Süddeutsche Zeitung: The Machines and Their Way to Superhumanity

Arago is mentioned as an outstanding artificial intelligence (AI) company in one of Germany’s leading newspapers Süddeutsche Zeitung. The appraisal was published in an article on AI’s impact on society and working environments.

Stefan Schaible, CEO Germany and Central Europe of Roland Berger, names Arago as an excellent example for an AI company in Germany. He believes there would still be time left to turn Germany’s AI research into profitable business models and to catch up with the big technology enterprises around the globe. Even though the country would often perform weak at converting research into economic projects, the existence of companies such as Arago assures him not switch into “panic mode”.

Overall, the article argues that AI will substantially change the way humans work. The current focus should be to educate employees to make use of AI, instead of seeing it as a danger. Most scientists agree that a superhuman AI would still be far away and potentially unfeasible. But Jürgen Schmidbauer, AI scientist and co-director of the Swiss Istituto Dalle Molle di Studi sull’Intelligenza Artificiale (IDSIA) warns that the AI-technology could become independent and slight out of control in the long-run.

The article also features, amongst others, quotes by Sabine Bendiek, Managing Director Germany at Microsoft; Markus Noga, Vice President of Machine Learning at SAP and Bill Hoffman, Chief Analytics Officer & Head of CRM at U.S. Bank.

Arago Redaktion 20. November 2017

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