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Film Series “Artificial Intelligence in Cinema”: Do Computers Love Better?

In love with the voice of an operating system: the movie “Her” skillfully presents this idea. An Oscar-winning script, an erotic voice and a loner as protagonist all contribute. Afterwards, Vera Demberg, Professor of Computer Science, and Alexander Koller, Professor of Computational Linguistics, both at Saarland University, comment on the film’s scientific content. It is the penultimate film in the film series “AI in cinema”. The Filmhaus in Saarbrücken is showing it [...]

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Experience it for yourself! Try out “Data Science and Artificial Intelligence” before registering!

Artificial intelligence and data science are regarded as occupational fields of the future. Saarland University teaches these disciplines in the new study program “Data Science and Artificial Intelligence”. On Friday, September 6, high school graduates can try out the new subject for four hours. A hands-on workshop, lectures and current research projects are presented to give students a realistic impression of the subject. The offer is free of charge, but Saarland University asks participants to register online.    

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Artificial Intelligence in Cinema: Blade Runner

The cult film “Blade Runner” will be shown by the Filmhaus as “Director’s Cut” as part of the film series “Artificial Intelligence in Cinema” (Original with subtitles). Produced in 1982 under the direction of Ridley Scott, the science fiction film deals with the creation of artificial humans as the epitome of the highest technical achievement. Antonio Krüger, computer science professor at Saarland University and scientific director at the German Research [...]

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Journalist Award for Computer Science: Application deadline ends in four weeks

Two minutes of looking into the camera is enough for an app to measure blood pressure, election machines in the United States are vulnerable via the Internet and an online short-term accommodation platform is defending itself against accusations of being responsible for housing shortages in cities. The latest headlines show how IT applications permeate everyday life. This is why the Saarland State Chancellery and the Competence Center Computer Science Saarland are awarding journalistic, German-language [...]

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DEF CON 2019: Cybersecurity experts from Saarland University compete against the best of the best in the USA

IT security contests called “Capture the Flag” (CTF) are considered hacker contests, but for students this kind of competition is a practical exercise that beats any lecture on IT security in terms of learning enjoyment. Since 2014, the “saarsec” group, which also is made up of cybersecurity students from Saarland University, has taken part in such competitions. Now they will also be able to take part in the renowned CTF competition of the IT security conference “DEF CON”, which starts August 8th in Las Vegas, USA.

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