Interview: AI in the center of our society

Thursday, 3 August 2023 • Stephan Krusche

In an interview in the magazine “Wirtschaftswoche”, Prof. Dr. Stephan Krusche discusses AI in the center of our society. With the establishment of a new data science center, TUM is placing a clear focus on data science and AI at the Heilbronn Campus. The current hype around AI-based language programs such as ChatGPT raises hopes, but also concerns. In the end, it all comes down to responsible use.

Natural stupidity beats artificial intelligence any day," is a quote from British fantasy writer Sir Terry Pratchett. Or is it the other way around? In 2015, the computer program “AlphaGo” was able to bring the multiple European champion Fan Hui to his knees five times in the highly complex board game “Go”. AI has gained enormous relevance. This applies to all areas: Society, business and science. Here, AI is closely linked to data science. “AI also uses data science to train and improve algorithms,” explains Prof. Stephan Krusche from the TUM School of Computation, Information and Technology (CIT) at the Heilbronn Campus.

The full interview in German can be found on

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