Joint coding, programming and writing: The ML2R’s Science Year 2020 concluded with a center-wide Science Code Slam. The Competence Center’s team came together in groups virtually and worked on various tasks related to Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence. The ML2R looks back on an extraordinary and exciting year.
The Network of National Centres of Excellence for AI Research celebrated “A Decemberfest on Trustworthy AI Research” at NeurIPS on December 8. The network’s coordination office, led by Katharina Morik, organized the social event, which included keynote speeches, a panel discussion and thematic exchange, together with Hendrik Strobelt (IBM Research).
This year’s edition of the Digital Summit addressed the central topic “More sustainability by means of digitization”. The competence center ML2R participated in the online event, which took place on November 30 and December 1, with contributions from spokespersons Prof. Dr. Katharina Morik and Prof. Dr. Stefan Wrobel.
At the 4th Dortmund Science Conference, scientific and economic experts from Dortmund discussed the opportunities and challenges of AI with participating guests. ML2R spokesperson, Prof. Katharina Morik, and representative of the ML2R partner Fraunhofer IML, Prof. Michael ten Hompel, provided exciting insights into “AI research made in Dortmund”.
On October 26, Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. Michael ten Hompel was awarded the Innovation Prize of NRW in the category “Honorary Award”. Minister of Economic Affairs and Innovation, Pinkwart, commended ten Hompel, representative of the ML2R-partner Fraunhofer IML, for his contributions to sustainable advances in science, business and society.
The latest edition of the series “Grand Challenges: Answers from North Rhine-Westphalia”, which took place on October 29, focused on sustainable and trustworthy AI technologies. The event was co-organized by the competence center ML2R. Katharina Morik and Stefan Wrobel shaped the event’s program and presented innovative ML2R solutions.
The competence center ML2R has published a report on the implemented activities since its founding in 2018. The report, which gives readers an overview of research and transfer projects, opportunities for collaboration and cooperation partners as well as conducted events, is available online.
On October 20, the competence platform KI.NRW in cooperation with the ML2R will present basics, methods and potentials of automated analysis and processing of documents. Within the framework of the digital exchange format »AI2GO«, experts will provide insights into the research field of Cognitive Process Automation and show examples of its application in practice.
Scientific excellence and transnational exchange characterized the meeting of the ML2R’s Steering Board, the scientific advisory board of the Competence Center ML2R. The Steering Board integrates the ML2R into a network of outstanding, world-renowned researchers in the fields of Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence.
Exchange and knowledge transfer on the topic of Artificial Intelligence (AI) were the focus of the Intelligent Future Days 2020, a three-day event co-organized by the ML2R Competence Center, which brought together more than 250 participants from research, business and politics.