New Professorships

As further core elements of Cyber Valley, 10 new professorships, some of which will partially be financed by endowment funds, will be established at the University of Tübingen and at the University of Stuttgart.

The establishment of the new university chairs will be implemented in the next years. Initially, two Endowed Chairs will be established at the Universities of Tübingen and Stuttgart

Professorship for Machine Learning - funded by Robert Bosch GmbH

The Endowed Chair at the University of Tübingen is funded by Robert Bosch GmbH. It will focus its research on machine learning methods, particularly the deep learning approach. With this method, software processes information – using a procedure inspired by the human brain – in hierarchically organized neural networks in which the level of abstraction increases from layer to layer. The crucial difference compared to other approaches in machine learning is that engineers do not specify how the level of abstraction increases from layer to layer. Instead, the hierarchical structure organizes itself based on the data using a universal learning method. In this way, programs learn in images using training examples to identify people or objects and to interpret entire visual scenes. Using such a deep learning algorithm, the “AlphaGo” software recently managed to even beat a top player in the board game Go, whose complexity computers had previously been unable to master.

Daimler AG will establish the Endowed Chair at the University of Stuttgart on the topic of entrepreneurship in an era of digital transformation.

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