The Federal Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection (BMJV), together with leading companies, has published a code on corporate digital responsibility, a comprehensive definition of company responsibility in the field of digitalisation. Prof. Dr. Dr. Alexander Brink, Professor for Business Ethics at the University of Bayreuth, has lent his expert assistance to the development of these guidelines together with Dr. Frank Esselmann from concern GmbH, a spin-off of the University of Bayreuth, on behalf of BMJV. One of the central concerns dealt with by the code is the transparent handling of customer data.
Microscopic images of tissue sections can now be analyzed much more easily – with an innovative digital tool. Two researchers from Würzburg have received three prizes for this.
Through a recently developed experimental platform, topological matter can be realized in a fast, cost efficient, and versatile way. It was only about two years ago that researchers of the Cluster of Excellence ct.qmat–Complexity and Topology in Quantum Matter realized "Topolectric Circuits" and did important pioneering work on their conceptualization for synthetic topological matter. Another breakthrough has now been achieved by the team led by Würzburg physicist Prof. Dr. Ronny Thomale as they have observed topological phenomena in a circuit system with gain and loss. The theoretical foundation for non-Hermitian topology might enable optronic technologies in the long run.
AI algorithms can support medical personnel in diagnosing illnesses. However, to train these algorithms, a precious good warranting careful protection must be accessed: medical data. A team of researchers at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) has developed a technology that ensures that patients’ personal data are protected in the training of algorithms. It is now being used for the first time in an algorithm that identifies pneumonia in paediatric x-ray images.
Reflexes protect our bodies – for example when we pull our hand back from a hot stove. These protective mechanisms could also be useful for robots. In this interview, Prof. Sami Haddadin and Johannes Kühn of the Munich School of Robotics and Machine Intelligence (MSRM) of the Technical University of Munich (TUM) explain why giving test subjects a “slap on the hand” could lay the foundations for the robots of the future
Especially for blind or visually impaired people, computer applications that read texts aloud are already a great help in everyday life. Even when driving, people have long since become accustomed to the friendly voices from the navigation system, which save drivers from dangerous distractions. Naturally, the new technology also harbors dangers. The Institute for Information Systems at Hof University of Applied Sciences is conducting a study to determine the acceptance of artificially generated voices and is developing its own models for the German market.
Building a satellite with artificial intelligence on board that is trained in space: For this project, Professor Hakan Kayal from Würzburg is receiving 2.6 million euros from the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy.
An international research team has made progress towards improved materials for quantum sensor technology. Medicine, navigation and IT could benefit from this in the future.
A residential area in the Belgian city of Ghent, a university campus in Poznan, Poland, a hospital in Milan: at these three locations, the EU project RENergetic is investigating how citizen energy can be successful. The University of Passau is contributing expertise on artificial intelligence and sustainability.
Hof, 08.03.2021 - The high significance of digitally networked systems in the Internet of Things (IoT) has long been known in research and companies. For manufacturers, the data generated from networked systems represents a new, virtual service product with which innovative business models could be developed - if it weren't for the fact that the customers' fear of surveillance and data misuse is still so great. A new study by Prof. Dr. Christine Falkenreck (Hof University of Applied Sciences) and Prof. Dr. Ralf Wagner (University of Kassel) is now looking into the question of how customers can be involved in and convinced by new IoT business models.