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  • 2019/02/07

    Developing a moral compass from human texts

    Können Maschinen einen Moral-Kompass entwickeln? Bild: Patrick Bal – © Patrick Bal

    Centre for Cognitive Science presents study about Artificial Intelligence

    Artificial Intelligence (AI) translates documents, suggests treatments for patients, makes purchasing decisions and optimises workflows. But where is its moral compass? A study by the Centre for Cognitive Science at TU Darmstadt shows that AI machines can indeed learn a moral compass from humans. The results of the study have been presented at this year’s ACM/AAAI Conference on AI, Ethics, and Society (AIES).

  • 2019/01/31

    New RMU project in the field of AI and deep learning

    Die beiden Sprecher des neuen Netzwerks DeCoDeML: Prof. Dr. Kristian Kersting, TU Darmstadt und Prof. Dr. Stefan Kramer, JGU. Bild: Zahra Ahmadi – © Zahra Ahmadi

    RMU Initiative Funding for Research supports the innovative DeCoDeML network

    A new innovative cross-university project in the field of computer science designed to further develop deep learning, the current engine of artificial intelligence, has won out in the third round of the Rhine-Main Universities (RMU) Initiative Funding for Research. The RMU Network for Deep Continuous Discrete Machine Learning (DeCoDeML) will combine the machine learning expertise of Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU), TU Darmstadt, and Goethe University Frankfurt, enabling them to tackle important unresolved issues in deep learning.

  • 2018/11/23

    Paving the way: an accelerator on a microchip

    Klein und vielseitig einsetzbar – Der Beschleunigerchip und eine Elektronenmikroskopie des Chips. Bild: Hagen Schmidt / Andrew Ceballos

    Electrical engineers at the TU developed design as part of international collaboration

    Electrical engineers in the accelerator physics group at TU Darmstadt have developed a design for a laser-driven electron accelerator so small it could be produced on a silicon chip. It would be inexpensive and with multiple applications. The design, which has been published in Physical Review Letters, is now being realised as part of an international collaboration.

  • 2018/11/07

    Keeping health data under lock and key

    Bei der Speicherung von Gesundheitsdaten ist jahrzehntelange Sicherheit erforderlich. Bild: Patrick Bal

    Scientists introduce sustainable long-term-secure storage for sensitive data

    Researchers from the Collaborative Research Center CROSSING at Technische Universität Darmstadt (Germany) have developed a solution that will ensure decades of safe storage for sensitive health data in a joint project with Japanese and Canadian partners. An initial prototype was presented during a recent conference in Beijing, China. The system will go into trial operation in Japan in the coming weeks.

  • 2018/10/10

    Supermaterials out of the microwave

    Junior research group leader Dr. Christina Birkel. Photo: Katrin Binner

    Christina Birkel researches the synthesis of new functional materials

    Using non-conventional methods, Christina Birkel and her colleagues in the Department of Chemistry of the TU Darmstadt produce metallic ceramics and new materials for the energy supply of the future.

  • 2018/09/25

    Rhine-Main is a top academic region

    Labor. Bild: Katrin Binner

    University alliance performs exceptionally well in 'Funding Atlas'

    The Rhine-Main Universities (RMU) in Darmstadt, Frankfurt and Mainz are among Germany's strongest strategic university alliances and the country's strongest academic regions having attracted 457 million euros in funding via the German Research Foundation (DFG).

  • 2018/09/17

    Keep cool

    Scientists at the HZDR are exploring the potential and limits of magnetizable materials. The capacitor bank enables ultrashort magnetic pulses. Picture: André Wirsig

    Researchers develop magnetic cooling cycle

    As a result of climate change, population growth, and rising expectations regarding quality of life, energy requirements for cooling processes are growing much faster worldwide than for heating. Another problem that besets today's refrigeration systems is that most coolants cause environmental and health damage. A novel technology could provide a solution: refrigeration using magnetic materials in magnetic fields.

  • 2018/09/14

    Searching through noise for pros and cons

    Dr. Johannes Daxenberger, Dr. Christian Stab and Dr. Tristan Miller (left to right), together with an international research team, are developing new methods for automatic recognition of arguments in large text sources. Picture: Katrin Binner

    TU Darmstadt develops argument search engine for Internet texts

    Structured decision-making support: The research project ”ArgumenText“ in the field of Ubiquitous Knowledge Processing has found a way to filter concrete pro and con arguments on any topic from amongst the noise of the internet.

  • 2018/06/21

    Combating hunger with artificial intelligence

    Prof. Dr. Kristian Kersting / Fachbereich Informatik. Bild: Katrin Binner

    Computer scientists want to improve the world food conditions

    In order to improve world food conditions, a team around computer science professor Kristian Kersting was inspired by the technology behind Google News.

  • 2018/06/11

    A recipe against the power of the quantum computers

    Professor Johannes Buchmann, Fachbereich Informatik. Bild: Gregor Rynkowski

    Signature method from Darmstadt could soon secure updates worldwide

    A method for digital signatures that is secure against quantum computers has been developed by a team from TU Darmstadt led by Professor Johannes Buchmann and is now a general Internet standard.

  • 2018/06/07

    Humboldt professorship for the TU Darmstadt

    Alexandre Obertelli. Bild: Sandra Junker

    Dr Alexandre Obertelli receives Germany's most highly endowed research award

    The TU Darmstadt is awarded an Alexander von Humboldt Professorship for the first time; it is also the first one in the state of Hesse. The nuclear physicist Dr Alexandre Obertelli, nominated by the TU Darmstadt, is one of five scientists from abroad who have just been selected for Germany's most highly endowed international research award.

  • 2018/04/05

    Freezing the web

    Professor Michael Pradel (l.) und Cristian-Alexandru Staicu. Bild: Katrin Binner

    Vulnerabilities in JavaScript-based web servers uncovered

    Scientists at the Center for Research in Security and Privacy (CRISP) demonstrate that malicious intentions may cause not functioning, apparently “frozen” websites. The scientists discovered vulnerabilities in JavaScript software modules, which allow cyber criminals to freeze specific web sites, so that other users cannot access the web site anymore.