The objectives of the Bavarian government's Hightech Agenda Bayern program, among others, will be to provide support for new technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI). At the invitation of the Bavarian Minister President, representatives from the worlds of research, education and industry gathered today at the Technical University of Munich (TUM).
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 at the Technical University of Munich (TUM), the Helmholtz Zentrum München and the LMU Munich have developed a new algorithm that automatically detects metastases. The new technology uses artificial intelligence (AI) and even finds single disseminated cancer cells in the body of mice. In this way, the spread mechanisms of different types of cancer can be investigated in more detail.
The Technical University of Munich (TUM) and SAP SE are launching a long-term research partnership at the Garching Campus to jointly advance the technological revolution of digitization. This is Germany's most extensive research and development partnership between a company and a university, focusing on the core topics of artificial intelligence and machine learning as well as their secure application.
Earlier this month, on 1 December, the new European Commission embarked on its ambitious journey, striving for a healthy planet and a new digital world. Committed to excellence in research and education, the EuroTech Universities Alliance is dedicated to make a difference and help pave the way to a climate-neutral future based on smart game-changing technologies.
Four more research projects at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) are to receive funding in the form of Consolidator Grants from the European Research Council (ERC). The topics range from new materials for solar cells, imaging technology for nerve cell activity and realistic simulations of physical processes to new control technology approaches to man-machine-cooperation.
The secure use of artificial intelligence (AI) is a key issue in research and practical applications. The new Fraunhofer Institute for Cognitive System, now opened in Munich, will study how AI applications can interact safely with people. To facilitate its work, the State of Bavaria has announced six new research chairs, including four at the Technical University of Munich (TUM). Two TUM professors will take on the leadership of the institute.
In the future the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and UnternehmerTUM, Center for Innovation and Business Creation, will be supporting teams from other countries seeking to launch deep-tech start-ups in the Munich region. TUM is joining forces with University of Applied Sciences Munich and LMU Munich to turn Munich into Europe's leading ecosystem for deep-tech fields such as artificial intelligence and robotics. This initiative has now been selected to receive funding under the federal EXIST Potentials program.
At a ceremony yesterday evening, Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier presented the German Future Prize to the founders of Celonis, who launched their software start-up at the Technical University of Munich (TUM). The company offers unique process mining software systems that enable companies to analyze their digital business processes and improve their efficiency. Celonis was recently valued at 2.5 billion dollars.
Yet another success for the Technical University of Munich (TUM) in the competition for the most highly endowed research award in Germany: Prof. Daniel Rückert, an internationally renowned expert for the use of artificial intelligence (AI) in medicine, is being appointed to one of the first two Alexander von Humboldt Professorships for AI. The top researcher from Imperial College London is the seventh Humboldt Professor at TUM.
Sensitive synthetic skin enables robots to sense their own bodies and surroundings – a crucial capability if they are to be in close contact with people. Inspired by human skin, a team at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has developed a system combining artificial skin with control algorithms and used it to create the first autonomous humanoid robot with full-body artificial skin.