Upcoming Events

Data Science and Artificial Intelligence

16 Apr 2019 | 7 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities (BBAW), Berlin, Germany

The Arab-German Young Academy of Sciences and Humanities (AGYA) in cooperation with the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities (BBAW) cordially invites to a public evening event in the framework of the AGYA Annual Conference in Berlin.


Welcome Address
AGYA Co-Presidents Prof. Dr. Zeina Hobaika and Dr. Jan Friesen

Keynote ‘Data Science and Artificial Intelligence’
Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. mult. Martin Grötschel
President of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities, Co-Chair of the AGYA Advisory Board

Artificial intelligence (AI) was founded as an academic discipline in 1956, and has since then experienced many ups and downs. The extreme growth of the availability of big sets of data in the last decade, a similar growth of cheap and fast storage space and computing power, and the success of new AI approaches to handle, analyze and infer useful information from these data sets are putting AI into the public and media limelight (again). In his lecture, Prof. Dr. Grötschel will discuss questions such as: What actually is data science? What can realistically be expected from Big Data and AI by industry, the public, and the sciences? What is all the hype about and who will benefit?

The keynote will be accompanied by a recital of contemporary compositions by musicologist and AGYA member Dr. Rami Chahin, performed by cellist Graham Waterhouse, mezzo-soprano Stefanie Golisch, pianist Nico A. Stabel, and qanun player Hesen Kanjo. Chahin’s compositions combine essential features of European spectral music of the 20th century with the specific microtonality of Arab music, both traditional and new. His music thus builds bridges between different music cultures as well as between math and aesthetics.

Maren Lesche (Startup Colors) will be the host for this evening. The evening will end with a networking reception.

Date, Time & Venue

16 April 2019, 7 p.m.,
Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities (BBAW), Leibniz Hall, Markgrafenstr. 38, 10117 Berlin



Contact & Registration

Due to limited seating please register until 14 April at: agya[at]bbaw.de




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