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Artificial intelligence is increasingly shaping our daily lives. From digital assistants on cell phones to complex systems in mobility or industrial production - it is impossible to imagine life without this key technology.

The Bavarian State Minister of Science, Markus Blume, the Minister for Digital Affairs, Judith Gerlach, and the Minister of Economic Affairs, Hubert Aiwanger, are pleased to invite you to experience the latest trends and the outstanding potential of AI at first hand at AI.BAY 2023 - Bavarian International Conference on AI. Together with leading representatives of the Bavarian AI Network and prestigious guests from abroad, the future of AI will be put into perspective and international developments will be presented. AI.BAY 2023 will also provide a new forum for the entire Bavarian AI community and international AI experts.

The conference will take place on 23rd and 24th February 2023, at the Deutsches Museum in Munich. The list of participants promises exciting presentations and discussions on the podium as well as interesting talks alongside the event!

AI.BAY 2023 will be a hybrid event. You have the choice between attending the event in person at the Deutsches Museum or participating online via our event platform.

ai.bay 2023 - Bavarian International Conference on AI

23/24 February 2023 - Deutsches Museum, Munich, Germany

"Artificial intelligence is one of the future technologies of our time. Innovative strength in this area secures the prosperity and jobs of tomorrow. With the Hightech Agenda Bavaria and the Hightech Agenda Plus, the Free State is therefore investing a total of around 3.5 billion euros in a technology campaign that is unique in Germany. The AI Congress focuses on the topic of artificial intelligence and offers international experts from science, business and society a unique forum for exchange and networking."

Foto Dr. Markus Söder

Dr. Markus Söder Bavarian Prime-Minister

"Artificial intelligence can become a gamechanger in many areas - from the fight against climate change to research into cancer therapies. Bavaria, with its outstanding scientific excellence, its countless talents and its innovative companies, offers the best conditions for this. We want to position the Free State here as a top location for artificial intelligence in the long term as well."

Judith Gerlach

Judith Gerlach Bavarian State Minister for Digital Affairs

"AI.BAY 2023 will be what BAUMA is for the construction industry: the largest international showcase for excellence and progress in the field of artificial intelligence."

Markus Blume

Markus Blume Bavarian State Minister of Science and the Arts

"Artificial intelligence is now a key competence for almost every industry - from the automotive industry to mechanical engineering to trade. The expansion of applied AI research is therefore a central element of our Bavarian innovation policy. In this way, we are strengthening the AI network in the Free State and ensuring that Bavarian companies have access to the latest scientific findings from the broad research field on AI."

Hubert Aiwanger

Hubert Aiwanger Bavarian State Minister of Economic Affairs, Regional Development and Energy

AI.BAY 2023, the Bavarian AI Conference, is split into two parts:

  • The first day, organized in form of a colourful and diverse single-session congress, is dedicated to present and discuss the broad spectrum of AI. It covers a wide range of topics including new trends in research, AI use cases in real life and ethical implications of this key technology. The program of the first day is comprehensible not only for AI experts, but for the AI-interested public.                                                                                                                       
  • The second day comprises the main scientific symposium. Leading AI researchers present their latest findings and invite you to discuss new scientific trends and applications in more depth. On this second day, the conference will be divided into three parallel sessions to allow a deeper dive into the following areas: AI and Life – Robotics, Engineering and Mobility – AI and Data Science.

On both days there will be an AI exhibition and endless networking opportunities.

Please note that the program is preliminary. Additions and changes are reserved.


