The objectives are to increase the capacity and theoretical knowledge on AI as well as the engineering skills, and to show impact on real world applications working together with start-ups, industry and public institutions. A number of demonstration projects will show the potential and impact.
Obvious synergies with all other disciplines lie in the potential use of machine learning where rule-based decisions have been used earlier. Big data analysis relies on an increasing degree on machine learning, and image and text data make part of big data corpora. Likewise new ML algorithms and proof of their performance can find input from for example the Efficient Algorithms and Data Structures WS4.
Human computer interfaces and information visualisation exploit machine learning and insight into AI systems relies on the development on advanced information visualisation. Likewise, cyber physical systems, autonomous systems use machine learning and IoT make sensor systems for AI. Verification and cybersecurity rely on AI to an increasing degree. Dually, it is also promising with an emerging focus on robustness verification of deep neural networks.