Supporters – AI

Errors in early warning systems used to detect attacks by nuclear missiles can lead to a nuclear war by mistake. People have less and less time to analyse and evaluate alarm messages, so that artificial intelligence (AI) systems are increasingly being used for this purpose. But even AI systems cannot provide reliable results in such applications. (… continue)

The following experts in computer science and especially artificial intelligence are aware of the great achievements of this discipline and are convinced that most applications of AI bring great benefits to people. However, they warn against their use in military early warning and decision-making systems. The fundamental problem that decisions based on uncertain and incomplete knowledge can be wrong cannot be solved with AI techniques either.

Experts in computer science, especially artificial intelligence:

Prof. Dr. Christoph Beierle (Fernuniversität Hagen)

Prof. Dr. Gerhard Brewka (Universität Leipzig)

Prof. Dr. Prof. h.c. Andreas Dengel (DFKI Kaiserslautern)

Prof. Dr. Christian Freksa (Universität Bremen, +12.11.2020)

Prof. Dr. Ulrich Furbach (Universität Koblenz-Landau)

Prof. Dr. Günther Görz, (Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg)

Prof. Dr. Prof. h.c. Otthein Herzog (Universität Bremen)

Prof. Dr. Holger Hoos (Universiteit Leiden, NL and University of British Columbia, Kanada)

Prof. Dr. Katharina Morik (Universität Dortmund)

Prof. Dr. Hans-Jürgen Ohlbach (LM-Universität München)

Prof. Dr. Claus Rollinger (Universität Osnabrück)

Prof. Dr. Ute Schmid (Universität Bamberg)

Prof. Dr. Manfred Schmidt-Schauß (Universität Frankfurt)

Prof. Dr. Bernhard Schölkopf (Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems, Tübingen)

Prof. Dr. Philipp Slusallek (DFKI, Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz and Universität des Saarlandes)

Prof. Dr. Gert Smolka (Universität des Saarlandes)

Prof. Dr. Rudi Studer (KIT, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology)

Prof. Dr. Ipke Wachsmuth (Universität Bielefeld)

Prof. Dr. Kurt-Ulrich Witt (Hochschule Bonn-Rhein-Sieg)

This list of supporters is not intended to be an extensive list of signatures. Only a few “AI experts” representing this field in teaching and research have been asked for support. Furthermore, of course, the members of “about us” with AI-reference support this request:

Prof. Dr. Christoph Benzmüller (Freie Universität Berlin)

Prof. Dr. Karl Hans Bläsius (Hochschule Trier)

Prof. Dr. Jörg Siekmann (DFKI Saarbrücken)

Prof. Dr. Ingo J. Timm (Universität Trier)

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