Prof. Dr Georg Rehm is principal researcher in the Speech and Language Technology Lab at the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) and adjunct professor at Humboldt University of Berlin. Georg currently coordinates the Language Data Space (LDS) project, co-coordinates the European Language Equality (ELE and ELE2) project and is involved as principal investigator in many more. In 2018, he was appointed DFKI research fellow for outstanding scientific achievements and special accomplishments in technology transfer.
Since 2013, he has headed the German/Austrian Chapter of the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) in Berlin. Georg is also a member of the DIN Presidential Committee FOCUS.ICT which addresses ICT and standardisation matters, and in 2021/2022 was secretary of the European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics (EACL).
Georg holds an MA in computational linguistics and artificial intelligence, linguistics and computer science. After completing his PhD in computational linguistics, he worked at the University of Tübingen leading projects on the sustainability of language resources and technologies. He joined DFKI in early 2010 after being part of an award-winning internet start-up. Georg has authored, co-authored or edited more than 250 research publications.
The German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) was founded in 1988 as a non-profit public-private partnership. It has research facilities in Kaiserslautern, Saarbrücken and Bremen, Niedersachsen, laboratories in Berlin and Darmstadt, and branch offices in Lübeck and Trier. In the field of innovative commercial software technology using Artificial Intelligence, DFKI is the leading research center in Germany. Based on application oriented basic research, DFKI develops product functions, prototypes and patentable solutions in the field of information and communication technology. Research and development projects are conducted in 28 research departments, nine competence centers and eight living labs. Funding is received from government agencies like the European Union, the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action (BMWK), the German Federal States and the German Research Foundation (DFG), as well as from cooperation with industrial partners. Twice a year, a committee of internationally renowned experts (Scientific Advisory Board) audits the progress and results of state-funded projects. Apart from the state governments of Rhineland-Palatinate, Saarland and Bremen, numerous renowned German and international high-tech companies from a wide range of industrial sectors are represented on the DFKI supervisory board. The DFKI model of a non-profit public-private partnership (ppp) is nationally and internationally considered a blueprint for corporate structure in the field of top-level research. DFKI is actively involved in numerous organizations representing and continuously advancing Germany as an excellent location for cutting-edge research and technology. Far beyond the country's borders DFKI enjoys an excellent reputation for its academic training of young scientists. At present, approx. 930 highly qualified researchers, administrators and 630 graduate students from more than 76 countries are contributing to more than 560 DFKI research projects. Over the years, more than 160 staff members have been appointed professors at universities in Germany and abroad.
Adriana Groh is a co-founder of the Sovereign Tech Fund, a new programme with the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Climate Action set up to invest in open digital infrastructures. Previously, she developed a project on digital sovereignty, participation and data commons at The New Institute in Hamburg, and was director of the Prototype Fund, an innovation fund of the Open Knowledge Foundation and the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research.
Her interest lies in applying democratic principles to the field of innovation and digitalisation, which led her to co-initiate several tech projects, such as a chat app for the 2017 and 2021 federal elections in Germany and the #WeVsVirus Hackathon 2020 which saw close to 30 000 participants involved.
The Sovereign Tech Fund supports the development, improvement and maintenance of open digital infrastructure. Our goal is to sustainably strengthen the open source ecosystem. We focus on security, resilience, technological diversity, and the people behind the code.
Better known as Brusselsgeek, Jennifer Baker has been a journalist in print, radio and television for more than 20 years, the last 10 or so specialising in EU policy and live event presentation.
Regularly listed as one of the top influencers in the EU bubble, Jennifer was named #1 Tech Influencer 2019 by ZN, and listed by Politico as one of the #1 Tech Influencer 2019 by ZN, and listed by Politico as one of the Top 20 Women Shaping Brussels in 2017. Onalytica ranked her as one of the world's Top 100 Influencers on Data Security 2016.
She regularly features as an EU expert on BBC radio, Euronews, Sky News and other media, and hosts Brussels’ must-watch weekly round-up show TOTW for Euractiv. From editing a national daily paper in Malta to reporting on European affairs for Middle Eastern television, she has worked across a wide range of media and written for some of the biggest names in publishing. Jennifer has a wealth of experience in navigating the political quagmire of the EU and is skilled in translating EU policy-speak into understandable English.
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