Self-determined life in old age through artificial intelligence

The theme day „Self-determined life in old age through artificial intelligence“ is aimed at senior citizens and representatives from the field of elderly care and offers a practical insight into the possible applications of artificial intelligence for a self-determined life in old age.

Older people, in particular, can benefit enormously from artificial intelligence: Voice assistants that help with shopping; smart appliances that make household tasks easier; apps that help with preventive health care. But how do these technological helpers work? And what does the term artificial intelligence mean?

AI generated picture of senior citizens using new technologies, such as VR glasses
Seniors using new technologies. Generated with DALL.E 2 and Photoshop.

ScaDS.AI Dresden/Leipzig will address these and other exciting questions in cooperation with the Ambient Assisted Living Lab Görlitz/Zittau and invites you to the Living Lab in Leipzig.

In addition to a presentation on the basics of artificial intelligence and big data, there will be the opportunity to interact with an AI chatbot, experience an interactive technology presentation and ask any questions about artificial intelligence.

At the end of the theme day, Kerstin Motzer (Senior Citizens‘ Representative of the City of Leipzig), Prof. Dr. Andreas Hoff (Gerontologist University of Applied Sciences Görlitz/Zittau) and other experts will discuss the topic „How can AI help to solve the challenges of an ageing society?“ and present perspectives.

The event is free of charge.

Date and location

The theme day will take place on 21.03.2024 from 10:00 to 17:00.

Living Lab
ScaDS.AI Dresden/Leipzig
Löhrs Carré, Humboldtstraße 25,
04105 Leipzig


10:00 - 10:10 Welcome and introduction
Oliver Welz (ScaDS.AI, Living Lab),
Prof. Dr. Andreas Hoff (Direktor
Forschungsinstitut "Gesundheit, Altern,
Arbeit, Technik" GAT, Hochschule Zittau/
10:10 - 10:50 Lecture: Basics of AI and Big DataOliver Welz
10:50 - 11:00 Break
11:00 - 11:30 Tour through the ScaDS.AI Living Lab LeipzigOliver Welz
11: 30 - 11:40 Break
11:40 - 12:30 Hands-on workshop: Interaction with an AI chatbotOliver Welz
12:30 - 13:15 Lunchbreak
13:15 - 14:00 Lecture: Assistance technologies in the homeProf. Dr. Andreas Hoff
14:00 - 14:10 Break
14:10 - 14:50 Virtual tour of the AAL laboratory
at Zittau/Görlitz University of Applied Sciences /
KommWohnen in Görlitz
Maria Fabisch, Thomas Graf (AAL Labor
14:50 - 15:00 Break
15:00 - 15:45 Hands-on assistance technologies -
interactive technology presentation
with the team from the AAL Lab Görlitz
Maria Fabisch, Thomas Graf
15:45 - 16:00 Summary of the theme dayProf. Dr. Andreas Hoff, Oliver Welz
16:00 - 16:15 Break
Public part of the theme day
16:15 - 17:15 Panel discussion
"How can AI help solve the challenges of an ageing society?"
with representatives from politics, business,
science and civil society
Moderation: Dr. Hermann Diebel-Fischer
(ScaDS.AI Dresden/Leipzig).
Kerstin Motzer (Seniorenbeauftragte der
Stadt Leipzig), Dr.-Ing. Thomas Löffler (Professur
Arbeitswissenschaft und Innovationsmanage-
ment & Vorstandmitglied des WohnXperium,
TU Chemnitz), Prof. Dr. Andreas Hoff
ab 17:15 FarewellProf. Dr. Andreas Hoff, Oliver Welz


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