RWTH: The future with artificial intelligence

Artificial intelligence is no longer science fiction, but is present in many places in our everyday life. We communicate with voice recognition, put our car in the smallest of gaps with a parking assistant and have the living room cleaned by a vacuum cleaner robot. All of these systems are based on AI, automated intelligent behavior and machine learning. And development has only just begun. As part of the awarding of the Aachen Engineering Prize to Professor Sebastian Thrun, who is being recognized for his visionary work and impulses in the field of AI, RWTHextern – The Citizens’ Forum is organizing the theme week “Our future with artificial Intelligence”. The series gives insights into ongoing research, shows perspectives and invites you to a critical dialogue. Attending all events is free of charge, but registration is required.

DAVE: Reading and discussion with Raphaela Edelbauer
Tuesday, August 31, 2021, 6 p.m., H03, CARL, Claßenstraße

What does it take to equip a machine with human consciousness? The programmer Syz works day and night on the development of DAVE, the artificial intelligence that is supposed to save humanity. Author Raphaela Edelbauer reads from DAVE, a novel about the past, present and future of artificial intelligence. With Saskia Nagel, Professor of Applied Ethics, she discusses the questions that DAVE raises. The event will be moderated by Professor Astrid Rosenthal-von der Pütten from the Chair of Technology and Individuals. Sign up

Uni in the town hall – KI and I
Wednesday, September 1st, 2021, 7.30 p.m., Coronation Hall, Aachen City Hall

How do we encounter artificial intelligence in our everyday lives? At home, on the street, while shopping? And how will AI shape our everyday life in the future? Through self-driving cars or in medical care? And where are the limits? Participants from science and politics will discuss these topics, moderated by WDR journalist Jens Tervooren. Sitting on the podium: Professor Holger H. Hoos (Universiteit Leiden NL, Machine Learning), Member of the Bundestag Dr. Anna Christmann (Committee for Education, Research and Technology, Chairwoman of the Study Commission “Artificial Intelligence”), Professor Bastian Leibe (Chair for Computer Vision at RWTH, Assistance Systems and Robots for Everyday Life) and Professor Markus Strohmaier (Chair for Methodology and Theory of Computer-Based Humanities and Social Sciences RWTH).
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AI in a
nutshell : AI research at RWTH Thursday, September 2nd, 2021, 6 p.m., large lecture hall, Audimax (partly in English)

RWTH does basic research on AI methods on an international level. At the same time, there is a wide range of application-related research, for example in logistics, finance or medical technology. On this evening, researchers from various disciplines will give insights into current research issues in short lectures. Knowledge based systems? Neuromorphic Hardware? Process mining? An excursion into many areas of AI research at RWTH Aachen University is made possible – for everyone who is curious about the various facets and potentials of AI.
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All events during the theme week will be broadcast live on the RWTH YouTube channel. RWTH asks for your understanding in the event that the university may be forced to adapt the event concept to the applicable Corona Protection Ordinance at short notice.

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