Aljoscha Burchardt

Senior Researcher, DFKI

Aljoscha Burchardt is an expert in Language Technology and Artificial Intelligence. Burchardt is co-developer of the MQM framework for measuring translation quality and co-editor of the book “IT für Soziale Inklusion” (“IT for social inclusion”). He has a background in semantic Language Technology. After his PhD in Computational Linguistics at Saarland University he coordinated the Center of Research Excellence "E-Learning 2.0" at Technische Universität Darmstadt. Burchardt is Senior Research Fellow of the Weizenbaum Institute for the Networked Society and Deputy Chairman of the Berlin Scientific Society (Berliner Wissenschaftliche Gesellschaft). He is also a member of the Enquete-commission on Artificial Intelligence of the German Parliament.

Aljoscha is speaking at

Focus Track 4 - New challenges ahead: Data, AI and the new Society
November 4, 2020
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm


  • Aljoscha Burchardt (Chair) Senior Researcher, DFKI
  • Natalie Bertels (Chair) Valorisation Manager - Senior legal researcher, IMEC / KU Leuven / Big Data Value Association
  • Freek Bomhof (Chair) senior consultant, TNO
  • Sabine Ammon (Speaker) Professor, TU Berlin
  • Joanna Bryson (Speaker) Professor of Ethics and Technology, Hertie School
  • Raja Chatila (Speaker) Professor emeritus, Université Sorbonne
  • Andrea Renda (Speaker) Senior Research Fellow, Head of Global Governance, Regulation, Innovation and Digital Economy, CEPS; Part-time Professor, School of Transnational Governance, EUI., CEPS and EUI


The fast and far-reaching introduction of Data and AI technologies in all sectors has a big impact on our personal lives and on our society as a whole. The opportunities to bring new solutions to societal problems are paramount. We should however also consider and cater for the associated risks.

Our society is changing, how should we prepare?

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