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KDI CeBIT 2018

KDI: Cebit 2018 announces keynote speakers, amongst others, Daniel Sonntag for Artificial Intelligence at the CEBIT Digital Health Forum.

KDI Invited talk at the Federation of German Industries

KDI: Invited talk at the Federation of German Industries (BDI), Berlin. Artificial Intelligence Roadmap in Medicine in Germany (Daniel Sonntag).

KDI Invited talk at Microsoft Berlin

KDI: Invited talk at Microsoft Berlin, National Roundtable in Digital Tranformation in Medicine (Daniel Sonntag).

KDI: title story

KDI: title story about Artificial Intelligence in Medicine with accompanying commentary from Daniel Sonntag.

Interakt at IUI 2018

Interakt: DFKI presents the Multimodal Medical VR demonstrator at the IUI 2018 conference in Tokyo.
Here’s the demo paper.

KDI Interview about future of machine learning

KDI: An interview with Daniel Sonntag about the Future of Machine Learning in Healthcare was published by EHEALTHCOM, in German: “Es gab immer einen Hype um Maschinenlernen”

Interakt: Daniel Sonntag becomes new editor-in-chief of the German Journal of Artificial Intelligence

Interakt: Daniel Sonntag becomes new editor-in-chief of the German Journal of Artificial Intelligence.

KDI Article in Frankfurter Allgemeine

KDI: An article by Daniel Sonntag and Volker Tresp about KDI was published in Frankfurter Allgemeine: “Better healthcare services by data analysis” (in German)

KDI Invited Talk at the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ)

KDI: Invited Talk at the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ), Daniel Sonntag, at the Mayenburg Cancer Research Award Symposium about Artificial Intelligence in Medicine.

KDI Downloadlinks

KDI: DFKI provides download links for recent video publications:


Facetted Search:



KDI: Invited Panel and Expert Cycle at MEDICA 2017

KDI: Invited Panel and Expert Cycle at MEDICA 2017, Daniel Sonntag, main contribution: Decision support in virtual reality

Intera-KT Short Article Deutsches Ärzteblatt

Interakt: The Deutsches Ärzteblatt publishes a short article about Daniel Sonntag’s research team and new research work in Interakt.

KDI Abschlussveranstaltung

KDI: The KDI project’s closing event took place on September 29, 2017 in the Berlin Museum of Medical History. The ruin of the former Rudolf Virchow Lecture Hall, with its historic charm, presented a unique event location that has made for an unforgettable experience.


  • 10:00 – Introduction to clinical data intelligence
  • 11:00 – Organisation of clincial data, data security
  • 12:00 – Application scenarios
  • 15:00 – External speakers
  • 16:00 – Official Demo Event / Internal meeting with DLR and BMWi
  • 17:00 – Farewell

KDI at IJCAI 2017

KDI: DFKI presents the Medical VR demonstrator at IJCAI 2017 throughout the conference in Melbourne.
Here’s the demo paper.

See the submission video to IJCAI competition, and the final video.

KDI SIGDial 2017

KDI: DFKI presents the Medical VR demonstrator at SIGDial 2017 in Saarbrücken.


KDI: DFKI will present at IJCAI 2017! Demo event and invited talk at Healthcare event.

MedicalVR Video

KDI: DFKI and Siemens present their MedicalVR scenario (video) with integrated deep learning.

CBMS 2017

KDI: DFKI presents final version of their integrated facetted search application for nephrology, the digital mammography application, and textual information extraction results in mammography at CBMS 2017.

Heise and Technology Review

Interakt: Heise and Technology Review feature DFKI’s work in Kognit and Interakt (Interview with Daniel Sonntag) about cognitive assessment and digital external memories.


The Handbook of Multimodal-Multisensor Interfaces

Interakt: The Handbook of Multimodal-Multisensor Interfaces: Foundations, User Modeling, and Common Modality Combinations. Volume 1 EDITORS: Oviatt, Sharon; Schuller, Bjorn; Cohen, Philip R; Sonntag, Daniel; Potamianos, Gerasimos; Krueger, Antonio PUBLISHER: Morgan and Claypool/ACM Press. This is a THREE volume series that presents the definitive state of the art and future directions of the field of Multimodal and Multi-Sensor interfaces.


Kick-Off Meeting in Berlin

Interakt: Kick-Off Meeting in Berlin

KDI: We exhibit at CeBIT at the BMWi booth, DFKI provides

KDI: We exhibit at CeBIT 2017 at the BMWi booth, DFKI provides a demonstrator in Virtual Reality.

CeBIT_d               CeBIT

Interview with Daniel Sonntag in Deutsches Ärzteblatt

Interakt: Interview with Daniel Sonntag in Deutsches Ärzteblatt in two articles about KOGNIT and INTERAKT:

Autonom leben             Die neue Partnr kommen

Article about future artificial intelligence applications

Kognit: Article about future artificial intelligence applications in medicine published by  Technology Review (German Version)

KDI Invited talk at Heise Events

KDI: Invited talk: Machine Learning for Doctors in Healthcare Innovators Summit – Digital Health, Technology Review 2016 Heise Events, Berlin, Germany (November 30, 2016)

KDI Invited talk KI in der Medizin


(AI in Medicine–the clinical data intelligence project)

Big Data: Verfügbarkeit, Verknüpfbarkeit und Verwertbarkeit der Daten verbessern, conference (sponsored by BMBF / DFG)

Alexander Prange won the TCCLS

Kognit: Alexander Prange won the TCCLS Student Paper Award at CBMS 2016 (The 29th International Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems by IEEE) for the publication by Alexander Prange and Daniel Sonntag:
Digital PI-RADS: Smartphone Sketches for Instant Knowledge Acquisition in Prostate Cancer Detection” CBMS 2016

Gehirnersatz für Demente

Kognit: Feature about Daniel Sonntag and future health technology in “Focus Gesundheit”:

KDI at CeBIT 2016

KDI: We exhibit at CeBIT at the BMWi booth, DFKI provides new KDI demonstrators

Clinical Data Intelligence - Links Patient Data, Optimizes Treatment

KDI at GHTC Award 2016

KDI: From RadSpeech to Clinical Data Intelligence by Image Analysis and Speech Dialogue,
Daniel Sonntag presents at GHTC Science Slam.

Kognit Science Events in 2015

KDI: in The science events that shaped 2015 (Nature)

US President Barack Obama announced the Precision Medicine Initiative:
Tailoring treatments to individual patients has long been a goal in biomedicine, but US President Barack Obama gave this effort a big boost with his announcement in January of the Precision Medicine Initiative (PMI). As part of the US$215-million programme, which will award its first grants next year, the NIH and partner organizations will recruit one million people across the country, collecting genetic information, health records and even data from electronic health-monitoring devices. Researchers will use the information to look for links between disease risk and genetic and environmental factors.

Kognit Saarbrücker Zeitung

Kognit: Great article about Kognit in the Saarbrücker Zeitung newspaper

Group picture with NAO robot: Project lead Daniel Sonntag (seated) and some members of his team at DFKI. Photo: Oliver Dietze

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