The Human in the Center of Learning Systems
About the conference
Within the last years, machine learning has proved to be a technological game changer in various domains, ranging from medicine to robotics. Despite many advances and outstanding exhibitions of various systems endowed with artificial intelligence (AI), current approaches often lack flexibility, adaptability, robustness, and explainability: in contrast to humans, these systems are neither able to adapt a-priori knowledge to master new tasks, nor able to reflect on their own experience to actively explain and improve their performance. The KIT Science Week 2021 focuses on bringing the human back into the center of learning systems, by discussing the development of human-inspired, trustable, understandable, and adaptable AI technologies.
In conjunction of the KIT Science Week 2021, the DGR-Days, the meeting of the German Robotics Society (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Robotik, DGR) are held to foster a visible and interdisciplinary robotics community in Germany. Researchers from robotics, AI, cognitive science, psychology, neuroscience and other related disciplines are cordially invited to participate. The goal of the DGR is to create a forum for academic exchange to share advances, discuss research challenges and spark new collaborations in particular for young researchers, doctoral students and post-docs. This unique occasion brings together the international robotics community with leading reseachers and pioneers in artificial intelligence and human-centered robotics.
The program comprises 12 keynote lectures given by world-renowned scientists as well as 5 DGR Days Sessions with a total of 35 contributions by young scientists and also provides the opportunity to get together within the communication platform wonder.me for further discussions amongst the participants. Throughout the entire conference, this platform can be used 24h a day to get together and to continue discussions. Questions can be posted to the speakers directly using slido. More information on slido as well as wonder.be can be found below.
How to post your questions to the speakers of the conference
For the Q&A after the talks we are using the tool slido. No registration is required, just type in your question and hit the send button. The questions will be visible to the entire audience.
The session chair will then forward the question to the speaker by reading them out.
Virtual get together in the networking area
Wonder.me offers a virtual space with the possibility of open and dynamic group discussions. The virtual room can be thought of as a real room. Through several designated areas tagged with different topics and keywords within the big meeting room, you can thus find other participants with similar interests. Once you enter one of these areas with your avatar, you can either join conversations that are already taking place or wait until other users interested in talking come along to address them.
In order to start a conversation or enter into an existing one, only move your avatar into the vicinity of another user and start a conversation by klicking on the appearing button. Up to 15 users can participate in one conversation at the same time. Further information: www.wonder.me
All times are in 24h format. So hours from 00:00 to 11:59 are am, 12:00 to 23:59 are pm.