#AskDifferent – the Podcast of the Einstein Foundation
#AskDifferent, the Einstein Foundation’s podcast series, offers a unique behind-the-scenes opportunity to learn more about the pioneering minds affiliated with and funded by the Foundation, and to find out how their outstanding careers were shaped both by chance and circumstance. What is it that drives them to ask differently, to perpetually ask new questions, and explore the world in all its detail?
#14: Felix Biessmann
Algorithms and machine learning have become part of our everyday lives. These technologies are also paving the way for innovations in scientific research, e.g. into brain-machine interfaces (BMI). But their various applications, for instance in speech and image recognition, still require at least some human intervention. The ethics of these pioneering technologies must be considered to ensure they are used responsibly. As Professor of Machine Learning at the Einstein Center Digital Future and the Beuth University of Applied Sciences, Felix Biessmann focuses on the data that powers these automated technologies and argues for greater transparency in the field.
The Einstein Foundation Berlin was founded in 2009 by the State of Berlin. The Foundation funds cutting-edge science and research in Berlin and helps to strengthen the city's reputation as one the world's foremost research hotspots.