence on behalf of the FZI.


Artificial intelligence and added value: use for the common good
“The abstract and controversial concept of artificial intelligence has experienced a renaissance in the past three years, favored by the spread of powerful hardware and the availability of large amounts of data. While "AI" was quietly introduced into private life (think of the range of functions of modern smartphones), representatives of business and industry observe and comment on the possibilities associated with this technology with great interest. It is hoped that the “AI” will increase efficiency and maximize profits. This is certainly true, but not in all areas and at all costs.
In contrast, the discourse about the potential of artificial intelligence to increase non-primarily economic added value has so far been neglected. Where and how can AI be used, for example, to meet current health, ecological and social challenges? The talk is based on these central questions of a critical examination of artificial intelligence, illustrated by practical examples from the network of the Digital Hub Applied Artificial Intelligence Karlsruhe. "