On the afternoon of 5th February 2019, the BMBF joint project secUnity organised a workshop on "Artificial Intelligence and Cybersecurity" at the Representation of the State of Hessen to the European Union, which was attended by about 70 participants. In her keynote address on the future of AI systems, MEP Mady Delvaux-Stehres, Vice-Chairwoman of the European Parliament's Committee on Legal Affairs (JURI), emphasised the importance of basic research, standards, but also raising users' awareness.
During this scientific workshop, which also left time for open discussions, Prof. Thorsten Holz from the Ruhr-University Bochum presented the theoretical background for cyber security and AI systems. Afterwards, Ninja Marnau, Senior Researcher at CISPA, critically examined the role of AI in recognizing and filtering "fake news". Both topics are key challenges named in the secUnity roadmap "Cybersecurity Research: Challenges and Course of Action", which was handed over to the European Union Agency for Network and Information Security ENISA following the workshop at the event "Civil Cybersecurity Research for Digital Sovereignty".
Further information about the roadmap can be found here: https://it-security-map.eu/en/roadmap/secunity-roadmap/ secUnity-Roadmap