More than 2,000 visitors from 40 countries, as well as software developers and IT decision makers, attended the “WeAreDevelopers AI Congress”. The congress, which took place according to the motto “People. Code. AI”, placed particular emphasis on the issues of machine learning, deep learning, data science, robotics, natural language processing and human interaction. Today many applications used in daily life, such as image recognition and recommendation systems, incorporate sophisticated AI-supported components. The founders of WeAreDevelopers, who organized the congress with the support of Microsoft, are convinced that AI will comprise an IT field showing three-digit growth in the months and years ahead.
Experts agreed that there should be a greater emphasis on the issues of ethics and trust. Tim O’Brien, General Manager AI Programs at Microsoft, and Moshe Vardi, Professor in Computational Engineering at Rice University, underlined the fact that the time has now come to build confidence in dealing with AI-based applications.