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DFKI supervisory board elects new chairman and new vice chairwoman

At its meeting on 03.11.2022 in Bremen, the DFKI Supervisory Board elected Dr. Ferri Abolhassan, Deutsche Telekom AG, as its new Chairman. The previous DFKI Supervisory Board Chairman, Dr. Gabriël Clemens, said goodbye after his three-year term of office had come to an end. Under his chairmanship, DFKI was able to increase its financial volume from €56.6 million in 2019 to an estimated €82.8 million in 2022. The Supervisory Board elected State Secretary Elena Yorgova-Ramanauskas, Ministry of [...]

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Computer Science Students’ Council gives out “Busy Beaver” Award

During the kickoff event of the winter semester 2022/23, the Computer Science Student Council again presented its “Busy Beaver” Award. With this award, the student council of the computer science programs recognizes lecturers who have distinguished themselves during the past semester through special commitment in teaching.

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Research network aims to enable efficient voice dialog systems for SMEs

In contrast to tech large corporations, small and medium-sized companies can usually only draw on a few dialogs with customers to develop chatbots for customer conversations. A research network involving scientists from Saarland University wants to change that. The project partners want to develop a voice dialog system that works with small amounts of data, but in the end is just as good as a system from an IT corporation. “SLIK – Synthesis of Linguistic Korpus Data” is funded by the BMBF.

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