Level Up. Actively shaping digitization.

We cordially invite you to our institute celebration on October 27, 2022 in the Jahrhunderthalle in Bochum.
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With CAIS, we are taking digitization research in NRW to the next level. In April 2021, we received the grant notification for long-term funding from the Ministry of Culture and Science. Since then, we have been developing the CAIS into a central institute for digitization research.

Learn about the goals of CAIS and our new research programs in a celebratory setting. Learn how Artificial Intelligence can be used in education, how digital democratic innovations can help in the design of smart city projects and how trust in Artificial Intelligence can be communicated.

The event is under the patronage of Ina Brandes, Minister for Culture and Science of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia.

Level Up. Actively shaping digitization.

27.10.2022, start from 5 pm

Jahrhunderthalle Bochum


Dr. Matthias Begenat

Matthias Begenat
Head of Science Communication

Einladung CAIS-Institutsfeier

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Impressions of the institute celebration


17:00 Reception


18:00 Main program

  • Welcome – Prof. Dr. Michael Baurmann, Scientific Director of CAIS
  • Greetings
    Ina Brandes (video message), Minister for Culture and Science of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia
    Nathanael Liminski (video message), Minister for Federal and European Affairs, International Affairs and Media and Head of the State Chancellery of North Rhine-Westphalia
    Thomas Eiskirch, Lord Mayor of the City of Bochum
  • Keynote: Neural Networks at the Interface of Brain Research and Artificial Intelligence – Prof. Dr. Katrin Amunts,Director of the C. & O. Vogt Institute for Brain Research, Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf, Director of the Institute for Neuroscience and Medicine, INM-1, Research Center Jülich, Scientific Director of the Human Brain Project.
  • CAIS presentation: goals and future – Prof. Dr. Michael Baurmann.
  • Presentation of the research programs:
    Trustworthy AI – Prof. Dr. Hanno Gottschalk, University of Wuppertal, Germany
    Educational Technology and Artificial Intelligence – Prof. Dr. Nikol Rummel, CAIS & Prof. Dr. Nicole Krämer, CAIS Advisory Board, University of Duisburg-Essen
    Digital democratic innovations – Prof. Dr. Christoph Bieber, CAIS & Julia Ostrode, Project Manager Smart City Bochum

Music: Contributions from the DIANA – AI Song-Contest, Jovanka von Wilsdorf
Moderation: Dr. Matthias Begenat, CAIS

20:00 Get together and dinner


Kordula Attermeyer

Ina Brandes

Ministerin für Kultur und Wissenschaft des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen

André Spang

Nathanael Liminski

Minister für Bundes- und Europaangelegenheiten, Internationales sowie Medien und Chef der Staatskanzlei des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen

Matthias Begenat

Thomas Eiskirch

Oberbürgermeister der Stadt Bochum

Matthias Begenat

Prof. Dr. Katrin Amunts

Direktorin des C. & O. Vogt Instituts für Hirnforschung, Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf, Direktorin des Instituts für Neurowissenschaften und Medizin, INM-1, Forschungszentrum Jülich, Wissenschaftliche Direktorin des Human Brain Projects

Michael Baurmann

Prof. Dr. Michael Baurmann

Wissenschaftlicher Direktor, CAIS

Christoph Bieber

Prof. Dr. Christoph Bieber

Forschungsprofessor, CAIS

Julia Ostrode (Foto: Aliona Kardash)

Julia Ostrode

Projektmanagerin Smart City

Nikol Rummel

Prof. Dr. Nikol Rummel

Forschungsprofessorin, CAIS

Prof. Dr. Nicole Krämer

Prof. Dr. Nicole Krämer

CAIS-Beirat, Leitung des Fachgebiets Sozialpsychologie, Universität Duisburg-Essen


Prof. Dr. Hanno Gottschalk

Professor für Stochastik an der Bergischen Universität Wuppertal
und Experte für Autonomes Fahren


Jovanka von Wilsdorf

DIANA – AI Song-Contest

Matthias Begenat

Dr. Matthias Begenat

Leiter Wissenschaftskommunikation, CAIS