Talk with Ulrich Bodenhofer and Birgit Plochberger about Artificial Intelligence – RAI Südtirol (Audio)

May 12, 2023

Talk part 1 Bodenhofer

Talk part 2 Bodenhofer

Talk part 3 Bodenhofer and Plochberger

Artificial intelligence (AI) plays a crucial role in the development of bionic limb prostheses. These prostheses are designed to replace lost limbs and enable their users to perform functional movements again. In pattern recognition, AI algorithms are used to interpret signals from the remaining muscles or the user’s nervous system. Prosthetic learning allows the prostheses to learn and adapt from interaction with the user. The prosthesis can continuously optimize its functions by recognizing the user’s movement patterns and preferences and adjusting accordingly. Through machine learning, the prosthesis can also learn new movements and activities to provide the user with greater versatility and functionality.Artificial Intelligence (AI) has also the potential to enhance education, but it also entails critical aspects.
AI enables personalized learning experiences by considering individual needs and making learning more efficient. Intelligent tutoring systems provide interactive support and individual feedback, but they cannot fully replace human interaction. Automated assessment systems simplify the evaluation process but may reduce the personal influence of teachers. Machine learning can help students identify their strengths and weaknesses but may lead to an excessive focus on exam performance. AI-based speech recognition technologies improve foreign language skills but may overlook human pronunciation and nuances.
Virtual assistants offer prompt support but could reduce direct interaction with teachers and peers.
The analysis of large datasets through AI can provide educational forecasts but raises concerns regarding data privacy and security. Chatbots facilitate access to information but may restrict personal contact and individual guidance. Collaborative learning through AI can foster cooperation, yet reliance on technology may hinder social interactions. For every aspect related to AI, advantages and disadvantages can be identified.

In May 2023, Professor Ulrich Bodenhofer (left) and Professor Birgit Plochberger (right), both from the University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria, gave an interview on RAI Südtirol discussing advantages and disadvantages of Artificial Intelligence.