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New AG dual leadership at platform Lernende Systeme

fortiss Research Fellow Prof. Dr. Ute Schmid joins Volker Tresp, Professor of Machine Learning at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich, to head the Technologies and Data Science working group at the platform Lernende Systeme.
Prof. Dr. Ute Schmid
fortiss research rellow Prof. Dr. Ute Schmid takes on new functions at the platform Lernende Systeme.

For five years, the platform Lernende Systeme has been promoting interdisciplinary exchange and social dialog on artificial intelligence (AI) in Germany. To this end, it bundles existing expertise and supports Germany's further path to becoming a leading international technology provider. At the heart of the platform are seven working groups. Here, around 200 experts develop positions on opportunities and challenges as well as options for action for the responsible use of AI.

The leadership of the working groups of the platform Lernende Systeme - as well as the participation in them - is done on a voluntary basis. In some working groups, individual leadership functions now change after successful work. These will be newly appointed under the chairmanship of federal minister Bettina Stark-Watzinger (Federal Ministry of Education and Research) and acatech president Reinhard Ploss. Among other things, the Technologies and Data Science working group will have a new dual leadership, which Prof. Schmid will share with Prof. Tresp in the future.  

Prof. Dr. Ute Schmid is Professor for Applied Computer Science (esp. Cognitive Systems) at the University of Bamberg. She teaches and researches in the areas of AI, machine learning, and cognitive modeling. Her focus is on inductive programming, interpretable and human-like (human-level) machine learning, and the generation of explanations for classicators. With a degree in psychology and computer science, she is deeply dedicated to the advancement of women in computer science and offers computer science workshops for children and young adults. Since 2019, she supports the Robust AI lead project at fortiss as a research fellow and is involved in the IBM fortiss Center for AI.

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