Date: 17 January 2024 (16:00-18:00, via Zoom)
Description (Created with the help of ChatGPT-4): In this dynamic era, artificial intelligence (AI) is revolutionizing diverse fields, including the scientific research landscape. As postdoctoral researchers, it is critical to understand, adopt, and adapt to these emerging technologies. In this talk, we delve into the role of AI in a postdoc's daily work, showcasing its transformative potential in enhancing research productivity, efficiency, and innovation.
We will start by exploring AI's foundational principles, followed by an interactive discussion of its various applications in research environments. Case studies demonstrating AI's utility in data analysis, literature review, hypothesis generation, and experimental design will be highlighted, showcasing how it can streamline workflows, expedite discoveries, and drive high-impact research outcomes.
The talk will also address potential challenges in AI integration, including ethical considerations, data privacy concerns, and the need for upskilling. Ultimately, this conversation aims to demystify AI for postdoctoral researchers and offer actionable strategies for leveraging AI tools in their research journey, paving the way for a more informed, efficient, and future-ready scientific community.
Speaker: Dr. ès sc. habil. Alexander Schiller was a DFG Heisenberg fellow and junior professor for inorganic chemistry at the University of Jena (Germany). In 2011, he started the project Schiller & Mertens. Since 2016, he is a full-time trainer, certified coach and facilitator: teaching advanced research skills, such as communication in science, team building and leading competences and didactics and methodology in university teaching. As researcher and group leader Dr. Schiller knows the challenges of scientists and addresses them interactively in an innovative setting. He is a member in the „Bundesverband für Training, Beratung und Coaching“. Since 2018, Dr. Schiller is a „Certified Advanced Coach“ by the The Thiagi Group, Inc.
Registration: The series is open to all postdocs in the Munich area and we do not limit the number of participants. You can register until Tuesday noon before the respective Talk via the registration form and will receive the login data by Tuesday afternoon. For this format, there is no selection process and you do not need to inform us if you are unable to participate
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