AI•DA mission.
Artificial Intelligence at TU Darmstadt (AI•DA) is an initiative of several reserach groups at the TU Darmstadt to coordinate and advance core AI research. According to John McCarthy, one of the founders of the field, AI is "the science and engineering of making intelligent machines, especially intelligent computer programs. It is related to the similar task of using computers to understand human intelligence, but AI does not have to confine itself to methods that are biologically observable." So, how can computers reason, learn and act? How can computers learn with less help from us and data? How can computers understand images and natural text? How can robots learn to act? What are the computational principle underyling human cognition? And what can machines learn from this? Can AI be made understandable by us? How can intelligent machines and robots cooperate and interact with us in the loop? These are just few examples of the scientific questions AI•DA is addressing in the unique environment provide by the TU Darmstadt, its Computer Science Department and its Centre for Cognitive Science. So, if your are interested in AI research, please do not hesitate to contact us.

AI•DA news.
Nov. 2018: The AI•DA-CLAIRE Symposium about the the beginnings, the present and the future of AI-research on the occasion of Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Bibel's 80th birthday was a great success. Thanks to Wolfang Wahlster for the wonderful Laudatio and to all speakers for their wonderful talks.
Oct. 2018: Dr. Angela Merkel, Chancellor of Germany, describes the TU Darmstadt as a "jewel in questions of AI with all its sub-areas".
August 2018: We are a supporter of the ELLIS initiative for the establishment of a confederation of laboratories for ML research in Europe
July 2018: Hosted interim meeting of our "Artificial Intelligence" Research Training Group of the "Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes" at the TU Darmstadt. Thanks for all the exciting discussions!
June 2018: Two Dagstuhl seminars accepted: "Logic and Learning" and "Software Engineering for AI-ML-based Systems." Exciting!
June 2018: The call for the establishment of a confederation of laboratories for AI research in Europe ( is out. We are a key supporter!
June 2018: Participated in BMBF expert panel on "Made in Germany: Self-learning systems as Advantage for Tomorrow" at CEBIT 2018.
June 2018: Founding EiC of the new Frontiers in Big Data journal on "ML and AI". Check it out!
April 2018: Joined the Technical Review Board of the Robert Bosch Centre for Data Science and AI at IIT Madras, India. This is an interdisciplinary research centre for AI set up at IIT Madras. Exciting!
Feb. 2018: Joined the working group "Technoligical Enablers and Data Science" of the Plattform Self-Learning Systems of the Federal Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF). Excited to help shaping the future of AI in Germany.
AI•DA key facts.

Meet the AI•DA Scientists

Machine Learning
Relational AI

Kristian Kersting
Machine Learning

Jan Peters
Visual Inference
Stefan Roth
Systems of AI
Data Management

Carsten Binnig
Data Mining
Knowledge Engineering

Johannes Fuernkranz
Natural Language

Iryna Gurevych
Computational Models of
Human Perception

Constantin Rothkopf
Computational Models of
Human Cognition

Frank Jaekel
Systems Optimization

Oskar von Stryk
Social Human-Robot

Ruth Stock-Homburg
Software Engineering
Mira Mezini
Embedded Systems
Andreas Koch
Economics and AI
Peter Buxmann