BerlinWeek-Long Study Tour | Computer Science Program

Germany is one of the most technologically advanced countries in the world, boasting specialized tech education opportunities, strong governmental support and funding for industry, and cutting-edge research in the field of AI. Germany’s capital, Berlin, is increasingly growing as a center for artificial intelligence and deep learning, with current applications in business intelligence, healthcare, life sciences, autonomous driving, and mobility.

In Berlin, you will visit professionals working in industry, from start-ups to large tech giants, to hear how they are applying AI in their respective sectors. At research institutions, you will hear from the researchers currently driving innovations in the field of machine learning. Throughout the week you will develop your understanding of the necessity, utility, and impact that machine learning is having across German society.

Tour Objectives

  • Broaden your perspective of artificial neural networks in a European context through visits to firms, while assessing affordances and limitations of incorporating deep learning approaches in various sectors
  • Gain an understanding of the dynamic interplay between research, development, industry, and everyday applications through conversations with deep learning experts
  • Challenge your current ideas and assumptions of the field and provide opportunities for you to direct your own learning process outside the classroom

Possible Activities

  • Meet professionals working in industry, from start-ups to German tech giants
  • Learn from researchers within Germany's premier computer science academic institutions, such as the Technical University of Munich or the Technical University of Berlin
  • Visit BIFOLD (Berlin Institute for the Foundations of Learning and Data)