on site
Petra Bindl, Host
Welcome Note
Prof. Dr. rer. nat. Wolfgang M. Heckl, Director-General Deutsches Museum Munich
Opening Address
Dr. Markus Söder, Bavarian Minister-President
Marc Raibert, Executive Director, Boston Dynamics AI Institute
Panel Discussion
Dr. Markus Söder, Bavarian Minister-President
Prof. Dr.-Ing. Sami Haddadin, Director of the Munich Institute of Robotics and Machine Intelligence, Chair of Robotics and Systems Intelligence, Technical University Munich
Panel Discussion
Markus Blume, Bavarian State Minister of Science and the Arts
Judith Gerlach, Bavarian State Minister for Digital Affairs
Hubert Aiwanger, Bavarian State Minister of Economic Affairs, Regional Development and Energy
Prof. Dr. Dr. Fabian J. Theis, Director of the Institute for Computational Biology, Helmholtz Munich, Chair of Mathematical Modeling of Biological Systems, Technical University Munich
Thomas Hahn, Chief Expert Software, Siemens
Lunch Break
Session 1: Impacts on Society and Solutions for Environmental Challenges through AI
Dr. Johann Neidl, Head of Unit Digitalization, HORSCH Maschinen GmbH
Prof. Dietmar Harhoff, Ph.D, Director at the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition, Munich
CDTM-Students , Center for Digital Technology and Management
Session 2: AI and Us: How is AI changing our Life?
Prof. Dr. Elisabeth André, Chair for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence, University of Augsburg
Dr. Anna Bauer-Mehren, Head Data Science, Roche Innovation Center Munich
Prof. Dr. Thomas Seidl, Director Munich Center for Machine Learning (MCML), Chair of Database Systems and Data Mining, Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich
Coffee Break
Session 3: AI for Business
Dr. Norbert Gaus, Executive VP, Research and Predevelopment at Siemens Technology, and Vice Chairman of the SHS Supervisory Board
Dr. Felix Reinshagen, Co-Founder and CEO, NavVis
Prof. Dr. Daniela Rus, Director of the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Prof. Dr. Alexander Smola, Vice President and Distinguished Scientist for Machine Learning, Amazon Web Services
Reception by the Bavarian State Government
Keynote in Plenary
Track 1: AI and Data Science
Prof. Dr. Max Welling, Research Chair in Machine Learning, University of Amsterdam, Distinguished Scientist at Microsoft Research
Prof. Dr. Daniel Cremers, Director Munich Center for Machine Learning (MCML), Chair of Computer Vision and Artificial Intelligence, Technical University of Munich
+ Contributed Talks
Track 2: AI and Life
Prof. Dr. Aldo Faisal, Professorship of Digital Health with a focus on Data Science in the Life Sciences, University of Bayreuth
Prof. Dr. Julia Anne Schnabel, Director of the Institute of Machine Learning in Biomedical Imaging, Helmholtz Munich, Professor of Computational Imaging and AI in Medicine, Technical University of Munich
+ Contributed Talks
Track 3: Robotics, Engineering and Mobility
Prof. Dr. Oussama Khatib, Director of Stanford Robotics Lab, Stanford University
Dr. Cordelia Schmid, Research Director at the National Institute for Research in Digital Science and Technology, Research Scientist at Google
+ Contributed Talks
Lunch Break
Keynote in Plenary
Prof. Dr. Wolfram Burgard, Professor for Robotics and Artificial Intelligence, University of Technology Nuremberg
Track 1: AI and Data Science
Prof. Antonio Krüger, CEO and Scientific Director German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence GmbH (DFKI)
+ Contributed Talks
Track 2: AI and Life
+ Contributed Talks
Track 3: Robotics, Engineering and Mobility
Prof. Mirko Kovac, Director of the Aerial Robotics Laboratory, Imperial College London, Head of the Materials and Technology Centre of Robotics, Empa Material Science Institute, St. Gallen
+ Contributed Talks
Coffee Break
Awards for Best Poster

Call for Abstracts

Young Researchers

Researchers at all career stages, especially doctoral and postdoctoral researchers as well as executives and managers from companies and startups, are encouraged to submit abstracts for their presentations at the conference. Abstracts for the following formats are invited:

Short Talk: 12 minutes maximum, followed by a live Q&A.

Poster: This will be part of the exhibition, which will be shown on both days of the conference.

Abstracts will be reviewed by the program committee. Acceptance will be based on content, available space, and overall program balance. One abstract at most will be accepted per presenter. The application period ends on Sunday, January 08, 2023



Research institutions, companies, startups and cooperation partners of the AI network can also present themselves at AI.BAY 2023 in addition to the lecture program.

A limited number of exhibition spaces are available. If the number of applications exceeds the number of exhibition places, a selection process will be carried out. You will only be admitted after the application deadline! The application period ends on Thursday, December 22nd, 2022


Organizational information


Deutsches Museum
Deutsches Museum
Forum der Zukunft
Museumsinsel 1
80538 München


About Deutsches Museum

Founded around 120 years ago, the Deutsches Museum with its five branches constitutes one of the most traditional, largest and most important natural science and technology museums in the world. The masterpieces of technology on display form a truly unique collection: from the first gasoline-powered car to the first airplanes, from the first microscopes to the first truly functioning quantum processor.


Our check-in is open for you from 09:00. Please note that only pre-registered persons will be admitted to the event.

Notes on COVID-19

The health of our participants, partners, service providers and employees is close to our hearts.
We will inform you by e-mail a few days before the event about the current hygiene protection regulations at AI.BAY 2023.



The venue is not barrier-free throughout, please contact us if you require assistance:


How to get to the museum

Unfortunately, there are no parking spaces available at the venue.

We recommend travelling by public transport. For this we have a train ticket for you, with which you can get to our location at a reasonable price: 


S-Bahn – all trains stop nearby
Isartor – escalators only, no lift
Rosenheimer Platz – barrier-free, but relatively steep hill down to the Deutsches Museum

Lines 1 and 2, Fraunhoferstraße

Local transport connections and tickets at:


The event is organized by Bayern Innovativ GmbH and the Bavarian AI Agency on behalf of the Bavarian State Government.