Learntec event looks at the future of learning and digital trends

Learntec returns to Karlsruhe, Germany, from 28–30 January 2020, and focuses on digitalisation and AI in learning

Learntec, the edtech event focused on trends and developments in technology-assisted learning, returns to Karlsruhe, Germany, from 28–30 January 2020.

The event will run over three days, welcoming more than 120 experts. Highlights include keynote speeches from industry experts such as Dr Stéphan Vincent-Lancrin, senior analyst at the Centre for Educational Research and Innovation (CERI), part of the OECD Directorate for Education and Skills. Dr Vincent-Lancrin will be speaking on “the future of learning in a digital world”.


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Irene Oksinoglu, head of the Future Work development at the retail company Otto Group, will also be speaking about all aspects of ‘new work’. Okisinoglu said: “New work is more than simply a buzzword or colourful offices. It’s the ticket to the future because we must fundamentally change our working methods and ways of thinking to remain visible and concomitantly sustainable.

AI has a lot of potential, but common sense is unbeatable. People are masters in reducing complexity and then doing the right thing. It’s a talent we masterfully underestimate.
– Richard Karger, German Research Centre for Artificial Intelligence

“Otto has set itself in particular the goal of integrating collaborative and flexible working into everyday professional life in such a way as to enable everyone to generate the best possible output for our customers. To achieve this, we assist our colleagues in having access to all work content at any time, from anywhere, and from any device. This enormously alters forms of communication and behaviour.”


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Other topics include digital entrepreneur and futurist Christian Baudis on how digitalisation changes the way we learn, and Reinhard Karger, spokesman for the German Research Centre for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) on the potential and limitations of AI. He said: “AI is desirable in many applications, in some it’s a lifesaver. AI can assist people constructively, but it can’t replace their creativity. AI has a lot of potential, but common sense is unbeatable. People are masters in reducing complexity and then doing the right thing. It’s a talent we masterfully underestimate.”

For more information about Learntec and to purchase a ticket, visit https://www.learntec.de/en/