DWIH Focus Topic for 2019: Artificial Intelligence

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Artificial intelligence (AI) is currently being discussed more intensively worldwide than almost any other topic. This is why the German Centres for Research and Innovation are addressing AI in their activities in 2019 and exploring central aspects of AI in their host countries.

Global relevance

For Germany as a country of research and innovation, issues relating to the subject of artificial intelligence play a central role. In all five DWIH host countries, artificial intelligence in science and research is also being explored from every conceivable perspective. The DWIH are ideally suited as forums for fostering an interdisciplinary and international exchange on the important future topic of AI.

The Board of Trustees of the DWIH network has therefore selected artificial intelligence as the overarching focus topic for all five DWIH in 2019. Together with its supporters, each DWIH will thus pursue a variety of activities relating to this topic, creating springboards for further cooperation in the future.

Artificial intelligence is the DWIH network’s annual focus topic

Further information about the choice of the DWIH focus topic for 2019 can be found on the DWIH network’s website.

USA: artificial intelligence at the highest level

The DWIH New York boasts a strong network in the USA, which remains the global leader in AI research. This is thanks not least to the North America Office of the Technical University of Munich in San Francisco , which is one of the supporters of the DWIH and benefits from its proximity to the corporate culture of Silicon Valley.

The DWIH New York accompanies current trends

As recently as March 2019, the Hasso Plattner Institute (HPI), whose New York office is likewise a supporter of the DWIH, launched an AI collaborative venture on the US East Coast. Together with the renowned Mount Sinai Health System, a teaching hospital in New York, the Hasso Plattner Institute for Digital Health at Mount Sinai (HPIMS) was established. “We know that we can use artificial intelligence and real-time analysis of comprehensive health data from electronic patient records, sensor technologies and genome analyses to save lives, prevent illness and improve the health of our fellow humans”, emphasises Professor Erwin Böttinger, a professor at HPI and director of the Digital Health Center.