The Germany Academic Exchange Service (DAAD – Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst) invited its alumni to Berlin to discuss recent advances in generative artificial intelligence. Dr. Holger Finken, Cordula Behrsing and Jana Zettler organized the event. Prof. Dr. Ute Schmid held the opening keynote on trustworthy AI. Prof. Joeran Beel also attended the meeting as he is both an alumnus of the DAAD (Tokyo and Cyprus) and serving on the scientific advisory board of the DAAD IFI program. The meeting featured many exciting presentations, including Dr. Norman Meuschke on the potential and risks of generative AI; Prof. Wolfgang Wahlster, one of the leading figures in artificial intelligence, on the ICSI in Berkeley; a panel discussion; a visit to the Berlin Open Lab; and an excellent dinner.
If you are a student at the University of Siegen, we, the Intelligent Systems Group, highly encourage you to consider applying for a DAAD scholarship. It enables you to study abroad, do research (e.g. as part of your Master’s thesis) and get to know new cultures. You also become a member of the ‘DAAD family’. Being an alumnus of the Deutsche Akademische Austauschdienst (DAAD) offers significant benefits, particularly for those in academia and research. The DAAD, renowned for promoting international academic exchange and cooperation, provides its alumni access to a vast network of professionals and scholars across various disciplines. This network can be invaluable for collaboration, research opportunities, and professional development. Furthermore, due to the DAAD’s prestigious reputation, DAAD alumni often gain enhanced credibility and recognition in their academic and professional fields. Alumni also benefit from ongoing support and resources provided by the DAAD, including access to exclusive scholarships, funding for further research, and participation in alumni events, which can foster lifelong learning and global engagement. This affiliation can significantly enrich one’s academic and professional journey, opening doors to international opportunities and collaborations.