A space for artificial intelligence in the middle of the city


University of Tubingen sets up AI makerspace for young people

Learn experiment, discuss and have fun - that is the motto of the new KI Makerspace in the rooms of the Casino am Neckar in Tubingen's city center. The KI Makerspace is an extracurricular learning location where children and young people can gain their first experience with programming and artificial intelligence (AI) in courses and supervised experimentation, as well as realize their own projects with software and hardware.

The KI Makerspace also invites you to examine the modes of operation, techniques, applications and social effects of AI. From January 28, 2022, structured programming courses, software and hardware, competent support and space for your own project ideas as well as opportunities for discussions on the subject of AI will be offered four days a week on almost 250 square meters on the first floor of the casino directly on the Neckar. The spectrum of courses ranges from scratch and python courses to design software, podcasting and internet security. Robotics and sensor kits are also planned. The aim is to establish a diverse, low-threshold and target group-oriented offer for young people.

With the KI Makerspace, Tubingen has a central location where children and young people can deal with the opportunities, but also the limits of artificial intelligence under professional guidance. This is a great benefit for our city as an educational and business location. I look forward to the discussions and projects that will come from the KI Makerspace, and thank everyone involved for their commitment, says Mayor Boris Palmer.

The KI-Makerspace is a joint project of the University of Tubingen, Cyber Valley Public Engagement, the Tubingen Youth Council and the Federal Artificial Intelligence Competition (BWKI) of the Tubingen AI Center. It is funded by the Vector Foundation Stuttgart for three years.


Reference Link:https://uni-tuebingen.de/universitaet/aktuelles-und-publikationen/pressemitteilungen/newsfullview-pressemitteilungen/article/ein-raum-fuer-kuenstliche-intelligenz-mitten-in-der-stadt/