The use of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in everyday life not only represents a technical challenge, it also raises a number of ethical questions. The TUM Institute for Ethics in Artificial Intelligence (IEAI) addresses these questions and will be assisted in the future by Japanese technology company Fujitsu.
Industry and private consumers alike depend on oil and gas pipelines that stretch thousands of kilometers underwater. It is not uncommon for these pipelines to become clogged with deposits. Until now, there have been few means of identifying the formation of plugs in-situ and non-destructively. Measurements at the Research Neutron Source Heinz Maier-Leibnitz (FRM II) at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) now show that neutrons may provide the solution of choice.
The Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) has chosen Prof. Nassir Navab as an IEEE Fellow for 2022. Navab is head of the Chair for Computer Aided Medical Procedures and Augmented Reality at the Technical University of Munich (TUM). The IEEE recognizes Navab's outstanding achievements in augmented reality-based applications in medicine and computer-aided interventions.
Plants do not live alone, but are colonized by countless bacteria and fungi. Caroline Gutjahr, Professor of Plant Genetics at the Technical University of Munich (TUM), will explain the positive influences exerted by some of these organisms on Monday, January 31, 2022. At the online lecture in the TUM@Freising lecture series, she will talk about how plants and microorganisms interact to mutual advantage, and which benefits microorganisms can have in sustainable agriculture.
In the future, consumers in Bavaria will receive even better protection against food-related health risks. The Technical University of Munich (TUM) and the Bavarian State Office for Health and Food Safety (LGL) have established a joint professorship which will develop new analytic methods for food-science chemistry and promote their application in practical regulatory inspection. The corresponding agreement was signed in Munich on Thursday.
Marcel Schneuer, who is studying Politics & Technology at TUM, is the Thuringia state poetry slam champion. How much time should he put into his hobby? Is there a job where he can combine both worlds – poetry slams and politics?
Dermatologists typically classify skin lesions based on multiple data sources. Algorithms that fuse the information together can support this classification. An international research team has now developed an algorithm that classifies skin lesions more accurately than previous algorithms by using an improved data fusion process.
rnatics, a startup at the Technical University of Munich (TUM), has created an RNA-based drug to prevent lung damage from infections as seen in serious Covid-19 cases. The Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) is providing 7 million euros in funding to support the development of the drug. The team is using a substance that inhibits the inflammation-promoting microRNA. The therapy is expected to be efficacious in current and future mutations of SARS-CoV2.
How can signal paths in the brain be visualized? What role do local production networks play in globalization? How can synthetic enzymes catalyze new reactions? Five research projects at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) address these questions and will be supported in the future by Starting Grants from the European Research Council.
Hereditary diseases as well as cancers and cardiovascular diseases may be associated with a phenomenon known as genomic imprinting, in which only the maternally or paternally inherited gene is active. An international research team involving scientists at the Technical University of Munich (TUM), the Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics (MPIMG) in Berlin and Harvard University in Cambridge (USA) has now investigated the mechanisms responsible for the deactivation of the genes.