Encoding Cultures: Björn Ommer | The Art of Seeing

Encoding Cultures. Living Amongst Intelligent Machines

Encoding Cultures. Living Amongst Intelligent Machines
Encoding Cultures. Living Amongst Intelligent Machines
27.04.2018 to 28.04.2018

Recent advances in the field of artificial intelligence are revolutionizing the way with which we think and act. They give an idea of the fundamental changes that will affect our society in the coming years. The interdisciplinary symposium »Encoding Cultures. Living Amongst Intelligent Machines« brought scientists, programmers and developers, cultural theorists and artists into dialogue with a broader public. The lectures and discussions provide insight into the latest state of research and development in the field of machine learning and ask about the current and long-term effects of this technology on science, business, politics, art and society.

Björn Ommer received a diploma in computer science from the University of Bonn, Germany and a Ph.D. degree in computer science from ETH Zurich. Thereafter, he held a postdoctoral position in the computer vision group at the University of California, Berkeley. In 2009, he joined Heidelberg University, Germany, where he is a full professor for scientific computing in the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science, and he is also on the faculty of the Department of Philosophy. Ommer is heading the computer vision group that is affiliated with the Heidelberg Collaboratory for Image Processing and is a co-director of the Interdisciplinary Center for Scientific Computing. He serves as an associate editor for IEEE T-PAMI. His research interests are in the field of computer vision and machine learning with applications in neuroscience and the digital humanities.

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