Tallinn Digital Summit’s official vehicle partner is one of the leading developers of artificial intelligence in the car industry

Tallinn Digital Summit’s official vehicle partner is one of the leading developers of artificial intelligence in the car industry

At the Digital Summit taking place in Tallinn on 16–17 September (Tallinn Digital Summit 2019), the ministers of 20 countries and representatives of the field will focus on artificial intelligence and its influence on our future. Tallinn Digital Summit’s official vehicle partner is BMW (Inchcape Motors Estonia), who has been using different applications of artificial intelligence in the models of their series production since last year.

“BMW is one of the leading companies in implementing innovative technologies. Therefore, we are honoured to be involved in the digital summit for the third year in a row and to be the official vehicle partner,” said Andres Aguraiuja, Managing Director of Inchcape Motors Estonia.

Twenty BMW cars are used during the Tallinn Digital Summit. BMW’s first step toward artificial intelligence is the BMW Live Cockpit Professional technology that enables the user of the car to converse with the vehicle’s artificial intelligence and to give various voice commands. After the digital summit, those who purchase the BMWs used during the summit can personally experience the innovative technology, which is also available in other models currently in production. The car industry is switching to artificial intelligence step by step, as it involves finding answers to some additional questions. One of the main topics of the summit, artificial intelligence and legislation, is an urgent issue also in the field of transport. For example, one of the issues is culpability and responsibility in the event of an accident involving a car that uses artificial intelligence.

These are the topics that will be discussed in Tallinn this September. This year’s delegations will be led by the ministers of Information Technology and Digital Affairs; the list of speakers includes well-known experts, such as Michel van der Bel, the President of Microsoft in Europe, Middle-East and Africa; Ulrik Vestergaard Knudsen, Deputy Secretary-General of the OECD; Hans-Christian Boos, CEO and founder of Arago, one of the leading companies in the field of artificial intelligence, Nanjira Sambuli, Kenyan scientist and advocate for digital equality at the World Wide Web Foundation; and Stephen Hsu, scientist and professor of Theoretical Physics at Michigan State University.

“The presentations of the summit address issues, such as increasing efficiency in the public sector by using artificial intelligence; developing the relevant skills in the job market and the possible influence of artificial intelligence in providing healthcare and developing our judicial area,” said Liina Areng, Head of Tallinn Digital Summit.

The conference (Tallinn Digital Summit 2019) will be organised by the Government Office in collaboration with the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Communications. The content partners of Tallinn Digital Summit 2019 are the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), The International Criminal Police Organization (INTERPOL), The Future Society, and the United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI). In addition to BMW, the official vehicle partner, one of the partners contributing to the digital summit is Silen, a company producing innovative acoustic spaces.