15/11/2018 The German Federal Government (Bundesregierung) releases the National AI strategy (in German) with additional input from the experts appointed by the Federal Ministry of Health. Also see AI in medicine and the German AI strategy.
08/11/2018 800 scientists, clinicians, academics, young professionals, policy makers and representatives of the healthcare industry came together to discuss and shape the Future of Medicine. Watch the presentation in session 3, Artificial Intelligence in Medicine. See also
01/11/2018 The Handbook of Multimodal-Multisensor Interfaces: Signal Processing Architectures, and Detection of Emotion and Cognition. Volume 2 EDITORS: Oviatt, Sharon; Schuller, Bjorn; Cohen, Philip R; Sonntag, Daniel; Potamianos, Gerasimos; Krueger, Antonio PUBLISHER: Order link at Morgan and Claypool /ACM entry. 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.
01/09/2018 The German Medical Professional Association (Hartmannbund) publishes a short article from Daniel Sonntag about AI in medicine and the German AI strategy (page 16, in German). Part of the article and the strategy will be presented at the Digital-Gipfel.
17/06/2018 Interakt: Barz et al. win best paper award of the prestigious Symposium on Eye Tracking Research and Applications (ETRA). The technology for robust mobile gaze interaction is used in patients' behaviour analysis.
16/05/2018 KDI: Cebit 2018 announces keynote speakers, amongst others, Daniel Sonntag for Artificial Intelligence at the CEBIT Digital Health Forum.
15/05/2018 KDI: Invited talk at the Federation of German Industries (BDI), Berlin. Artificial Intelligence Roadmap in Medicine in Germany (Daniel Sonntag).
18/04/2018 KDI: Invited talk at Microsoft Berlin, National Roundtable in Digital Tranformation in Medicine (Daniel Sonntag).
10/04/2018 KDI: title story about Artificial Intelligence in Medicine with accompanying commentary from Daniel Sonntag.
22/03/2018 Interakt: DFKI presents the Multimodal Medical VR demonstrator at the IUI 2018 conference in Tokyo.
Here's the demo paper.

21/03/2018 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"
01/01/2018 Interakt: Daniel Sonntag becomes new editor-in-chief of the German Journal of Artificial Intelligence.
07/12/2017 KDI: An article by Daniel Sonntag and Volker Tresp about KDI was published in Frankfurter Allgemeine: "Better healthcare services by data analysis" (in German)
28/11/2017 KDI: Invited Talk at the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ), Daniel Sonntag, at the Mayenburg Cancer Research Award Symposium about Artificial Intelligence in Medicine.
20/11/2017 KDI: DFKI provides download links for recent video publications:

Facetted Search:
13/11/2017 KDI: Invited Panel and Expert Cycle at MEDICA 2017, Daniel Sonntag, main contribution: Decision support in virtual reality
10/11/2017 Interakt: The Deutsches Ärzteblatt publishes a short article about Daniel Sonntag's research team and new research work in Interakt.
29/09/2017 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. Programme:
  • 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
19/08/2017 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.
18/08/2017 KDI: DFKI presents the Medical VR demonstrator at SIGDial 2017 in Saarbrücken.

04/08/2017 KDI: DFKI will present at IJCAI 2017! Demo event and invited talk at Healthcare event.
28/06/2017 KDI: DFKI and Siemens present their MedicalVR scenario (video) with integrated deep learning.
22/06/2017 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.
21/06/2017 Interakt: Heise and Technology Review feature DFKI's work in Kognit and Interakt (Interview with Daniel Sonntag) about cognitive assessment and digital external memories.

30/05/2017 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.

05/04/2017 Interakt: Kick-Off Meeting in Berlin

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

CeBIT_d               CeBIT

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

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07/12/2016 Kognit: Article about future artificial intelligence applications in medicine published by  Technology Review (German Version)
20/11/2016 KDI: Invited talk: Machine Learning for Doctors in Healthcare Innovators Summit - Digital Health, Technology Review 2016 Heise Events, Berlin, Germany (November 30, 2016)
(AI in Medicine--the clinical data intelligence project)
Big Data: Verfügbarkeit, Verknüpfbarkeit und Verwertbarkeit der Daten verbessern, conference (sponsored by BMBF / DFG)
21/10/2016 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