In the interviews, Prof. Dr. Markus Lange-Hegermann emphasized the evolutionary development of the AICommunityOWL. He used best practices to illustrate how AI already offers added value to companies in various industries. A particular focus is on hackathons that inspire young talent for AI and promote knowledge exchange and cooperation between companies, research institutions, and startups.
The South Westphalia region is also proving to be a promising location for using AI to support industrial transformation. AICommunityOWL successfully collaborated with KI Meetup NRW to hold an event in Siegen in June that highlighted the AI potential in South Westphalia. This underscores AICommunityOWL's pioneering role as the initiator of an emerging AI community in this region.
Prof. Markus Lange-Hegermann emphasized the essential importance of such networks for promoting AI and Data Science. He emphasized the importance of a stable AI community and encouraged sharing resources for AI-based solutions. The AICommunityOWL is optimistic about the future of AI developments in South Westphalia and looks forward to upcoming events, possibly in collaboration with an emerging network of AI enthusiasts and experts.