The Network of National Centres of Excellence for AI Research has launched its virtual Pitch Talks. Researchers within the network hereby discussed current research on Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning and Big Data. Katharina Morik coordinates the network, which unites six leading AI research institutions in Germany.
Prof. Dr. Katharina Morik and Prof. Dr. Stefan Wrobel, speaker of ML2R, are contributing to this year’s conference of the “Plattform Lernende Systeme”, Germany’s platform for Artificial Intelligence. The conference on the topic “AI is now. Seizing opportunities – shaping development” will take place virtually on February 23, 2021, starting at 10 am.
Katharina Morik is among the first 50 signatories of #SheTransformsIT. The initiative is dedicated to empowering women and girls in IT and aims to increase their participation in shaping the societal process of digitization. The ML2R promotes the next generation of female researchers and educates them to become leading ML experts.
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.