From hologram-based communications to remote-controlled surgical procedures – the 6G wireless standard will make many high-tech applications a reality. A major project now being launched at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) aims to establish the key technical criteria for the new standard. In this interview, project leader Prof. Wolfgang Kellerer explains how 6G will become the most intelligent wireless network, when Germany could take on a leading role and why, in the world of research, new speed records are less important than ensuring 99.999999999% reliability.
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.
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.
The ~$1.5MM euro contribution to be made over five years will support the training of scientific talent in the fields of data science and machine learning. Excellent young researchers with doctoral plans as well as students can apply at TUM's MDSI.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.