Women in AI & Robotics at Amazon AWS Berlin
Published on May 9, 2023
On May 4th, Women in AI & Robotics held their first in-person event in Berlin at Amazon on the topic of "Breaking Barriers, Advancements in AI and Robotics Research & Innovation". The event was supported by the Women in AI/ML who were also present at the event. The event was kicked off by City Lead of Berlin, Gabriela Cortés with a keynote by Sheila Beladinejad and an impulse talk by Anastasia Prisacaru, on the topic of "Integration Challenges of Industrial Robots". Gabriela also presented on the topic of "The Science Behind Alexa".
Women in AI & Robotics joins the baiosphere network
Published on May 3, 2023
Women in AI & Robotics, established in Munich in February 2021 as a nonprofit on a mission to address the gender gap in Artificial Intelligence and Robotics is now part of the baiosphere network. baiosphere is the network of artificialintelligence innovators in Bavaria. They incubate and foster Artificial Intelligence activities across academia, industry and the Bavarian startup ecosystem. Their mission is to highlight and strengthen AI expertise made in Bavaria, benefitting the world. Their efforts are closely linked to the Hightech Agenda Bavaria, the tech strategy of the Bavarian State Government. We share the mutual passion to ensure diversity is at the focal point of our activities and plays an important role in the Bavarian AI network. We look forward to working closely together on this mission.
Girls Day 2023 with Munich Center for Machine Learning
Published on April 29, 2023
GirlsDay2023 was a success! We joined forces with The Munich Center for Machine Learning and had the pleasure to work with young talents on this year's Girls' Day at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München! We taught the girls 1) How to use statistics and data sets to predict the survivability of passengers on the Titanic. At the end, the girls were able to input their own data to see if they would have survived or not. 2) How to program a Chatbot. The girls learned basic prompts and how to teach a ChatBot to ask questions. They were able to customize the software and make their own versions of the Bot. 3) The basics of image generation. They explained how neural networks function and gave the girls an introductory look into how #deeplearning works. The day finished with a presentation providing insight into the various career options and types of work that can be done with a Data Science or AI degree. It was great to meet the next generation of smart and enthusiastic young people who are interested in pursuing careers in the field of #machinelearning. It's important to encourage and support talents from a young age to pursue their interests in these fields, and to break down any existing barriers.
Women in AI & Robotics launch celebration in Toronto
Published on Apr 3rd 2023
On March 30th, we celeberated our community in Toronto with our first official event. We had a great turonout from our community in Toronto, Waterloo, and the surrounding region. We had industry experts, academics, and students in attendance. Presentations were provided by our lead, Maryam Emami, Ph.D., P.Eng and Dr. Layla El Asri from Borealis AI. We had high level of engagement from our audience, who were all eager to share their perspectives on the latest developments in AI & Robotics, including GPT4! We're grateful to our gracious host, Borealis AI, for their collaboration and support. And thank you to Asad Norouzi, for his support organizing this successful event. We are also grateful to the 𝗘𝗺𝗯𝗮𝘀𝘀𝘆 𝗼𝗳 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗙𝗲𝗱𝗲𝗿𝗮𝗹 𝗥𝗲𝗽𝘂𝗯𝗹𝗶𝗰 𝗼𝗳 𝗚𝗲𝗿𝗺𝗮𝗻𝘆, 𝗢𝘁𝘁𝗮𝘄𝗮 for their support.
Women in AI & Robotics lands in Heilbronn
Published on March 23, 2022
Women in AI & Robotics has established a presence in Heilbronn and organized their first meetup event on March 22nd at the Innovation Park AI, which was graciously hosted by the Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Engineering IAO. The event was well-attended by members of the local community and the ecosystem of IPAI. We were pleased to have the opportunity to interact with a diverse range of attendees, including students, researchers, academics, and experts in Heilbronn. We are eager to explore many future opportunities for collaboration with these individuals and organizations and help build a strong, diverse, community in the region.
