Prof Dr. Andreas Maier

As a computer scientist, Prof. Dr. Andreas Maier has always been captivated by research and its impact. Once he received his degree in Computer Science in 2005, he started his Doctorate and worked at the Pattern Recognition Lab at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU).

During this time he not only focused on understanding the fundamental aspects of medical signal processing in speech data — but also on developing the first online speech intelligibility assessment tool. 

After his PhD studies, he began working as a postdoctoral fellow at the Radiological Sciences Laboratory at Stanford University. Afterwards, he joined Siemens Healthcare as an Innovation Project Manager. In 2012, he returned to FAU, where he is currently Professor and Head of the Pattern Recognition Lab. 

Andreas’s TEDxNuremberg talk will shed light on the question of if consciousness in machines can exist. His talk will be supplemented by research findings across the disciplines of neuroscience, artificial intelligence, robotics and computer science.