DIPF Scientist Daniele Di Mitri is AI Newcomer 2021

DIPF Scientist Daniele Di Mitri is AI Newcomer 2021

DIPF scientist Daniele Di Mitri was elected "AI Newcomer 2021" together with 9 other researchers. The award was presented during the KI-Camp 2021 of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and the Gesellschaft für Informatik e.V. (GI) on April 27, 2021 by a jury.

Daniele Di Mitri has been conducting research as a group leader in the Educational Technologies (EduTec) work area of the IZB at the DIPF since 2020. With his work, he would like to find out, among other things, how artificial intelligence (AI) can be used meaningfully in education. A topic that is more topical than ever in times of the Corona pandemic.

He was joined in the competition by 28 other researchers from the fields of computer science, natural and life sciences, technology and engineering, humanities and social sciences, and the arts.

At the AI Camp, young talents up to 35 years of age meet renowned AI experts from all over the world in the digital space. In interactive panel discussions, debating sessions and hands-on workshops, the free science convention addresses transdisciplinary future issues from the fields of society, sustainability, production, science, health, mobility, art and media.

Di Mitri comes from Bari in Italy and is the son of a teacher and a software developer. I wonder if it's a coincidence that he chose his current field of research among these genes: Education and Technology? In any case, he has been burning for this topic since his youth. In the Netherlands, he did his master's degree in artificial intelligence, he worked in IBM's research department, and he did his doctorate on "multimedial tutors."