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AI.BAY 2023 at Deutsches Museum
AI.BAY 2023 at Deutsches Museum
AI.BAY 2023 at Deutsches Museum
Women in AI & Robotics at the AI.BAY 2023 at Deutsches Museum
Published on Mar 3rd 2023
On Feb.23rd & 24th, Women in AI & Robotics exhibited at the AI.BAY 2023 AI Congress at the Deutsche Museum. Thank you baiosphere for the invitation, we are pleased that diversity in technology - especially in AI and robotics - plays an important role in Bavaria's ArtificialIntelligence ecosystem. The Bavarian State Minister of Science, Markus Blume, the Minister for Digital Affairs, Judith Gerlach, and the Minister of Economic Affairs, Hubert Aiwanger, were in attendance and presented the outstanding potential of AI in Bavaria. One of the best highlights was finally meeting Bavaria’s Digital Minister Judith Gerlach, a true leader and role model. We were happy to meet with many of our partners, supporters and community members.
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Women in AI & Robotics launches Youth program.
Published on Dec 19, 2022
To increase our impact on the mission of increasing the participation and representation of Women in Artificial Intelligence & Robotics, we have launched a program for youth within our community. “We are passionate about AI/Robotics and want to impact the youth community. We help build leadership experience, interact with experts and professors and collaborate with other Youth organizations and programs. And we look forward to engaging and collaborating with UN Women youth organizations as well." - Women in AI & Robotics Youth. We congratulate QB, Vicky, Charlotte and Houzzy for spearheading this initiative and look forward to amazing activities in 2023!
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Introducing the RoboArt Winners
Published on Nov 18th 2022
On Nov. 4th - 6th Women in AI & Robotics held its first cross-Atlantic Robotics hackathon, RoboArt. The hackathon took participants on a journey into robotics, where they learn more about robots and how to create art! 15 participating teams worked to develop their artistic robotic application using the simulation tool on a three days journey between tutorials, coding, application development, and talks from robotics researchers, experts and entrepreneurs. We congratulate all the teams for taking this opportunity to learn something new, have fun and collaborate with many in our global community. We are proud to introduce the 3 winning teams for their teamwork, problem-solving and dedication to complete the challenges. We are grateful to NVIDIA, Acrylic Robotics and Clearpath for sponsoring the prizes.
First in-person event of Women in AI & Robotics Berlin, in collaboration with Hertie School Tech Society.
Published on Nov 13th 2022
On November 10th, the Women in AI & Robotics, Berlin chapter hosted its first in-person event. In collaboration with the Hertie School Tech Society, we organized an event that was centred around entrepreneurship and how to find your co-founder. The attendees and the organization teams enjoyed an insightful and interesting evening through a keynote by Antonia Wälzholz and a dynamic panel discussion moderated by Hertie's Giulia Annaliese Paxton. Panellists included: Faruk Tuncer, Lilla Szulyovszky, Dr. Susann Funke, Teresa Baumann, Darina Onoprienko. Thank you for sharing your personal stories. There was an active part where our guests got to be active themselves: In a speed dating session, they met many other individuals that are interested in becoming a founder. Thank you, Charlotte Kaiser, for leading this event organization with Linda M. Jaeck, Giulia Annaliese Paxton, Paulina Boéchat, Jakob Ludwig Albrecht, Julius Werner Dr. Maria Börner for your efforts and contributions. #ai #berlin #entrepreneurship #artificialintelligence
TÜV AI Conference
TÜV AI Conference
TÜV-Verband and Women in AI & Robotics to partner for AI conference
Published on Nov 11th 2022
🗓️ Save-the-date! Nov.23rd, 2022 🗓️ We are excited to announce the Women in AI & Robotics collaboration partnership with TÜV-Verband for the upcoming AI Conference on November 23rd. 🤝 We appreciate the opportunity to present Women in AI & Robotics, the first German Verein and commitment maker at United Nations for increasing the percentage of women in artificial intelligence and robotics. 🙌 We will contribute by: - Presenting Women in AI & Robotics at an online booth - Provide a workshop on trustworthy ai, by experts in our community - A presentation by a robotics entrepreneur from our community Thank you, TÜV-Verband, for this opportunity and your outreach to civil society organizations, promoting diversity in technology. We look forward to learning from this event's amazing lineup of speakers and presenters. We invite everyone in our community to sign up for this online event soon!
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NVIDIA sponsors Women in AI & Robotics RoboArt Hackathon winners with prizes!
Published on Nov 6th 2022
Late breaking news! We are excited to announce that the AI giant NVIDIA has sponsored prizes for the RoboArt Hackathon; NVIDIA is a global leader in artificial intelligence hardware and software. It is vastly known for the design of graphics processing units (GPUs), which are used in cloud computing and supercomputers in a variety of application fields, such as architecture, engineering and construction, media and entertainment, automotive, scientific research, and manufacturing design. The RoboArt Hackathon is about getting young and diverse talent to work on challenges in robotics and solve them with creativity and art. We are happy to have the opportunity to unite in this mission with leading tech companies like NVIDIA and appreciate their dedication to increasing diversity in this field.
