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Adlershof Journal März/April 2019. Titelbild

04.03.2019

Adlershof Journal March/April 2019

K. O. or A. I.? What artificial intelligence is doing to us and our time:

Man and machine: Who is calling the tune? // Clever chaps: football-playing robots and automated transporters //  Great cinema: a journey through the history of AI //

Illustration: Dorothee Mahnkopf © WISTA Management GmbH

04.03.2019

Do machines dream of human rights?

Artificial intelligence as a theme for film – a journey through cinematic history:

Essay by Rüdiger Suchsland, a German film journalist and film critic The sentences have to be short and precise. That’s the first thing you learn when communicating with an artificial intelligence. It’s also the advice Chuck...

Linda Onnasch, HU © WISTA Management GmbH

04.03.2019

An interview with Linda Onnasch

The Berlin psychologist is researching how humanlike machines ought to be:

She was never interested in becoming a therapist. Instead, psychologist Linda Onnasch is investigating how humanlike a machine ought to be and who should have the final say in the cooperation between man and machine. For all...

Daniel Herfert, GFaI © WISTA Management GmbH

04.03.2019

The Quality Inspector

Daniel Herfert develops industrial applications with AI inside:

He studied under a visionary. In 2050, a robot football team will defeat the German national team, Daniel Herfert’s academic teacher Hans-Dieter Burkhard loved to prophesise. Outlooks like this are not uncommon on the...

Neurocat GmbH © WISTA Management GmbH

04.03.2019

Hype or High Potential?

Adlershof-based companies develop strategies for wise and safe use of AI:

Companies seem to have no lack of money and exhilaration when it comes to using artificial intelligence and Big Data. But when it comes to strategies for how to use them wisely and standards for how to use them safely, then...

Heinrich Mellmann, HU Berlin © WISTA Management GmbH

04.03.2019

When robots take over the work: from transporting to kicking

Researchers and companies in Adlershof are hands-on involved in the development:

A tense hush descends as the Berlin United team scuffles in front of the opposing goal. Will the player make the shot and bring the game to a draw? He shoots, he scores and the crowd roars wildly: Draaaw! They could still...

Bild: © AIBrain

04.03.2019

Adlershof Intelligence

AiBrain aims to develop a completely autonomous artificial brain:

The small business AIBrain has big plans: to develop an artificial intelligence that thinks, learns, remembers and solves problems like a human. The artificial brain is already working in the company’s first products. ...

Prof. Rasha Abdel Rahman, Prof. Verena Hafner, HU Berlin © WISTA Management GmbH

04.03.2019

Communication has to be learnt

Preparing robots to absorb information with all senses / New cluster of excellence „Science of Intelligence“ with HU and TU Berlin:

Languages, gestures, facial expressions and much more – that is how human-to-human communication works. How the complex human ability to communicate can be reproduced in an artificial intelligence is the subject of research...

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01.03.2019

Multiagents to break up traffic jams

DLR traffic researchers are looking for solutions to increasing freight traffic:

Gernot Liedtke is working on making the future navigable – in the truest sense of the word. The department head at the German Aerospace Center (DLR) and his team are researching whether delivery vehicles in future could still...

Prometronics © WISTA Management GmbH

01.03.2019

AI analysis for the superficial

At the Adlershof Founder’s Lab the start-up ProMetronics is working on flawless functional microsurfaces:

The young Adlershof company ProMetronics UG combines 3D microscopy with artificial intelligence to inspect the quality of functional microsurfaces already in the manufacturing process. If defects are detected, the AI findings...

Galliumarsenid-Einkristall 4", gezüchtet mit der VGF-Methode | Photo: IKZ

28.02.2019

G-ray Nanotech and IKZ join forces to develop detector-grade Gallium Arsenide wafers

New platform for very high performance X-ray detectors:

G-ray Nanotech and IKZ have entered into a research and development collaboration covering the doping of Gallium Arsenide structures and the manufacturing of high purity crystals in wafer form factor for detector...

21.02.2019

Boehringer Ingelheim and 3B Pharmaceuticals sign drug discovery collaboration

Harnessing the structural plethora of peptides to discover novel therapeutics:

3B Pharmaceuticals GmbH (3BP), a private German biotechnology company announced a multi-year collaboration in the field of peptide-led drug discovery with Boehringer Ingelheim. Under the agreement, 3BP will employ its...

Dr. Björn Rau und Dr. Markus Sauerborn bauen die Beratungsstelle auf. Copyright: Silvia Zerbe/HZB

04.02.2019

Towards the Climate Neutral City

The Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin is opening an independent consulting office for integrating photovoltaics into buildings in Berlin Adlershof:

The Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin is opening a national consulting office for integrating photovoltaics into buildings (BAIP) this spring. The consulting office will support building owners, architects, and municipal planners in...

CIGS Tandem scheme

01.02.2019

Thin-film tandem cells made of perovskite and CIGSe semiconductors

Ultra-thin and extremely efficient solar cell due to new material combination:

An HZB team has fabricated and characterised a thin-film tandem solar cell made of perovskite and CIGSe. They relied on a simple, robust fabrication process that is also suitable for scaling up to large surface areas. The...

Untersuchung Aspirin MBI

31.01.2019

Dynamic aspirin – first and direct insight in electrons motions

Molecular vibrations drive electrons over large distances:

Aspirin is not only an important drug but also an interesting physics model system in which molecular vibrations and electrons are coupled in a particular way. For the first time, x-ray experiments in the ultrashort time...

NUBIS Bürokomplex Vogelperspektive. Bild: PROJECT Immobilien

29.01.2019

The “NUBIS” office complex in Berlin Adlershof is fully let

Demand for commercial properties remains very high:

After handing over the last 113 m² of rental space, PROJECT Immobilien is able to announce that the “NUBIS” office complex in the Science and Technology Park in Berlin-Adlershof has been fully let. It was only recently that...

DIRIS-Board/Display-Bundle

22.01.2019

DIRIS Digital Video Recorder Boards are now available bundled with selected displays

Exhibition Embedded World 2019: X-SPEX presents Video Recorder Board bundled with Display (5", 7" or 10"):

At the Embedded World Exhibition (Feb 26th to 28th, 2019 in Nuremberg) X‑SPEX, the specialist for industrial video recorders from Berlin/Germany, enhances the product range. A special feature of DIRIS video recorder boards is...

Untersuchung von Bodenproben nach Mikroplastik

21.01.2019

BAM researchers detect microplastics in soils quickly and accurately

Investigation of soil samples by NIR probe & decision on microplastics content by multivariate data analysis of NIR spectra:

Microplastics can be found in almost every ecosystem, in water, air and soil. Nevertheless, there is a lack of precise knowledge about the actual quantities and their distribution. The reason for this lies in the similarity...

18.01.2019

How Molecules teeter in a laser field

MBI scientists demonstrate the first attosecond transient absorption spectroscopy (ATAS) experiment on a polyatomic molecule:

When molecules interact with the oscillating field of a laser, an instantaneous, time-dependent dipole is induced. This very general effect underlies diverse physical phenomena such as optical tweezers, for which Arthur...

Badewanne

17.01.2019

How could artificial photosynthesis contribute to limiting global warming?

Forscher veröffentlichen Berechnungen, um CO2 aus der Atmosphäre zu entfernen, und plädieren für drastische Reduzierung von Emissionen:

If CO2 emissions do not fall fast enough, then CO2 will have to be removed from the atmosphere in the future to limit global warming. Not only could planting new forests and biomass contribute to this, but new technologies...