In this picture, two heads are schematically shown overlapping. One of the heads is filled with circuits. A symbolic image for artificial intelligence.

Artificial Intelligence

Artificial intelligence (AI) today sometimes beats even the shrewdest experts - and yet is inferior to any toddler. Especially when it comes to recognising complex patterns in large amounts of data, AI is hard to beat. It is being used in more and more areas and can make our lives easier in many areas. However, it now also often makes decisions with far-reaching consequences for people. This places special demands on its reliability and transparency, and also raises ethical questions.

Christian Theobalt (wearing a light green shirt an jeans) is standig on an upper floor of the Max Planck Institute for Informatics which is open to inside. His hand rests on the steel banister of a rectangular gallery.

Max Planck Institute for Informatics and Google engage in a strategic research partnership more

a side-face stone sculpture of Minerva (roughly five meters high) on the left side of the glass entrance of an office building

The cooperation strengthens application-related research on artificial intelligence in Germany more

Artificial intelligence predicts eye movements

Scientists develop a software that can be used in combination with MRI data for research and diagnosis more

Peering into the Moon's shadows

Artificial Intelligence now provides sharper images of lunar craters that contain water ice more

We wouldn’t be able to control superintelligent machines

According to theoretical calculations of computer scientists, algorithms cannot contain a harmful artificial intelligence more

Learning from spectral experience

Deep learning algorithms facilitate the analysis of mass spectrometry data more

Artificial intelligence controls quantum computers

Neural networks enable learning of error correction strategies for computers based on quantum physics more

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