Press release 13/23 - 22.02.2023

The University of Augsburg to Present AI Research at the AI.BAY Conference in Munich

The Augsburg AI Production Network is participating in the 2023 Bavarian International Conference on AI, sharing its knowledge and insights with industry. Prof. Dr Elisabeth André to join a panel discussion on how Artificial Intelligence is changing our everyday lives.

Dr. Mechthild Roos

The University of Augsburg is participating at the first Bavarian International Conference on AI, AI.BAY 2023, which will take place from the 23rd to 24th of February. The new forum brings together leading representatives of the Bavarian AI Network, international, high-profile guests, as well as state politicians to discuss the future of AI and international developments.

AI Research and Transfer

How can Artificial Intelligence support the day-to-day operations of small to medium size enterprises? How do new ideas find their way into the day-to-day operations of production? Conference attendees can learn about how AI is changing the future of production at the AI Production Network’s exhibition stand at the Deutsches Museum. Prof. Dr Markus Sause, director of the AI Production Network at the University of Augsburg, and his team will be attending the conference. They will be exhibiting selected facilities and systems of the 5,300m2 new production hall, ‘Halle 43,’ which are currently being prepared in Augsburg near the university. These will be available for viewing at AI.BAY via hologram.

How is AI changing our lives?

How is AI changing our lives? In a session of the same name, Prof. Dr Elisabeth André, Professor of Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence at the University of Augsburg, will provide insight into the results of her research. At AI.BAY in Munich, she will discuss the relevance of Artificial Intelligence to our daily lives with other researchers.

“Social interactions shape our lives and are inherently emotional. Therefore, improving machines with a social interface can contribute to fostering natural and intuitive interactions between humans and machines,” explains the University of Augsburg professor, who was awarded the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize in 2021. She is currently researching how to make virtual agents and social robots learn human conversational behaviour in order to achieve the next level of human likeness. In her talk, André will share her and her team’s experiences in developing social interactive agents for various areas of application. However, the computer science professor will also demonstrate that AI research is not only concerned with technical solutions, but also has to consider the ethical, legal, and social implications of using such agents, which transcends disciplinary boundaries.


Scientific contact

Chair for Human-Centered Artificial Intelligence
Director AI production network
Mechanical Engineering