Keynote lecture 7 – When Trust Meets Tech: Who has to be how flexible to make trustworthy AI happen?

Lecturer: Tarek R. Besold
Fields: Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning

AI & Robotics


Trust and technology don’t always go hand in hand–be it because of scepticism when technological advances change familiar structures of everyday life, or because of actual (ab)uses of technology that infringe upon the rights of individuals or of society as a whole. With the widespread adoption of (currently mostly ML-driven) AI solutions in different domains of professional and private life, the concept of “trustworthy AI” has gained quite some popularity with general audiences, as well as with regulators, system producers/developers, and researchers.

In this talk we will have a look at some of the key questions relating to “trustworthy AI”, such as:
(1) Why is trust (or the lack thereof) an actual issue in the context of AI (and especially ML) systems?
(2) What are the corresponding theoretical and/or practical challenges?
(3) What are some regulatory tools and processes that can be deployed to govern AI and assure trustworthiness (to some degree)?
(4) What does all of this mean for the AI ecosystem and the different market participants?


Dr. Tarek R. Besold
Dr. Tarek R. Besold

Dr. Tarek R. Besold is Head of Strategic AI at DEKRA DIGITAL. Before taking up his role in the management team of the DEKRA AI Hub, which was founded in 2020, he held various positions as CTO at a Berlin deep-tech start-up, as Chief Science Officer of Telefonica’s Digital Health Moonshot in Barcelona, and as Lecturer/Assistant Professor in Data Science at City, University of London. Tarek completed his PhD in 2014 at the Institute for Cognitive Science in Osnabrück on topics at the interface between cognition and AI. He is chairman of the DIN standardization committee for Artificial Intelligence (NA 043-01-42 AA) and a member of the AI expert advisory board of Microsoft Germany.

Affiliation: DEKRA DIGITAL