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Intelligent Systems and AI

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Intelligent Systems and AI

Artificial intelligence (AI) and intelligent technologies are key future fields in Computer Science and of great social importance. Hardly any other scientific field experiences such dynamics in the development and application of its methods. The Faculty of Technology, with its long-standing profile focus on "Intelligent Systems", has an outstanding national and international expertise in research and teaching in this area.

Under the term intelligent systems, we consider all technical systems consisting of software and hardware components, which perceive their environment, recognize or infer relevant states or relations, and can act autonomously and purposefully. A central feature of these artificial cognitive systems is their ability to learn and adapt to changing situations, environments, tasks or users. These systems along with their underlying methods of AI and machine learning are highly relevant for enabling complex data processing, smart assistance or support systems, autonomous robots or intelligent human-machine interaction — and they are applied in a variety of areas such as automation, medicine, education, transport or in home environments.

The Faculty of Technology is home to leading work groups that address central aspects of intelligent systems in research and teaching. The Faculty is also responsible for renowned research institutes in the field of intelligent systems, such as the Research Center for Cognitive Interaction Technology (CITEC) with its innovation laboratory for human-centered automation (CoR-Lab), as well as partner in numerous national and international research projects and networks.

Research Groups

Former Research Groups

Applied Informatics  Prof. Dr.-Ing. Britta Wrede, Prof. Dr. Gerhard Sagerer
Artificial Intelligence Prof. Dr. Ipke Wachsmuth
Computer Graphics and Geometry Processing Prof. Dr. Mario Botsch
Computer Networks and Distributed Systems Prof. Peter Ladkin Ph.D.
Nature Inspired Computing and Engineering Prof. Dr.-Ing. Yaochu Jin
Natural Language Learning Dr. Steffen Eger

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