Winfried Kretschmann

has been Minister-President of the State of Baden-Württemberg since May 2011. He cultivates a new style of politics and has set himself the target of implementing a process of ecological and social renewal in the State.
Politically active since his time as a student, Kretschmann and other like-minded associates founded The Green Party in Baden-Württemberg in 1979. One year later, Winfried Kretschmann became a member of the first parliamentary group of The Green Party to be elected to the State Parliament of Baden-Württemberg. In 1986, he was appointed by Hessen’s Minister of the Environment Joschka Fischer as a policy advisor to the first Green Party Ministry of the Environment. After two years in Wiesbaden, he returned to the Baden-Wurttemberg State Parliament in 1988, where he has remained ever since with only one period out of office. In 2002, Kretschmann was elected Chairman of the Green Party in parliament which he remained until 2011.
On May 12, 2021, Winfried Kretschmann was elected for the third time as Minister-President of Baden-Württemberg in the State Parliament.

Greeting: Winfried Kretschmann (pdf)
Minister-President of the State of Baden-Württemberg.

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  • Day 1: From No-Code ML to Artificial General Intelligence

  • In Paris and online

  • This session will address LEAM, an initiative that fosters the development of large AI models in Europe, to stay competitive in an ecosystem currently led by the USA and China.

  • This session will present the different steps of creating an AI project within a company: use case identification, data strategy before implementing AI, and other critical steps.

  • No-code and low-code software development are approaches which makes AI development and implementation accessible to users without prior technical training. Applied to AI, it usually automates the process of cleaning data and making predictions from it, to optimize companies’ workflows.

  • This session will present what could be the future of AI: Artificial General Intelligence, i.e., artificial intelligence that replicates or exceeds human capabilities.

  • This session will present two aspects of the digital transition. First, how to manage the technical transition of companies to AI-driven companies. Second, how to ensure that this transition is welcomed by teams working within the companies.

  • Few shot, One shot and Zero Shot learning are different methods of ML which use less data than usual ML methods to build AI models. There are several advantages to these, such as cost-effectiveness or lower environmental impact.

  • Day 2: French-German Cooperation Workshop

  • Get together, coffee, getting to know each other.

  • Introduction to historical cooperation between France and Germany, presentation of open calls, presentation of future calls.

  • The success stories will present the different sides of working on a french-german project: application, the challenges of working in bilateral teams etc.

  • The success stories will present the different sides of working on a french-german project: application, the challenges of working in bilateral teams etc.

  • Exchanges at tables dedicated to topics treated by the open calls.