30. April 2024

Our society is facing major changes as a result of rapid digital development and the move away from fossil fuels. Artificial intelligence, machine learning, energy, mobility and heat transition are buzzwords that concern us all. The Institute of Power Electronics and Electrical Drives invites you to an evening of lectures and discussions on May 6, 2024 at 7 pm at the Center for Ageing, Reliability and Lifetime Prediction of Electrochemical and Power Electronic Systems (CARL), on Campus Melaten. The event is supported by the K├Ârber Foundation as part of the German Study Award for Dr. Weihan Li.

Dr. Weihan Li is head of the junior research group “Artificial Intelligence for Batteries” at the Institute of Power Electronics and Electrical Drives. As part of the event, he will give a lecture on the fundamentals, opportunities, applications and limits of AI as one of the most influential and forward-looking fields of technology of our time. From autonomous vehicles to the predictive maintenance of energy systems, AI has the potential to transform and improve numerous areas of our lives. However, the increasing development and application of AI also raises important questions about its limitations. The lecture will shed light on these aspects and discuss the opportunities and challenges together.

Professor Dirk Uwe Sauer, Head of the Institute for Power Electronics and Electric Drives, will speak about the current status, opportunities and challenges of the energy, mobility and heating transition. In order to prevent climate change from continuing unchecked, it is necessary to abandon fossil fuels as quickly as possible. There is now a strong expansion of renewable energies worldwide, particularly because they are the cheapest way to generate electricity in many places. The massive expansion of renewable energies is the key to climate-neutral mobility and the production of hydrogen, especially for industry. In his presentation, Sauer will highlight national and international developments and the complex interrelationships.

The event is free of charge and registration is not required.