Artificial intelligence - a future topic in studying and teaching

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is the focus of the Teaching Day at the Brandenburg University of Technology (BTU) Cottbus-Senftenberg on November 10, 2022.

The "Teaching Day 2022" puts the focus on competence development in the field of AI. Developments and ideas are made visible. Teachers and students discuss questions such as:

  • Which AI applications can enrich teaching and studying?
  • How can AI competencies be developed & promoted?
  • Which principles are essential for the ethical use of AI?

The event titled: "Artificial Intelligence at BTU: Teaching Concepts - Challenges - Practical Relevance" presents the new AI degree programs as well as projects and teaching concepts.It serves as a platform for professional exchange and aims to network regional players. The three central questions will be discussed from different perspectives in parallel sessions.

The Vice President for Studies and Teaching at BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg Prof. Dr. Peer Schmidt emphasizes: "Our goal is to offer students a practical approach to the methods and techniques of AI. This requires innovative and practice-oriented teaching and learning formats. In this way, we can promote the competence development of our students in the field of artificial intelligence. At the same time, we are making an important contribution to the digital transformation of our society, regionally, nationally and also in an international context."

During a panel discussion, student Fabian Mildner, cultural philosopher Prof. Hans Friesen, member of the Lusatian Center for Artificial Intelligence (LZKI) Prof. Dr. Ingo Schmitt as well as business economist Prof. Dr. Silke Michalk and medical educator Prof. Dr. Denny Paulicke will discuss the question "How do ethics enter artificial intelligence?".

Photo/Press Appointment17:15-17:45, BTU, Central Lecture Hall Building (ZHG), Lecture Hall A.

  • Awarding of this year's university teaching prize, endowed with 5,000 euros.
  • Recognition of the Runner-Up teaching awards
  • Awarding of six MINT women scholarships

The program schedule at a glance

About the new AI degree programs at BTU Artificial intelligence (AI) is a cross-cutting topic that can be found in diverse areas of technology and society. Topics such as the energy transition, autonomous driving or the diagnosis and treatment of diseases are closely linked to AI. For the education of young academics, the new AI degree programs address the concrete requirements and combine them with a modern, overarching teaching and learning concept.

The new AI degree programs at BTU are called:

Prof. Dr. Douglas Cunningham, head of the program, says about the orientation and differentiation of the programs: "The Artificial Intelligence (B.Sc.) and Artificial Intelligence (M.Sc.) programs have an algorithmic-scientific orientation and combine current knowledge and modern techniques from computer science, psychology and mathematics. The Artificial Intelligence Technology (Bachelor's and Master's) programs have a technical-engineering orientation and combine the current knowledge and modern techniques from computer science, psychology, and electrical engineering."


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Teaching Day 2022 will take place in the Central Lecture Hall Building at the central campus in Cottbus. (Photo: BTU)