The battery is regarded as a key technology in such sectors as transportation and energy. To boost battery research in Germany, the Federal Ministry of Education and Research is investing a total of 100 million euros in four new competency clusters. The Technical University of Munich (TUM) is a major participant in three of these clusters, where it will contribute its expertise in production, use concepts and quality assurance.
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.
Climate change, urbanization and growing traffic congestion: In this context, air quality is an increasingly important issue, especially for cities. The start-up Hawa Dawa specializes in the measurement and analysis of airborne contaminants. It is mainly cities that are showing interest in the data. However, businesses are also finding potential applications. The company was established at the Technical University of Munich (TUM).
Satya Nadella, the CEO of Microsoft, is embarking on a virtual tour of Germany. It will include a visit to the Technical University of Munich (TUM). On Tuesday, June 23, he will speak with Prof. Sami Haddadin, the director of the Munich School of Robotics and Machine Intelligence (MSRM), and with TUM students on the future of artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics. The discussions will be streamed live online.
Under the Bavarian government's Hightech Agenda Bayern, TUM's leading expertise in the forward-looking fields of robotics and artificial intelligence is set to undergo a massive expansion. By establishing 14 new professorships, including two under the auspices of multi-location Bavarian research cooperatives, the initiative contributes to position TUM among the world's leading centers of research and innovation in AI and machine intelligence.
The Technical University of Munich (TUM) has been successful in the competition “International Future Labs for Artificial Intelligence” of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). The new Future Lab, AI4EO, is launching in May 2020 under TUM leadership and will be funded with up to 5 million Euros. In cooperation with the German Aerospace Center (DLR), among others, satellite data and Big Data analyses will be used to create models of global urbanization, food supplies and the management of natural disasters.
The use of mechanical ventilation can save lives – and not just for COVID-19 patients who develop severe respiratory problems. But at the same time, the ventilation pressure puts immense stress on delicate lung tissue. Especially for patients with preexisting lung damage, the use of ventilators can prove deadly. A computational lung model that’s been developed by the Technical University of Munich (TUM) can be used to reduce damage caused by mechanical ventilation – and could increase survival rates for patients significantly.
The weapons deployed in the fight against the covid-19 pandemic also include artificial intelligence. AI might be able to recognize patterns in the spread of the disease, for example. These new possibilities raise ethical issues, however. Christoph Lütge holds the Chair of Business Ethics and is the director of the Institute for Ethics in Artificial Intelligence at the Technical University of Munich (TUM). He has joined colleagues from other respected universities and research institutions to establish the Global AI Ethics Consortium.
Physics modelling using video data, new statistical methods to open up insights into complex systems, and help for people with Parkinson's disease with the aid of machine learning: The European Research Council (ERC) has announced support for frontier research projects at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) in the form of two richly endowed Advanced grants and one Proof of Concept grant.
Diseases of the brain are often associated with typical vascular changes. Now, scientists at LMU University Hospital Munich, Helmholtz Zentrum München and at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have come up with a technique for visualising the structures of all the brain's blood vessels – right down to the finest capillaries – including any pathological changes. So far, they have used the technique, which is based on a combination of biochemical methods and artificial intelligence, to capture the whole brain vasculature of a mouse.
With leading local representatives and TUM President Thomas F. Hofmann in attendance, scientists from the Technical University of Munich (TUM) presented their trailblazing work on robot assistants at the User and Research Center for Geriatronics in Garmisch-Partenkirchen. In times of demographic change and an ageing population, their work is bringing technical support systems for dignified and autonomous living in old age within reach. The aim is to establish a “geriatronics campus” as an international reference center. It will bring together under one roof modern research and teaching with new nursing care and residential concepts for the third and fourth stages of ageing.