Articles and Interviews

Sino-German Alumni Expert Network

“A dating platform for engineers”

The Sino-German Alumni Expert Network for Engineering is one of seven expert networks launched by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research in October 2017 as part of the Sino-German Alumni Networks project (DCHAN for short). These networks promote exchange with China as an increasingly important research location and market, and build bridges even in politically difficult times. 

Brief Enquiries

How Can You Sensitise Siri, Ms Gasic?

Thanks to modern dialogue systems like Alexa and Siri, computers have become our everyday helpers: on voice command they deliver information, operate stereo equipment, switch the lights on and even tell jokes. But they do it without a trace of emotion – a normal conversation is impossible. Milica Gasic from Serbia wants to change that.

Overview of artificial intelligence (AI) in Germany

“AI Made in Germany”

Germany’s goal is clear: To become an international leader in the field of artificial intelligence and robotics – the ultimate goal would be to be number one worldwide. Germany’s position compared to its competitors like the USA or China is the subject of a somewhat heated debate featuring differing assessments. This article presents the current status of AI in Germany and sheds some light on AI policy, courses of study, research, startups, as well as platforms and projects.

From orphan to member of the Bundestag

A scholarship can change a life. That fact was illustrated at a welcoming celebration for DAAD scholarship holders in Berlin, where Dr. Karamba Diaby told his extraordinary life’s story. He is the first member of the German Bundestag with African roots.