Artificial Intelligence (AI)

Whether in medicine, agriculture or the automotive industry: Artificial intelligence (AI) is a key technology that is already shaping our lives significantly. At TUM, we are investigating and developing intelligent systems, while keeping an eye on our responsibility for people and society at all times. Find out what's new in the fields of AI, robotics, machine learning and data science.


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    Artificial intelligence deciphers genetic instructions

    Deep learning algorithms reveal the rules of gene regulation

    With the help of artificial intelligence (AI) a German-American team of scientists deciphered some of the more elusive instructions encoded in DNA. Their neural network trained on high-resolution maps of protein-DNA interactions uncovers subtle DNA sequence patterns throughout the genome, thus providing a deeper understanding of how these sequences are organized to regulate genes.

  • Thanks to artificial intelligence, the AIMOS software is able to recognize bones and organs on three-dimensional grayscale images and segments them, which makes the subsequent evaluation considerably easier.
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    Quick look under the skin

    Self-learning algorithms analyze medical imaging data

    Imaging techniques enable a detailed look inside an organism. But interpreting the data is time-consuming and requires a great deal of experience. Artificial neural networks open up new possibilities: They require just seconds to interpret whole-body scans of mice and to segment and depict the organs in colors, instead of in various shades of gray. This facilitates the analysis considerably.

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    TUM professor Sami Haddadin is chairman of the Bavarian Council on AI

    Bavaria consolidates AI expertise

    The Bavarian State government has created the Bavarian Council on AI to consolidate Bavaria's expertise in the field of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and to further expand its AI network. Prof. Sami Haddadin, Director of the Munich School of Robotics and Machine Intelligence (MSRM) at the Technical University of Munich (TUM), has been appointed to chair this body. The Bavarian Council on AI consists of leading experts in the field of artificial intelligence and is to provide important impulses to both researchers and policymakers in the planning of AI activities. The council will also foster international visibility.

  • Mit Werkzeugen der künstlichen Intelligenz konnte Dr. Otto Kolbinger vom Lehrstuhl für Trainingswissenschaft und Sportinformatik belegen, dass Eingriffe des Videoassistenten die Stimmung der Fans spürbar negativ beeinflussen
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    The video referee in the spotlight

    Fans are not amused about decisions made by video assistants

    Since the 2019/20 season, controversial referee calls in the English Premier League may be technically reviewed and, if deemed necessary, corrected. Using a Twitter analysis of 129 games in the English Premier League, a research team from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has now determined how decisions made by video referees affect the mood of the fans.

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    “The machine as an extension of the body”

    Prof. Gordon Cheng on the challenges of fusing robotics and neuroscience

    Combining neuroscience and robotic research has gained impressive results in the rehabilitation of paraplegic patients. A research team led by Prof. Gordon Cheng from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) was able to show that exoskeleton training not only helped patients to walk, but also stimulated their healing process. With these findings in mind, Prof. Cheng wants to take the fusion of robotics and neuroscience to the next level.

  • Prof. Angela Schöllig was selected for the Humboldt Professorship for Artificial Intelligence.
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    Eighth Alexander von Humboldt professorship for TUM

    Angela Schöllig named Humboldt Professor for AI 2021

    The Technical University of Munich (TUM) has been successful for the eighth time in the competition for Germany's best-endowed research prize: Angela Schöllig, an international leading expert in the field of Robotics and Artificial Intelligence, has been selected for a Humboldt professorship for Artificial Intelligence. TUM thus continues its status as the most successful university in the Alexander von Humboldt professorship program.

  • Algorithm predicts retinal thickness.
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    Deep-learning in hospitals

    Novel deep learning method enables clinic-ready automated screening for diabetes-related eye disease

    Researchers created a novel deep learning method that makes automated screenings for eye diseases such as diabetic retinopathy more efficient. Reducing the amount of expensive annotated image data that is required for the training of the algorithm, the method is attractive for clinics. In the use case of diabetic retinopathy, the researchers developed a screening algorithm.

  • Signing of the contract for the new "TUM Georg Nemetschek Institute Artificial Intelligence for the Built World"
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    New research institute for Artificial Intelligence in the construction industry

    Nemetschek Innovation Foundation supports TUM

    The Nemetschek Innovation Foundation will provide approximately 50 million euros over the next ten years to fund a research and teaching institute at the Technical University of Munich (TUM). The institute, unique worldwide, will concentrate on Artificial Intelligence in the construction industry. Nemetschek Innovation Foundation Board members and TUM president Prof. Thomas F. Hofmann launched the new "TUM Georg Nemetschek Institute Artificial Intelligence for the Built World" at today's official contract signing.

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    TUM founds leading center for integrated Data Sciences and Machine Learning

    The Munich Data Science Institute takes off

    Data Sciences have the potential to fundamentally change research and innovation. The Technical University of Munich (TUM) is consolidating its relevant expertise at the recently founded Munich Data Science Institute (MDSI) in order to use advanced theory and multidisciplinary, data-driven research to facilitate quantum leaps in innovation with major scientific, economic and societal significance. The scope of MDSI activities will cover TUM's wide spectrum of academic subjects, which is unique throughout Europe.