What I Am Working On
Publishing on challenges and opportunities in the age of the fourth industrial revolution
Teaching bachelor and master courses at the University of Vienna
PhD in CS
Researching a modelling method for the transition between scenarios, models, and CPSs
Organizing and participating in summer schools, conferences, talks, and review activities.
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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Here is a video webinar I presented for an EU project about design thinking in the digital age and how to support design thinking through digitalization. This video was developed as part of the EU project Digital Design Skills for Factories of the Future (DigiFoF). The project proposes a network of training environments where HEIs, Read more about Design Digitalization[…]
It is done. On Monday, 22.07.2019, I successfully defended my thesis titled: “A conceptual modelling approach for design and use in cyber-physical environments: the s*loT modelling method”. What is it about? Here is an executive summary: The smart digitalization age introduces an ICT-enabled bridging opportunity between (1) what is in the heads of people and (2) Read more about I actually did it![…]
Organizations have to adapt to changes to stay competitive. One current disruptive influence is the emergence of smart assistants. Google Duplex, Microsoft Xiaoice, Amazon Alexa, and open source alternatives like mycroft.ai or snips.ai provide more and more capabilities for users. The hypothesis is that language https://mycroft.aican enable a better mode of providing value to customers and a better customer Read more about Smart Assistants[…]
Design Thinking is a considerable driving force in the business world because Design achieves purpose and business goals, following a human-centered approach to innovation. Thereby, Design Thinking breaks down complex issues into tangible ones by understanding context and people. This short feature film demonstrates how Artificial Recognition and Conceptual Modelling can support Design Thinking.
This short feature film illustrates how Conceptual Modelling is applied in the OMiLAB Vienna IoT Product Space. The motivation was to find a framework that is able to fuse the domains of Design Thinking and Cyber-Physical Systems.
Das Broadcast Feature beschäftigt sich mit der Auswirkung der Einbindung von künstlicher Intelligenz (KI) in unseren Alltag und den daraus resultierenden Veränderungen für unsere Gesellschaft. Im Fokus stehen dabei die Themenbereiche der Mobilität, Medizin und der aktuellen Forschung sowie deren Produkte, welche nicht nur unseren Alltag erleichtern, sondern ihn auch verbessern sollen. Zusätzlich werden Read more about Feature Film: AI[…]
Educator and entrepreneur Sebastian Thrun wants us to use AI to free humanity of repetitive work and unleash our creativity. In an inspiring, informative conversation with TED Curator Chris Anderson, Thrun discusses the progress of deep learning, why we shouldn’t fear runaway AI and how society will be better off if dull, tedious work is Read more about Ted Talk – What AI is[…]
AlphaGo, the GO program made by Google, is scheduled to play vs. Lee Sedol, one of the worlds best go players around – if not the best. Will the the story continue along the lines of games like Checkers, Chess, and Jeopardy or will humans make a last stand? Games are scheduled for March 9, Read more about AlphaGo vs. Lee Sedol[…]
Boston Dynamics released a new video. A few reaction videos show empathy with the poor abused Robot! A new version of Atlas, designed to operate outdoors and inside buildings. It is specialized for mobile manipulation. It is electrically powered and hydraulically actuated. It uses sensors in its body and legs to balance and LIDAR and Read more about Atlas, The Next Generation[…]