The daily work routine of many companies is filled with monotonous tasks that are necessary but take up a lot of time. The young start-up company AnyConcept is developing automation software that can perform these processes autonomously on a PC. The AI technology behind this software is called reinforcement learning – the algorithm ‘observes’ and ‘understands’ through positive confirmation and negative feedback. In practice, the software registers inputs, for example in word processing programs, web interfaces or Excel spreadsheets. After several runs through the same work processes, they can finally be automated and executed independently. The ‘digital intern’ is intended to serve the emerging market for simple automation. Larger companies, banks, insurance companies and the telecommunications industry have shown interest. A finished product is expected by the end of 2022.
Deep Learning für MRT Rekonstruktion, from 2018
In recent years, the ‘Vision, Learning and Optimization’ research group led by Thomas Pock at Graz University of Technology has developed ‘variational networks’ (VNs), which combine the advan-tages of traditional mathematical variational methods with deep learning methods.
Advanced Driver Assistance Systems and Automated Driving, from 2007
Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) have already become the norm in our vehicles in recent years, from lane keeping, parking and braking assist to adaptive cruise control. The next step – the transition from assisted to partially and fully automated driving – is already on the horizon.
VR-SenseCity – Virtual laboratory for sensory perception, from 2019
Video: JOANNEUM RESEARCH DIGITAL
Limited sensory function and mobility in old age can lead to a reduction in the quality of life – the VR-SenseCity installation aims to make people aware of various aspects of sensory perception again through virtual mindfulness training. The virtual environment takes the form of a city and focuses on visual and auditory stimuli.
New Order (Hole Hilfe! und Es dreht sich um dich!), 2008
For the painter Alois Mosbacher, the forest is like a cinematic ‘crime scene’. With quick charcoal strokes on monochrome, artificial and cold-looking colour surfaces in oil, he sketches ominously charged scenarios of a man-made and seemingly lost environment.
Your Way to the Top, 2000 until now
Helmut & Johanna Kandl
The starting point for this project is found photos from the early 20th century – coloured glass slides from the collection of the Lower Austrian Provincial Museum, which were used as teaching aids between the wars.
The Living Arch. A Study Model for a Novel Wellbeing Architecture for Honeybees, seit 2020
The experimental architectural study The Living Arch combines biology, technology and design in the quest for healthy and comfort-able spaces.
Collage: Karen Zack/@teenybiscuit
As far as possible, artificial intelligence should eliminate human error. However, even an AI application is not totally error-free.