Will Machines Think?
Conversational AI is one of the hot trends in the field of artificial intelligence – especially in the field of search where AI chatbots deliver search results in a conversational style. But can an AI really know all the answers? Or is it just pretending? And what comes next: machines that develop a general understanding of the world, perhaps?
As Editor-in-Chief of ZEIT Online, Jochen Wegner heads the editorial team of one of Germany's most successful news websites. Prior to joining ZEIT Online, Jochen spent five years as Editor-in-Chief at focus.de, which he developed into one of the largest and fastest growing digital news outlets in Germany.
Richard Socher is the founder and CEO of You.com, an AI-powered search engine built around user preferences while respecting their privacy. Socher holds a PhD in computer science and previously served as the Chief Scientist and EVP at Salesforce.