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Date: Wednesday, May 31, 2023
Climate change - discussion on the role and responsibility of universities
In the fight against climate change, science is taking on a driving role. What the responsibility of universities is in this regard and whether they are sufficiently involved will be the topic of a public discussion as part of the "Environmental Lecture Series" of the Environmental Department of the Student Representation at the Technical University of Munich (TUM)
OpenAI founder visits Munich
Sam Altman discusses ChatGPT at TUM
Few technological developments have triggered as much debate as the AI-based chatbot ChatGPT. Sam Altman, the mind behind ChatGPT and co-founder of OpenAI, visited TUM today. He explained what lies behind the success of ChatGPT, why it is not an open-source technology and how it might be regulated.
Successful Matching Challenge and new application period
Tailwind for the Deutschlandstipendium
Almost 7,000 TUM students have received the Deutschlandstipendium since 2011. Thus, they not only received financial support, but also access to a unique network of supporters. Together with the TUM Deutschlandstipendium Aktive-, Alumni- und Förderverein e.V., TUM has now succeeded in raising almost 13,000 euros from 250 donors via crowdfunding – enough funds for more than 14 additional Deutschlandstipendien.
Keynotes and panel discussion in Garching on June 23rd
Bioengineering Day: AI in medical applications
Artificial intelligence (AI) can be used in medicine to evaluate image data and assist doctors in making diagnoses. For which applications is AI already being used successfully today? How can risks be limited? Who will take responsibility for decisions based on AI? Experts from science, medicine and industry will discuss these and other questions at the Bioengineering Day on June 23rd at the Munich Institute of Biomedical Engineering (MIBE) in Garching.
A new look at the brain’s immune system
Using organoids to learn about autism
Microglia cells, which play a major role in the immune system of the brain, are difficult to study. Researchers have now succeeded in modelling the development of the brain and its immune system using organoids. With these miniature models of groups of brain cells, they have investigated changes associated with a certain type of autism spectrum disorder. This approach can also be used to study other conditions.
Invitation to discussion event on 25.05.2023
ChatGPT founder Sam Altman at TUM
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is one of the most exciting topics of the present and future. The Technical University of Munich (TUM) and Digital Life Design (DLD), Hubert Burda Media's international conference and innovation platform, and TUM Speaker Series are bringing the brain behind ChatGPT, OpenAI founder and CEO Sam Altman, to our Audimax in Munich for a public discussion event. It is his only appearance in Germany.
Government funding for RNA research extended
TUM to participate in two new Collaborative Research Centers
The German Research Foundation (Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft or DFG) has extended funding for the "Transregio" Collaborative Research Center "Non-coding RNA in the cardiovascular system" (TRR 267). The research project is being led by Technical University of Munich (TUM). In addition, two new projects for which TUM was an applicant university have been approved in the fields of quantum technology and medicine.
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Workshops for climate action
Wanted: Ideas for reducing TUM's CO2 footprint. Students and employees are invited to participate in four workshops on the topic of "Climate Action at TUM". Registration is open until May 31.
Webinar on decision making on May 17
How do we make decisions?
In business life we make dozens of decisions every day, conscious and unconscious. What do they depend on and how do individual decisions influence complex processes? In a free public webinar on May 17 at 1 p.m., researchers from the TUM Campus Heilbronn and the Israeli Hebrew University will explain important factors of decision making.
Doctoral candidates from the Sub-Sahara region conduct research in Munich
New exchange program TUM.Africa Talent launched
The Technical University of Munich (TUM) is intensifying its collaboration with researchers from the Sub-Sahara region of Africa. Accordingly, the TUM.Africa Talent program has been launched together with partner university Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (KNUST) in Kumasi, Ghana. The program will give doctoral candidates from Sub-Saharan Africa the opportunity to work at TUM together with doctoral candidates of the hosting institutes and research groups. In addition, a long-term network will be established.
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