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Technology giants zealously guard their data records – a policy with strict laws that slows down data transfer. So how does research on AI in Germany organize its basic supply of data?

At the symposium "Interdisciplinarity Revisited", 150 scientists from all over the world discussed the added value of interdisciplinary approaches in research and teaching.

In its funding initiative on artificial intelligence (AI), the Foundation promotes close collaboration between the technical and social sciences in order to enable future-oriented AI research in the interests of society at large. An interview with the initiative's program directors.

An international symposium at the Humboldt Forum in Berlin on October 3 and 4, 2019 discusses the importance of interdisciplinary cooperation and new perspectives.

Nine young researchers have now convinced the Volkswagen Foundation's international panel of experts and board of trustees with their unconventional projects: they receive a 'Freigeist' Fellowship that gives them maximum freedom and a clear time perspective for their research.

Interview with Dr. Christian Peters, co-organizer of the conference "Forces and Forms of Doctoral Education Worldwide" in Hanover, Germany on September 5 to 6, 2019

Ethical aspects are rarely considered when it comes to the design and the programming of a robot. This is where Aimee van Wynsberghe, co-founder and co-director of the Foundation for Responsible Robotics, is stepping in. 

The proceedings of the ISEE Africa Conference are now available online, documenting the future-oriented discussions about new ways in engineer training. 

The Herrenhausen Conference on May 6-8, 2019, focussed on food production in cities and elaborated why urban agriculture should be part of a sustainable urban planning in the future.