Thursday 07 July 2022

Guest lecture by Dr. Harald Störrle from QAware

Dr. Harald Störrle from QAware will give a talk in the elite program’s special lecture series. The talk will take place in room 1055N.


Have your cake and eat it: How the Magenta Digital Assistant reconciles data-driven AI with privacy protection


The current spate of deep learning infused AI solutions hinge on the availability of large amounts of labelled data - your data. It seems that there is a tough choice between fancy new features and giving up personal data. But there is a way of having both, as we have demonstrated with the "Hallo Magenta" Digital Assistant (Magenta, for short). Magenta is a state-of-the art digital assistant marketed by Deutsche Telekom. Among others, it powers the SmartSpeakers of Deutsche Telekom, Orange, and a couple of industrial applications.

In this talk, I will briefly outline data driven AI and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and show how they may clash. Then, I will show a path to reconcile the two, highlighting also the limits of the approach. I will conclude with an outlook into why digital assistants are the key to digitalization of public services in Germany.

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