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Artificial Intelligence

Smart technology

They conduct research into human-robot cooperation, establish competence centres in fields as driverless cars, and use living labs to test the cities and factories of the future. And these are just a few examples of the scientific projects conducted at the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI).

“Willing To Do Anything for an Article in Science”

The number of scientific articles that have had to be withdrawn due to errors has increased tenfold in the last decade. A conversation with biochemist and research manager Ernst-Ludwig Winnacker about responsibility and temptation.

Fraud in science

And Lead Us Not Into Temptation

Fraud scandals shake the credibility of science. The perpetrators are driven by personal motives such as the craving for recognition or greed for success. But the real reasons for fraud and manipulation are embedded in the system.

Professor Dr. Chahan Yeretzian

The Lord of the Beans

Coffee expert Professor Dr Chahan Yeretzian can produce twelve words to describe the flavour of coffee. He knows everything there is to know about roasting, the appearance of coffee beans and the ideal pressure. Because coffee, the pleasure-seeking society’s drug of choice, has long since become a science.

Artificial intelligence

Master of the machines

Professor Dr Bernhard Schölkopf, an expert in artificial intelligence, teaches robots to learn and impresses both the business and the science world. He is a pioneer of the so-called core methods, building the foundations for the use of robots or for autonomous driving.