What I Am Working On

Projects during my PhD
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Publishing on challenges and opportunities in the age of the fourth industrial revolution

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Teaching bachelor and master courses at the University of Vienna

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PhD in CS

Researching a modelling method for the transition between scenarios, models, and CPSs

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Organizing and participating in summer schools, conferences, talks, and review activities.

Artificial Intelligence

"The more stupid one is, the closer one is to reality. The more stupid one is, the clearer one is. Stupidity is brief and artless, while intelligence squirms and hides itself. Intelligence is unprincipled, but stupidity is honest and straightforward." F. Dostojewski

In artificial intelligence, we look at the world and plays two tricks. What are those two tricks, you might wonder...

Well, the first trick is to outsmart causality, which is the "easy" part. Domain-specific abstraction and inference is the key, because there is no need to care for quarks and beauty and the weather on the North Pole to balance on two feet each day. However, the second trick and harder part is to outsmart whatever problems humans conceive. How will we build machines that outsmart ourselves in Chess, in Go, in art, in science?

This event, which probably is one of the most important ones in human history, might just be around the corner. While predictions become truths, AI is among the top of contemporary challenges and opportunities for humankind.

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