Read more about NVIDIA: https://www.nvidia.com/en-us//
From Smart to Art: Clearpath Robotics and OTTO Motors join as sponsors at RoboArt Hackathon
Published on Oct 25th 2022
We are happy to announce that two companies joined our RoboArt Hackathon as Sponsors: Clearpath Robotics and OTTO Motors. Clearpath Robotics was started in a basement by students who loved building robots in university and wanted to make robotics research easier. Their mission is to provide a world-leading development ecosystem for mobile robotics. With their autonomous indoor and outdoor robots, they develop real-world solutions and improve robotics research, 3D Mapping in Mars simulation, or using robots for mining excavation. OTTO Motors focuses on the design of flexible and intelligent autonomous mobile robots for the industry to help manufacturers tackle labor shortages, scale their business, and outperform the competition. The company is awarded, among others, as Canada’s top employer and Deloitte’s Fast 500. In our first Cross-Atlantic Robotics Hackathon Women in AI & Robotics is looking to foster the relationships between our partners across the ocean and bring diverse talent in touch with cutting-edge technology companies.
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Women in AI & Robotics proudly announces the first Sponsor of the RoboArt Hackathon: Kinova
Published on Oct 20th 2022
On our way to growing young robotics talent, we are fortunate to have onboarded Kinova as a sponsor for our RoboArt Hackathon. Kinova develops robotic solutions that bridge technological savviness with deep consideration for human safety and well-being. Founded in 2006, Kinova started with the launch of a robotic arm, Jaco, and changed the paradigm of robotics by creating safe technologies with a human-centric purpose. Now, the growing company leads with innovations for industrial robotics and automation, medical robots, and research and education. In 2022 the company launched the first Canadian industrial collaborative robot. In our first Cross-Atlantic Robotics Hackathon Women in AI & Robotics is looking to foster the relationships between our partners across the ocean and bring diverse talent in touch with cutting-edge technology companies.
Read more about Kinova here: https://www.kinovarobotics.com/
Women in AI & Robotics Team won WomenHackAI Hackathon and 7.000 EUR in prizes
Published on Oct 6th 2022
Congratulations to our team from Women in AI & Robotics that ranked first and won 7.000 EUR in prizes at the WomenHackAI Hackathon. The challenge was to detect the anomalies in Siemens’s financial Time Series Data. The teammates Mobina Mobaraki, Anne Krus, Gwladys Djuikom, Nathanya Queby Satriani, Saarah Abdulla, Hanin Al Ghothani, and Farah Tahir brought their skills and expertise from many different countries and backgrounds together to solve the challenge using state-of-the-art hardware and software. They developed 3 scalable AI Anomaly Detection models along with a user interface to show the anomaly points on a given data. It was a 52-hour nonstop competition organized by Siemens company which is being led by the mission to increase the presence of women in AI. Among various sets of solutions like an AI-powered Webcrawler, a "Void Tracker" to create missing GPS data to detect rail track defects, and a model-based News-Recommender, the solution of our team convinced the jury the most!
Find out more about the WomenHackAI challenge at https://www.womenhackai.com/
Women in AI & Robotics Team at the SICK Solutions Hackathon
Published on Oct 6th 2022
Can robots smell? Yes, they can! AI Nose for example is able to do it, as our team explained. And in a combination with a mobile robot, it moves following the smell. Once the robot finds the smell it was looking for, it gives a notification – a solution that can help detect drugs, but also gas leaks, or help in the farming of different plants. The team emphasized how much the professional set-up at the hackathon supported the creation of their idea. The SICK Solution Hackathon gave young talents from universities and startups a chance to bring in their way of thinking and creating new ideas. More than 100 participants from 16 countries who were given just 48 hours to develop innovative IoT solutions. Together with hack coaches from well-known industry leaders such as Bosch Rexroth, SAP or Trumpf, the hack participants were competing in the contest at SICK's Sensor Intelligence Academy near Freiburg in Southern Germany.
Read more about the projects of all teams and in the interview with Nathanya Queby and Mouna Albaccouch on