Artificial Intelligence – Between Panacea and Skynet

Datum der Konferenz: 
26.09.2019 bis 28.09.2019
Deadline zur Einreichung von Beiträgen (Datum): 
Art der Konferenz: 
Internationale Konferenzen
Inhaltliche Beschreibung: 

The Centre for Regional and Innovation Economics (CRIE) organizes an international workshop on "Artificial Intelligence – Between Panacea and Skynet", taking place in Bremen (Germany) on September 26-28, 2019.


The purpose of the workshop is to bring together scholars from different fields to discuss the development and drivers of AI, the economic effects of it and the potential of usage of AI techniques in innovation science.


In particular, we are interested in contributions, which deal with the following questions:

  • How is AI embedded in technological space? Is AI a driving force or obstacle for incumbent technologies?
  • Who are the main actors/drivers of AI?
  • How can regional clusters and their environment act as a driver for AI development and implementation?
  • Which role do international R&D cooperation play for the production and implementation of AI?
  • Is AI a driver for radical innovations and regional structural change?
  • Are AI approaches included in strategies for smart specialization and if so, how?
  • What are the potentials and limitations for the usage of AI techniques in innovation economics?
  • Which attitude can be observed in the population concerning AI?
  • How can AI be implemented and used in innovation economics?
  • How and to what extent should or should not policy support AI?


More information on the workshop can be found here. To apply for this workshop, please submit a complete paper or an extended abstract (with at least 500 words) by 7th of August 2019 to


There are no fees for attendance but registration is essential. Paper presenters will be reimbursed as to travel costs and lodging. Travel costs should not exceed 100 EUR for presenters from Germany, 300 EUR for presenters from the rest of Europe and 800 EUR for presenters from overseas. Lodging will be reimbursed by 90 EUR per night.


If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact us.


Land der Konferenz: 
Nils Grashof
University of Bremen
Ort der Konferenz: 
Bremen, Germany