It’s not just Amazon’s Alexa that is making artificial intelligence (AI) part and parcel of our daily lives. Whether voice assistance systems or the rapidly growing list of autopilot functions in state-of-the-art vehicles – AI is always there in the background. However, getting to this point has required a paradigm shift. Today, instead of every knowledge processing step being manually coded, machine learning methods are programmed. These methods help the systems to identify the structures in our world independently and continuously grow their knowledge base. This type of machine learning has already become established in many application areas for speech processing and image and object recognition and is becoming increasingly important for digitalization in business and wider society. That is why the German National Academy of Science and Engineering (acatech) is at CeBIT 2017 in Hannover to offer a clear overview of this key digitalization technology.
But that’s not all, acatech is also extending a very special offer. On 20 March, acatech and its partners at the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) are launching a three-week online course that anyone can take part in for free. Over the three weeks, scientists, business experts, researchers and users will guide participants through machine learning methods and define tools and application areas. Using specific examples from areas such as the automotive industry, the healthcare sector and retail, the course will also highlight the problems that can already be resolved with the aid of machine learning. Further information and registration details can be accessed via the following link: https://mooc.house/channels/acatech