Forsch and Munich Science Days in Theresienhöhe – Munich

Can learning be fun? Well I guess it depends entirely on the speakers. At least the signs are good when chemist Marc-Denis Weitze, director of communication at the German Academy of Sciences and Engineering (akatech), cabaret artist and musician Ecco Meinecke, professor Georg Eggers alias “Grög” of the Munich University of Applied Sciences, surgeon Jeannine Bachmann from HERE and lawyer and nature lover Georg Brun will give short lectures on the up-to-date view of science and technology at the Forsch and Munich Science Days. The Technological and Scientific Tournament, which will take place on June 25 at 19:00, will be hosted by the author and naturalist Jaromir Konecny, recently awarded the Ernst Hoferichter Award.

The author and naturalist Jaromir Konecny ​​is devoted to the subject of artificial intelligence at “AI stand-up”.

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Fortunately, it will not stop at moderating, but it will also come with an “AI stand-up”. What do you mean? “My lecture is about the so-called superintelligence. People are concerned that AI may become self-sufficient, ”says Konecny. He only remembers the science fiction thriller “Transcendence”: In it, Johnny Depp plays a scientist whose consciousness or “brain content” is entered into a computer after he dies. Consciousness spreads on the Internet and becomes a superintelligence far superior to humans. “I can remove these fears from the audience,” says Konecny ​​and laughs. Because it is not possible for humans to design a program that exceeds their own intelligence. Anyone who wants to learn more about these and other topics can exchange ideas after the event with slammers and other research experts at the Scientific Beer Garden.

Free time: sorting, building and researching are possible in a variety of practical positions.

Archiving, building and research is possible in a variety of practical positions.

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For three days, Munich Science Days from 24 to 26 June in conjunction with the Forscha fair from 9:00 to 17:00 in the Deutsches Museum Movement Center in Bavariapark will offer expert lectures, discussions, practical classes and further training opportunities for teachers. A festival of knowledge and experiences for interested laymen, trainees, students, young professionals, youth, children, young scientists, families and school classes who want to discuss and experiment. You can all get answers to questions about the changes that will shape our future during interactive journeys through the fantastic worlds of the Munich Science Days and fairs: from quantum technology, artificial intelligence and IT to medicine, health, bioeconomy, climate change, energy supply, mobility, media , education for the effects of a pandemic. In practical and experimental positions, companies and research and educational institutions invite visitors of all ages to try out a variety of things: through programming, design, archiving, building and research, young people can discover their talents, be inspired by their scientific and professional careers and understand what for there is a need in training, study and work.

Possibilities and limitations of the nursing robot

At the Deutsches Museum stand, the focus is, for example, on the subject of geriatronics: How can robots help older people live longer independently within their own four walls? This applies both to coping with everyday life, e.g. support in getting up or preparing meals, as well as medical assistance, e.g. through telemedicine or as a rehabilitation system. What could such a support system look like? What must be able to do? How do we communicate with the robot?

Free time: Visitors to the Deutsches Museum stand can teach the maintenance robot small tasks on their own.

Visitors to the Deutsches Museum stand can teach the nursing robot small tasks on their own.

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“We have a robot from Franka Emika there, it’s actually a robotic arm that visitors can learn small tasks and don’t need to program for,” says Gerrit Faust from the Deutsches Museum. What could such a task be? “Well, for example, it might be about giving an older person a drink,” says Faust. The aim is to jointly consider future deployment scenarios. And at the same time discuss the ethical limitations of the housekeeping robot.

Building bridges for the future

Creative minds and skilled hands are in demand at the booth of the Kunstareal München: On Friday, there is the opportunity to immerse yourself in the various museums and universities of the Kunstareal München with games. On Saturday and Sunday, young guests can become architects and artists themselves. In the “Bambola” workshop, participants build a walk-in room with the architect Enrica Ferrucci with a hula-hoop (Portuguese: “bambolę”), cords, pipes and cable ties (Saturday 10.30-12.00; Sunday 1.00pm to 2.30pm). The Leonardo Bridge Construction Workshop is at the intersection of science and art. Children from the age of eight or parent-child teams can not only build the miniature bridge with Ferrucci on their own, but also engage in the construction of the real-size bridge model at any time (Saturday from 1pm to 2pm; Sunday from 10am: 30 to 11.30).

Young artists can get to know the alien Ooooooz and his flying saucer Futuro in Marina Widmann’s drawing studio. The Munich illustrator of the museum guide “Das Kunstareal für Kinder” shows how colored spots can be brought to life with the use of ink. For the book by Petra Breuer and Kaiji Voss, she created a spot of foreign color which, as a kind of shapeshifter, becomes a vase in the antiques collections, a pterosaur in the Palaeontological Museum, an art forger in the Dutch Alte Pinakothek hall and a crocodile in the Egyptian Museum. Together with her, the participants can now create their own aliens: “First we make water spots, then we put different colored ink into them. In this way, “aliens” are created, which children can further develop when they dry, “explains the illustrator. . Where exactly these newly made aliens should land in the art space is up to you (Saturday and Sunday, 2pm to 5pm).

Forsch and Munich Science DaysFriday 24 June to Sunday 26 June 9.00-17.00, Deutsches Museum Verkehrszentrum and Alte Kongresshalle, admission free

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