An interdisciplinary jury of AI experts has named 10 future questions for AI research and development to GI, the German Society for Computer Science.

The publication of the 10 Future Questions is part of the project, #KI50: Artificial Intelligence in Germany – yesterday, today, tomorrow, which GI hopes will contribute to demystifying the topic of AI and making it more accessible to the general public.

The #KI50 jury chair, Christine Regitz, Vice President of GI said the future questions have attempted to outline current challenges of AI development in an understandable way. 

“They are intended to encourage people to think about the opportunities and risks of artificial intelligence and also to set new impulses in the public debate. It was important for us to involve both the general public and proven experts from various disciplines in the preparation of the questions.”

In an open participation procedure, interested members of the public, GI members and experts from various disciplines were able to submit their future questions and an explanation online. Subsequently, the #KI50 jury, with a total of 18 experts from different disciplines, selected 10 questions. All questions as well as a short contextualisation can be found at: 

The 10 #KI50 future questions are:

  1. How can we present automated decisions of artificial intelligence in an understandable and comprehensible way for the users?
  2. How can we safely design artificial intelligence systems and exclude critical malfunctions?
  3. How can we prevent the state and the economy from using artificial intelligence to monitor us?
  4. Which decisions may be made automatically by systems with artificial intelligence in the future and which may not? And what are the conditions for this?
  5. How can different forms of machine learning be efficiently combined?
  6. How can we prevent machine-made discrimination?
  7. What new approaches can we develop to make artificial intelligence technologies less resource-intensive?
  8. How can we define uniform quality criteria for Artificial Intelligence and check their compliance?
  9. Who bears the moral and legal responsibility for automated decisions of Artificial Intelligence?
  10. How can we anchor basic knowledge on artificial intelligence more strongly in general and further education?

The #KI50 jury inlcuded:

  • Prof. Dr. Christoph Beierle (FernUniversität Hagen)
  • Prof. Dr. Hannes Federrath (GI President, University of Hamburg)
  • Prof. Dr. Dieter Fellner (Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics Research IGD, TU Darmstadt)
  • Dr. Stefan Heumann (New Responsibility Foundation, KI Enquete of the Bundestag)
  • Lorena Jaume-Palasí (The Ethical Society)
  • Dr. Christian Katzenbach (Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society, Berlin)
  • Prof. Dr. Gabriele Kern-Isberner (TU Dortmund)
  • PD Dr. Matthias Klusch (Speaker of the GI Department “Artificial Intelligence”, DFKI Saarbrücken)
  • Dr. Tina Klüwer (Parlamind, AI Enquete of the Bundestag)
  • Dr. Manuela Lenzen (science journalist, author)
  • Dr. Gabriela Lindemann-von Trzeblatowski (Humboldt University Berlin)
  • Alexander Rabe (eco – Association of the Internet Industry)
  • Christine Regitz (GI Vice President, SAP SE)
  • Peter Schaar (Academy for Freedom of Information and Data Protection (EAID), Berlin)
  • Prof. Dr. Ute Schmid (University of Bamberg)
  • Dr. Diana Serbanescu (Wheat Tree Institute for Networked Society)
  • Prof. Dr. Ingo J. Timm (Speaker of the GI Department “Artificial Intelligence”, University of Trier)
  • Prof. Dr. Debora Weber-Wulff (GI-Fellow, HTW Berlin)