Cooperation among Bielefeld University, University of Applied Sciences Bielefeld & v. Bodelschwingh Foundation Bethel
Methods of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning are increasingly being used to support the human decision-making process. Researchers from Bielefeld University’s CITEC institute are working together with researchers from the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Applied Sciences Bielefeld to investigate the opportunities and risks of using algorithm-based recommendations for decision-making in the field of social services. For this, the academic researchers are partnering with the v. Bodelschwingh Foundation Bethel. The Ministry of Culture and Science of the German State of North Rhine-Westphalia is supporting the project as part of the Digital Society research program.
A new website tracking the COVID-19 epidemic which is updated daily allows everyone to stay informed about the speed of epidemic spread in Germany and the rest of the world. To this end, scientists of Technische Universität Ilmenau cooperate with public health scientists of Universität Bielefeld to estimate the reproduction number, i.e. the mean number of people one infectious person will in turn infect. It allows to quantify the impact of the countermeasures that have been imposed, and also to continuously track the epidemic‘s progress over time. As such it is an important tool for policymakers.[Weiterlesen]