VW Foundation support for project on societal impact of AI
The Volkswagen founation provides seed funding to prepare a proposal on desolidarization effects of Smart City Applications. The corresponding consortium is led by Prof. Kai Eckert from Stuttgart Media University. From the Mannheim side the Chair of Artificial Intelligence (Prof. Stuckenschmidt) ...
Graeme Hirst is Visiting Professor at the DWS Group
Prof. Graeme Hirst from the University of Toronto is visiting the DWS Group during March. Graeme is well known for his work on natural language processing. He will work with PhD students from the AI and the NLP Area on advanced methods for argumentation analysis in natural language texts. For more ...
New Champion of the „Bohnenspiel WM“
In the 2018 edition of the annual Bohnenspiel WM a new champion emerged! As integral part of the AI bachelor lecture, every year the students have the chance to participate in small groups in a tournament called the Bohnen-WM. For this tournament the students have to design and implement an AI that ...
Paper accepted at COLING 2018
The position paper „Automatic Assessment of Conceptual Text Complexity Using Knowledge Graphs“ by Sanja Štajner and Ioana Hulpus has been accepted at the 27th International Conference on Computational Linguistics (COLING 2018), the premier international conference on Computational Linguistics. 
Data Science Conference LWDA 2018 in Mannheim
The Data and Web Science Group is hosting the Data Science Conference LWDA 2018 in Mannheim on August 22-24, 2018. LWDA, which expands to „Lernen, Wissen, Daten, Analysen“ („Learning, Knowledge, Data, Analytics“), covers recent research in areas such as knowledge discovery, machine learning & data ...
Roche Hypo University Challenge won by DWS-AI
We are happy to announce that Jakob Huber and Timo Sztyler reached the 1st place in the Hypo University Challenge that was hosted by Roche Diabetes Care GmbH and powered by IBM.