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Do carebots care? AI for whom? Will the market deliver? In the new online course AI Ethics: Global Perspectives, 20 experts from various disciplines and countries explore ethical questions arising with the development of artificial intelligence. The lecture series, available free of charge to all, was created by the TUM Institute for Ethics in Artificial Intelligence, the New York University and the Global AI Ethics Consortium.
The semester begins – and the campus is empty, in the middle of Munich. Studies are possible, but mostly only from home, and it has been that way for more than a year now. Five TUM students tell us how they experience this time. Some of their experiences are similar, others are very different. One thing they all have in common: a longing for normality after Corona.
Students at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) have given their university an excellent report card. For the rankings of the Center for Higher Education (CHE), they evaluated many different aspects of the study experience. TUM was among the leaders in every ranked subject area.
A sustainable campus: to transform this ideal into something more concrete than a vision for the future, a committed group of students is breaking new ground – literally, and right in front of the Audimax in Munich. With "Plant a Seed" they want to turn the university into a seedbed for green growth. A participatory initiative in which teaching, research and active dialog on central issues of our society go hand in hand. And the raised beds on campus are just the beginning.
From interactive exhibitions to online content for children in lockdown: Jürgen Richter-Gebert strives to make abstract mathematical content visible, audible and easy to grasp. For his outstanding science communication, the DFG (German Research Foundation) and the Stifterverband have selected the Professor of Geometry and Visualization at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) as the winner of the Communicator Award 2021.
A computer scientist working on climate action and the common good economy; a medical scientist studying the basics of artificial intelligence; a biologist learning how to start her own business: TUM's new plug-in modules combine professional expertise with bigger picture thinking. The first courses in the new format will be offered in the summer semester.
Universities have a key role to play in digitalization and sustainability. Along with their function as innovation incubators and places where students learn about sustainable and digital development, they also act as role models. A new English lecture series will now explore how the Technical University of Munich (TUM) can promote sustainable digitalization and digital sustainability, conduct relevant research, and put the results into practice.
"People should be enabled to make informed decisions," says Katharina Tartler, founder of the university group "VACCtion". The team provides scientifically proven information to those who are skeptical or uncertain about vaccinations. The online lectures are particularly in demand at schools.
Hygiene concept, online studies, remote examinations and extended deadlines: TUM is starting another extraordinary semester. With a strict hygiene concept, hybrid teaching and deadline extensions, students will be able to study successfully despite the restrictions and protect their health in the best possible way.