The German Research Centre for Artificial Intelligence has published their first online course on KI-Campus, the learning platform for artificial intelligence.
With the course Prof Dr Antonio Krüger, CEO at DFKI, and Prof Dr Andreas Butz, holder of the human-machine-interaction chair at Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich (LMU), provide an introduction to the topic from different perspectives. Overall, there will be five online-courses produced by DFKI on the KI-Campus website.
The DFKI’s new online course on KI-Campus provides fundamental knowledge of human-machine-interaction. It is intended for both students of computer science and interested parties with a basic understanding of technology. Previous knowledge is not assumed. Learners are enabled to understand, evaluate and design user interfaces themselves.
The cooperative course “human-machine-interaction” by Prof Krüger and Prof Butz consists of four parts, namely the human side, such as aspects of perception; the machine side, such as technical framework conditions; the development of interactive systems; and selected forms of interaction. The structure is based on the curriculum of the subject proposed by the renowned Association for Computing Machinery (ACM). The first module of the course is now available on KI-Campus. New learning content will be released on a weekly basis.
Prof Dr Antonio Krüger (CEO at DFKI, professor at Saarland University) states: “The special thing about the KI-Campus is the great variety of educational offerings on artificial intelligence. We are pleased to be able to provide a compact introduction to the exciting field of human-machine interaction with the first DFKI course on KI-Campus.”
Prof Dr Andreas Butz (Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich) adds: "If we want to develop user interfaces for humans, we have to understand how humans function. In addition to classic computer science content, we therefore also cover topics from psychology, physiology, ergonomics and interaction design in the course."
Ki-Campus is a learning platform for artificial intelligence offering free and open online-courses, videos and podcasts on different AI-related topics. The Stifterverband (joint initiative started by companies and foundations), DFKI, Hasso-Planttner Institute (HPI), NEOCOSMO and mmb institute have been develop the KI-Campus in cooperation with several partners since October 2019.
As a research and development project, KI-Campus is funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF). The DFKI is creating a total of five online courses for KI-Campus. The other learning offerings will cover basic AI methods, natural language processing and machine learning. In addition, a comprehensive course is being developed that is specifically aimed at managers.