Algorithms that Aristotle would have liked: a team at the University of Passau is developing an Artificial Intelligence system based on the ancient art of rhetoric. This AI system could be able to detect implicit insults on the Web, but also to recognize which of two legal arguments is the better.
How do killer whales communicate? A team of researchers at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) set out to find answers. In order to find out how whales communicate, the researchers used deep learning to analyse the audio recordings and then compared these with the animals’ behaviour. The project has received 400,000 euros in funding from the German Research Foundation (DFG).
Intelligent cameras are the next milestone in image and video processing A team of researchers at the Chair of Multimedia Communications and Signal Processing at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) has developed an intelligent camera that achieves not only high spatial and temporal but also spectral resolution. The camera has a wide range of applications that can improve environmental protection and resource conservation measures as well as autonomous driving or modern agriculture. The findings of the research have been publishedas an open access publication.
People in rural regions generally have strong community ties. Neighbors know and support one another, for example, keeping an eye on the kids or helping with the shopping. Social bonds as close as these are rare in the big city. But many city dwellers’ living situation is such that they depend on outside help. The Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS and its partners are working on a new service concept to address these needs. They aim to promote solidarity in urban communities with a neighborhood assistance app developed specifically to this end.
The analogue world could make the Internet of Things more secure. In two DFG projects, research teams in Passau are investigating future possibilities for the deployment of physically unclonable functions in memory structures and nanomaterial-based components.
The use of e-government in the German speaking region continues to increase. In Germany, 54 percent of Internet users used digital administrative services for the first time in 2020, making up more than half of all Internet users; in Austria the figure is 72 percent and in Switzerland 60 percent. This is the conclusion reached by the eGovernment MONITOR 2020, a representative study conducted by the Initiative D21 and the Technical University of Munich (TUM), carried out by Kantar.
With its third FAU Open Research Challenge, the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) is targeting international young talents or teams of young researchers who have a weakness for big data, algorithms, and gaming. Participants will solve challenges in the fields of paleontology or digital humanities – and so make an important contribution to research in these areas. However, they do not need to be paleontology or humanities graduates to apply! The platform is now open at www.openresearchchallenge.org.