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Datenassimilation findet in vielen Gebieten Anwendung – mit am längsten eingesetzt wird sie in der Meteorologie. Grafik: Andreas Töpfer.

The Best of Both Worlds - The Connection between the Weather, Amoebae, and the Human Gaze

Data is all the rage. Satellite images make the entire world available - in detail and around the clock. Humans, too, are being captured down to the... more
Prof. Dr. Christoph Lippert. Foto: HPI/Kay Herschelmann

And all for One - Christoph Lippert explains how data from millions of people can help the individual patient

The assistant is looking apprehensively into the diary. “The meeting is delayed,” she says. “And the next appointment begins in an hour.” In between,... more
Prof. Dr. Torsten Schaub. Photo: Thomas Roese.

The Universal Problem Solver – “AI Made in Potsdam” on its Triumphal Procession around the World

People have always had to solve tricky problems. But with the accumulation of more and more data, new challenges have emerged that are often too... more
Graphic: Andreas Töpfer

“Alexa, are you intelligent?” – Artificial Intelligence and What We Need It For

When you ask e-commerce giant Amazon’s virtual assistant about its intelligence, you will hear, “Yes, I think, therefore I am.” Alexa has learned... more
Jonas Enderlein. Photo: Tilo Bergemann.

Navigating the Startup Jungle – Potsdam Transfer advises entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs

Universities are the nucleus of new knowledge and ideas. The finest minds come here. But even though there is great potential for new business models... more
Thanks to its variability, language helps to build bridges. Photo: Fotolia/

Testing the Limits – A Special Research Area Investigates How Flexible Language Really Is

It’s Friday morning at a weekly market in Berlin. Those who visit the Maybachufer market in the district of Neukölln are treated to a little journey... more
Photo: Fotolia/Elnur.

The Human Factor – Professor Emmanuel Müller is working on new data analysis methods

For most people, “big data” is just an abstract term, an obscure mass of numbers, data, and formulas. Emmanuel Müller, however, is at home in this... more

Guido-Reger-Gründerpreis an Start-up "PerfAccT" verliehen

Potsdam Transfer vergibt alljährlich den mit € 500 dotierten Guido-Reger-Gründerpreis. Ihn erhielt das Start-up „PerfAccT“ für eine Innovation im... more
Image: Gilles Blanchard

Bit by Bit

Gilles Blanchard Uses Statistics for Machine Learning
Not only people but also computers learn. Character and spam recognition are examples of how computer programs automatically learn to make... more