WISSENSWERTE 2023 in Freiburg

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BrainLinks-BrainTools and NEXUS Experiments presented their work at the 20th edition of the congress for science journalists.

The Bremen WISSENSWERTE, a renowned dialog forum, brought together for the first time around 400 journalists, corporate and science communicators at the Messe Freiburg from October 25 to 27. The focus was on the topic of journalism in the age of AI. 

In the exhibition, 25 research facilities and institutions met, including the NEXUS Experiments platform, which introduced the BrainLinks-BrainTools center and presented current research results. The visitors had the opportunity for interdisciplinary exchange and networking. In addition to the exhibition, there was a varied program with panel discussions, workshops, expert talks and excursions.

In the "Data" research area, BrainLinks-BrainTools members Prof. Dr. Hannah Bast and Prof. Dr. Frank Hutter discussed with experts what AI language models such as ChatGPT and Co. are really good at, what hurdles and risks there are, and what could change in everyday journalism.

Prof. Dr. Tonio Ball and other experts presented many interesting ideas on a fascinating panel on the topic of "Brain-Computer Interfaces: Machines that read minds". 

Prof. Dr. Dr. Melanie Börries and Jun.-Prof. Dr. med. Philipp Kellmeyer shared concrete examples from clinical practice related to the application of artificial intelligence in healthcare. The visitors:inside were fascinated by how digitalization and complex algorithms can be used in medicine in the future. At the same time, the panelists emphasized the need to be self-critical about the limitations of using AI and how to improve the accuracy and efficiency of AI-based procedures and systems.