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Data science can help to bring light and dark to complex processes. | Photo: Andreas Töpfer

Good News – How data science helps us to better understand the Coronavirus pandemic

The pandemic caused by the Coronavirus starting back in late 2019 still affects the lives of billions of people around the globe even half a year... more
Computerlinguistik-Studentin Olha Zolotarenko | Foto: Oleg Gritsenko

“The Support Offered to International Students at the University of Potsdam Is Excellent” – Computational Linguistics Student Olha Zolotarenko Talks about Studying in the First Online Semester

On the corona pandemic – contributions from the University of Potsdam
Since March 2020, everything has been somewhat different, even at the University of Potsdam. Examinations at a distance, lectures online, seminars via... more
Prof. Dr. Ulrike Lucke. | Photo: Ernst Kaczynski

“I am enthusiastic about the open-mindedness with which digital media are being explored” – Computer scientist Ulrike Lucke on the possibilities offered by e-learning during the corona crisis

On the corona pandemic – contributions from the University of Potsdam
Since mid-March educational institutions have been closed, with schoolchildren and students at home. Virtually overnight, digital learning suddenly... more
„HyperBraille“ öffnet das Internet für Blinde. | Foto: Ernst Kaczynski.

Tactile web browsing – computer scientists make online services more accessible for the blind

Quickly check your email, look up the weather forecast, or get the latest news in the morning – many people use web services daily to stay informed or... more
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. Foto: 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
Grafik: 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. Foto: 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
Sprache hilft dank ihrer Variabilität, Brücken zu bauen. Bild: 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