Artificial Intelligence (AI)

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.

Artificial Intelligence

AI applications are profoundly changing the world of work, research and everyday life. We are helping to shape this technological progress: in research, in studies and teaching and in the field of entrepreneurship. This includes new methods and applications of AI, subject-specific degree programs, new teaching and learning methods and cooperation with industry.

AI at the TUM

Stephan Günnemann, professor of Data Analytics and Machine Learning at the Technical University of Munich (TUM)
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Interview with Prof. Stephan Günnemann on the technology behind AI

“The reliability of AI will play a decisive role in Germany”

Artificial intelligence (AI) is being used in more and more areas and has become a buzzword. But at what point do we speak of AI and no longer of automation or machine learning. In this interview, Stephan Günnemann, professor of Data Analytics and Machine Learning at the Technical University of Munich (TUM), explains the key technological aspects of AI and the significance of the latest developments. At the same time, he assesses Germany’s progress with the technological development of AI as compared to other countries.

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Master's student Nektarios Totikos in Boston

Portrait of Master's student Nektarios Totikos

"Education can work wonders"

Studying at TUM and writing his Master's thesis at MIT was not a given for Nektarios Totikos, who spent part of his childhood and youth in youth welfare facilities. What got him so far? Intelligence, hard work and a great deal of perseverance.

Community Artificial Intelligence Studies
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Seven new research projects on cybersecurity and artificial intelligence

TUM and Google strengthen cooperation

The Technical University of Munich (TUM) and Google are driving forward research into cybersecurity and artificial intelligence (AI). Thanks to funding from Google, seven new research projects are being launched at TUM to investigate critical questions at the interface of cybersecurity and AI.

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The CyberDesk start-up team with the two founders Tobias Lieberum and Prabhakar Mishra.
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CyberDesk machine learning start-up

Secure data management in the cloud

In an increasingly digitalized world, where vast quantities of data are stored in the cloud, the security of sensitive information is a central challenge. It is easy to lose track of where confidential information is uploaded, who has access rights and what risks are entailed. The team at CyberDesk, a start-up established at the Technical University of Munich (TUM), wants to change this. They have developed a software to support companies in managing data securely in cloud solutions and make it easier for users to keep track of them.

Artificial Intelligence Entrepreneurship
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Bavarian Research Foundation supports robotics research

TUM receives funding for medical robotics project

In the future, robots will assist more frequently during operations and should enable greater precision in surgical procedures. The ForNeRo research project, led by the Technical University of Munich (TUM), is now analyzing ways of integrating various systems in the fields of surgery and imaging into everyday surgical procedures. The Bavarian Research Foundation funds the project with two million euros as part of the Hightech Agenda Bayern.

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A group of scientists stand around a formula racing car.
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Racing car with artificial intelligence wins in Las Vegas

TUM wins again at the Indy Autonomous Challenge in the USA

Victory in Las Vegas for the TUM Autonomous Motorsport Team! Once again, the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has proven that autonomous driving can also work successfully on the race track at top speeds. As part of the Indy Autonomous Challenge, universities have been competing against each other with fully automated racing cars since 2021, testing the limits of sensor technology and artificial intelligence (AI).

Artificial Intelligence Mobility Research
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Robotics in nursing care

More transparency in the human-robot interaction

It is essential in nursing care to have a transparent mapping of the entire human-robot interaction. That is the outcome of the interdisciplinary research project Responsible Robotics, which researchers from TUM and the University of Graz completed in 2023. A data recorder helps to capture all events that occur when using a nursing care robot and make them visible and understandable for everyone involved.

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A women injecting insulin
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Optoacoustic imaging method RSOM shows severity of the disease

Examining diabetes with a skin scanner and AI

Changes in small blood vessels are a common consequence of diabetes development. Researchers at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) and Helmholtz Munich have now developed a method that can be used to measure these microvascular changes in the skin – and thus assess the severity of the disease. To achieve this, they combine artificial intelligence (AI) and innovative high-resolution optoacoustic imaging technology.

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Der Letter of Intend für die „AI Alliance“ ist unterschrieben. Von links nach rechts: Alessandro Curioni von IBM, Prof. Angela Schoellig, Prof. Daniel Rixen, Prof. Eckehardt Steinebach und Prof. Sami Haddadin von der Technischen Universität München (TUM)
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Developing responsible and trustworthy AI

TUM participates in global, open-source AI Alliance

Powerful artificial intelligence (AI) as open source: This is the core objective of the AI Alliance initiated by the software companies IBM and Meta. It has been joined by more than 50 globally active companies, institutions, and universities, including the Technical University of Munich (TUM), the University of California (Berkeley), the Yale University and ETH Zurich. Specific cooperation projects are intended to make AI transparent, demystify it and make it accessible to everyone.

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Handprothesen sind das Spezialgebiet der Wissenschaftlerinnen Dr. Patricia Capsi-Morales (links), Prof. Cristina Piazza (Mitte) und Doktorandin Johanna Happold von der Technischen Universität München (TUM).
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Advanced control of prosthetic hands

Artificial intelligence makes gripping more intuitive

Artificial hands can be operated via app or with sensors placed in the muscles of the forearm. New research at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) shows: a better understanding of muscle activity patterns in the forearm supports a more intuitive and natural control of artificial limbs. This requires a network of 128 sensors and artificial intelligence based techniques.

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