Horst Hahn at AI Expert Discussion at the BMBF

July 11, 2019

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Federal Research Minister Anja Karliczek in conversation with Prof. Dr.-Ing. Horst K. Hahn, Fraunhofer Institute for Digital Medicine MEVIS, Prof. Dr. Manja Marz, Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena, Dr. Philipp Kellmeyer, Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg, at the discussion event “Karliczek. Impulses. How we want to use artificial intelligence.”

MEVIS Institute Director Horst Hahn visits Federal Research Minister Anja Karliczek at the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) for an expert discussion on “AI in Medicine”.

On July 10, 2019, Prof. Horst Hahn, Director of the Fraunhofer MEVIS Institute, kicked off the discussion series “Karliczek. Impulses. How we want to use artificial intelligence.” at the BMBF in Berlin. Together with the Federal Minister of Education and Research, Anja Karliczek MdB, experts from science and practice discussed the topic “Artificial intelligence as assistant doctor: Can AI save human lives?”

Horst Hahn gave a keynote lecture on “Pathfinder to human-computer medicine – what AI can do for healthcare” as an introduction to the topic and entry to the discussion. He also addressed the joint research project PANTHER coordinated by Fraunhofer MEVIS. The project for patient-oriented oncological therapy support, funded by the BMBF since October 2016 for a period of three years, aims to develop an expert system that uses AI methods to provide early and precise decision support for chemotherapy.

The expert group was completed by Prof. Dr. Manja Marz, bioinformatician at the Friedrich Schiller University in Jena, and Dr. Philipp Kellmeyer, neuroscientist at the University Hospital Freiburg. The moderation of the event was led by Carmen Hentschel.