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We believe that sharing what we learn about AI is our obligation. The AI-Hub is our public repository of the knowledge artifacts that we build for our partners. Here you can find relevant articles, materials, landscapes and much more. As a partner, you have access to even more, including our workshop materials, tools, etc.

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Life-saving Data from Satellite Images

Published on October 20, 2021

Two billion people are cut off from any power grid. They live with makeshift generators or without electricity at all. This is a massive challenge, especially for health care in times of a global pandemic. Improving the situation and providing affordable and sustainable access to energy is critical. Read how Village Data Analytics together with the support of IBM are using satellite images to tackle this challenge.

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Data Product Management - The Missing Link To Create Value From AI

Published on August 25, 2021

A large number of initiated ML projects remain stuck at a PoC level and fail to reach the hurdle of going into production - studies report failure rates between 80% and 90%. What is the reason for this lack of impact in “traditional” enterprises and the high share of failed projects? One major reason that we observe with increasing frequency is the lack of an AI product mindset. In this article with Mindfuel we address the challenges faced in todays teams and explore the need for a dedicated discipline and role to make data-driven products successful. We call this role the data product manager.

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Natural, Trust Region and Proximal Policy Optimization

Published on August 10, 2021

In this TransferLab Blog we present an overview of the theory behind three popular and related algorithms for gradient based policy optimization: natural policy gradient descent, trust region policy optimization (TRPO) and proximal policy optimization (PPO). After reviewing some useful and well-established concepts from mathematical optimization theory, the algorithms can be introduced in a very unifying manner.

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Cross-validation: what does it estimate?

Published on June 11, 2021

In this TransferLab Blog we review recent work analyzing in detail the type of error approximated by cross-validation and how standard error estimates produce optimistic confidence intervals, to then introduce a nested procedure providing tight confidence intervals around the type of error actually of interest in practice.

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New online course "Introduction to AI" on KI-Campus

Published on May 19, 2021

Within this article of the 'UnternehmerTUM Key Topic Series' you will get insights into the different modules of the course and get to know more about what you can expect when participating in the free online course 'Introduction to AI' in our trailer video!

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Artificial Intelligence in Business and Economy - Free Online Course

Published on April 16, 2021

Within this article of the 'UnternehmerTUM Key Topic Series' you will get insights into the different modules of the course and get to know more about how you and your company can profit from participating in the free online course 'Foundations of AI'!

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Solving PDEs With Neural Networks

Published on January 31, 2021

In this TransferLab blog we discuss some current trends applying ML to the solution of differential equations, and the difficulties faced. We focus on a family of methods (PINNs / DGMs) and their advantages and shortcomings.

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"AI is Always Just a Tool" - Interview with Dr. Philipp Hartmann, Director of AI Strategy at appliedAI

Published on October 5, 2020

In the following interview, which is part of the UnternehmerTUM Key Topic Series, Philipp Hartmann, Director of AI Strategy at appliedAI, reveals how companies can identify realistic use cases, what mistakes companies make during implementation and how an effective implementation of AI can succeed.

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How Corona Crisis is Affecting Artificial Intelligence in Europe - 5 Questions to Dr. Philipp Gerbert

Published on July 1, 2020

Dr. Philipp Gerbert, Future Shaper at UnternehmerTUM and Director at appliedAI sat down to discuss how the Corona crisis is affecting Artificial Intelligence in Europe. Watch the interview here.

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How Corona is changing AI

Published on March 31, 2020

Corona is a black-swan event for AI and will put it to the test. We discuss some of the implications this development has for the future of the field.

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AI Strategy in 5 Minutes

Published on September 11, 2019

A continuous series about AI strategy in small, digestible chunks. We cover a different topic every time we update this article.

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German AI Thought Leaders

Published on October 19, 2018

How corporates and startups are setting the tone for the future and applying AI technology in an exemplary manner.