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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The Technical University of Munich (TUM) and its affiliated institute UnternehmerTUM are launching an initiative – unique in Europe – to support start-ups rooted in top-level research: In key technological fields such as artificial intelligence, robotics, quantum engineering and healthcare, TUM Venture Labs will work with promising start-up teams, providing them with tailor-made support concepts, incubation spaces, training and venturing programs and access to global networks of companies and investors. The goal of the new innovation centers is to make Munich the leading European hub for technology start-ups.
The Technical University of Munich (TUM) is starting five new research projects that focus on the coronavirus and the search for new active ingredients. For example, the use of algorithms could ensure a more precise classification of the illness in the future. New therapeutic methods and the targeted prevention of the long-term effects will also be researched in other projects. The Bavarian Research Foundation (BFS) is funding the projects with around € 1.5 million.
Using artificial intelligence, researchers have developed a novel computer-based image processing method for plant sciences. The method enables the detailed 3D representation of all cells in various plant organs with unprecedented precision.
From new methods for examining individual cells, physical basics of the reactions of vascular systems and the development of better prognostic methods for osteoporosis to intelligent tools for urban planning and the investigation of the nature of dark matter: the European Research Council (ERC) will fund seven future-oriented projects from the Technical University of Munich (TUM), five starting grants and two proof-of-concept grants.
Before autonomous vehicles participate in road traffic, they must demonstrate conclusively that they do not pose a danger to others. New software developed at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) prevents accidents by predicting different variants of a traffic situation every millisecond.
Aerospace is an engine of technological change that is itself undergoing a far-reaching transformation through digital technologies. The new online course "Digitalisation in Aeronautics and Space" offers insights into this process and how it is impacting the working world of engineers. With lecturers from several research institutions and leading companies, this free Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) is intended for professionals, students and anyone with an interest in technology.