An Introduction into Artificial Intelligence – a webinar as part of the project “Danube Region acute”

15.02.2021 - 10:00 bis 12:00

Artificial Intelligence (AI) has become a main driving force for innovation in the Danube region (and elsewhere), not only in the digital domain but also in diverse areas of application such as medicine, public administration, law, music or fine arts. Unlike popular belief, AI is not the Terminator stomping around but provides methods of analysis that seamlessly integrate into Business Analytics or other areas of application.

The international project “Danube Region acute”, a cooperation between univiersities and research centres in Hungary, Moldova, Austria and Baden-Württemberg, led by the Europa Zentrum Baden-Württemberg and financially supported by the Baden-Württemberg Stiftung, therefore focused on this topic and developed a series of online lectures and webinars for students and other interested people, in order to tackle different aspects of risks and potentials of AI in and for the Danube Region and beyond.

The expert and lecturer of this webinar will give an introduction into the world of “Artificial Intelligence” (AI). He will both, in language and style, especially address an audience with a non-technical background, in order to make them understand what the whole thing is about. The lecture starts with a discussion of what the term “Artificial Intelligence” means and what it encompasses. Some illustrations from the history of philosophy are necessary to clarify what “reasoning” and “intelligence” mean, two concepts which are essential to understand the essence of AI.
Different ways of reasoning are explained before moving over to the very heart of AI, namely

  • Supervised learning of robots and programmes
  • Unsupervised learning
  • Pattern recognition
  • Robotics and Bionics
  • Intelligent Agents and Multi Agent-Systems
  • which lead to the transfer of how AI actually works. Many illustrations and short film sequences enrich the whole lecture, whose aim is to transfer knowledge in simple and understandable words.

    The lecturer, Prof. Dr. Robert Müller-Török, is full professor of e-Government at the University of Public Administration and Finance, Ludwigsburg (Germany). His main areas of research cover e-Government, e-Democracy with a view on e-Voting and Citizen Participation as well as Business Process Reengineering.
    The webinar was jointly developed with Prof. Dr. András Nemeslaki, Budapest University of Technology and Economics.

    Moderator: Irina Cojocaru (Information Society Development Institute, Chisinau)

    To take part in the webinar, you have to apply (free of charge) and register (name and email
    address) via the application form (“Buchungsformular”) below
    . – Deadline for registration is Saturday, 13 Feb 2021, 8pm CET.
    The form asks for the number of places (“Plätze”) you want to book in the webinar (please only choose 1 per registration), the title (“Anrede”: “Herr” is Mr., “Frau” is Mrs.), the first name (“Vorname”), the second name (“Nachname”), the institution and your email address. Only second name and email address are obligatory. Compulsory is also that you tick-off the box with the acknowledgement of data processing for the webinar by the Europa Zentrum Baden-Württemberg (“Ich willige ein, dass … Datenschutzerklärung”). – Once registered, you’ll receive a confirmation that you have been registered. A further email with the webinar link will be sent to you shortly before the start of the webinar.
    By registration, you’ll accept that this webinar may be recorded and later published.

    Project Manager: Florian Setzen, Europa Zentrum Baden-Württemberg.

    Buchungen sind für diese Veranstaltung nicht mehr möglich.