DLD Munich 2020
January 18 – 20, 2020 ‧ Alte Kongresshalle Munich
Thank you for joining us at Europe’s leading digital conference!
Here’s a selection of videos, images and related articles.
For live impressions posted on Twitter, please look for the hashtag #DLD20
Fighting Climate Change, Click by Click
Quick Take: Highlights of DLD20
Digital Health: How Brainlab Is Building a “GPS for the Human Body”
Fashion Star About You: Making Online Shopping “Fun and Inspirational”
Green Energy’s New Dawn
Air Taxis: “Our Goal Is To Free the World From Traffic”
Jeremy Rifkin: “The Fossil Fuel Civilization Is Collapsing”
Tristan Harris, Co-founder of the Center for Humane Technology, speaks with Financial Times journalist Rana Foroohar about digital media, democracy and the loss of trust. Fake news can inflict lasting societal damage, Harris argues, especially since platforms like YouTube and Facebook have not been able to effectively fight the spreading of misinformation. “This is a really serious thing that is affecting two billion people and eroding the truth ecology and our trust environment.”
Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Muhammad Yunus calls for companies to show more social responsibility to help overcome poverty and inequality.
Society & Politics
Joy Buolamwini, founder of the Algorithmic Justice League, paints an alarming picture of the racial, gender and class bias present in current AI systems. “Machines are not flawless, they reflect something”, she says. They “are the reflection of those that have the power of technology.”
Space & Mobility
Former astronaut Cady Coleman flew twice in a Space Shuttle and spent 6 months living onboard the International Space Station. At DLD20, Cady spoke about her experiences with investor and space enthusiast Esther Dyson, who underwent training as an astronaut herself and served on NASA’s Advisory Council.
Arts & Media
From smartphones to VR goggles, the combined power of art and technology is rapidly changing the possibilities of both our imagination and reality. This panel brings together Snapchat co-founder Evan Spiegel, artist Alex Israel and Hans Ulrich Obrist, Artistic Director of the Serpentine Galleries in London.
Health & Medicine
Drawing from studies that show the benefits of foods like soy and cooked tomatoes in fighting cancer, William Li, CEO and co-founder of the Angiogenesis Foundation, presents a compelling case for how food impacts our health defenses.
In his keynote address, EU Commissioner Thierry Breton defied the notion that Europe risks losing the race for future technologies. “Europe is not lagging behind”, he insisted, pointing out that the continent owns half of 5G patents and is launching a new initiative in computer programming and smart antennas. However, to guarantee success “we need a clear vision of what we want to do and how we want to behave with our data”, Breton said.
Sustainability & Climate Change
In this riveting talk, bestselling author and economist Jeremy Rifkin calls for a radical transformation of energy production and distribution in order to keep the climate crisis in check. “We need a compelling economic vision for the future and an action-based plan for a fossil-free society by 2040 – not 2050,” Rifkin demands. You can read more in this Q&A with DLD News.
What is the current state of quantum computing in Europe, and how can the continent stay competitive in this key technology? This panel, moderated by Laura Citron, CEO of London & Partners, brought together Ignacio Cirac (Max Planck Insititute of Quantum Optics), Sebastian Luber Infineon Technologies, Ian Walmsley (Imperial College London), Torsten Siebert (Frauenhofer-Gesellschaft) and Wolfgang Hübschle (Invest in Bavaria).