In October, the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) announced the federal funding for the establishment of competence centres for machine learning. This is to say that research projects on artificial intelligence are pooled at four locations in Germany, including Berlin and Tübingen, two central locations of the Bernstein Network. These competence centres will play an important role in the federal government's declared strategy on artificial intelligence.
With every thought, every movement, whether conscious or unconscious, networks of neurons in our brain work together. The study of these neural systems is a central component of computational neuroscience, whose largest European conference will take place from September 26 to 28 at Technische Universität Berlin. The workshops and lectures not only deal with individual research results, they also relate to public discourse and questions on artificial intelligence or big data management.