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Film series “Artificial Intelligence in Cinema”: Who is the better RoboCop?

“Chappie” is the third movie in the film series “Artificial Intelligence in Cinema” and will be shown on 28 May at 18:30 in the Filmhaus Saarbrücken. The action film from 2015 deals with an autonomous police robot that is kidnapped by street gangsters and receives human consciousness. This leads to a dramatic chain of circumstances. Cosmina Croitoru, a researcher at the Max Planck Institute for Computer Science in Saarbrücken, will then comment on the science fiction movie [...]

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Prime Minister of Saarland congratulates on the 50th anniversary of the computer science department

On the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the Department of Computer Science at Saarland University, Prime Minister Tobias Hans expressed his congratulations. During the ceremony in the evening Hans said: “The roots of today’s performance and importance of the computer science department began to grow five decades ago. They are the result of fruitful teamwork within the university as well as excellent cooperation with non-university research institutions and the IT industry, but also of [...]

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Founding father of the computer science department becomes honorary senator

Günter Hotz, retired computer science professor of Saarland University, has been appointed honorary senator of Saarland University at the symposium marking the 50th anniversary of the Department of Computer Science. Hotz, born 1931 in Rommelshausen, is considered a pioneer of German computer science. Among other things, he wrote standard works in the fields of formal languages, circuit theory and complexity theory. In 1969 he was appointed the first full professor of computer science at Saarland [...]

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A thorough characterization of structural variants in human genomes

Human genomes vary quite a bit from individual to individual. These differences include single nucleotide change in the DNA sequence, but even more variation comes from structural variants, which include additions, deletions and rearrangements of large segments of DNA. A recent study done by Professor Tobias Marschall and international colleagues used multiple advanced technologies to dive deeper than ever before to comprehensively characterize the structural variants present in three families, and what their functional consequences might be.

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