Artificial Intelligence in Service Systems

  • Type: Lecture (V)
  • Semester: WS 22/23
  • Time:

    Flipped classroom concept (videos of the lecture will be made available before the exercise classes)

  • Lecturer: Dr.-Ing. Niklas Kühl
    Dr.-Ing. Michael Vössing
  • SWS: 1,5
  • Lv-No.: 2595650
  • Information: Blended (On-Site/Online)

Artificial Intelligence (AI) and the application of machine learning is becoming more and more popular to solve relevant business challenges — both within isolated entities but also within co-creating systems (like value chains). However, it is not only essential to be familiar with precise algorithms but rather a general understanding of the necessary steps with a holistic view—from real-world challenges to the successful deployment of an AI-based solution. As part of this course, we teach the complete lifecycle of an AI project focusing on supervised machine learning challenges. We do so by also introducing the use of Python and the required packages like scikit-learn with exemplary data and use cases. We then take this knowledge to the more complex case of service systems with different entities (e.g., companies) who interact with each other and show possibilities on how to derive holistic insights. Apart from the technical aspects necessary when developing AI within service systems, we also shed light on the collaboration of humans and AI in such systems (e.g., with the support of XAI), topics of ethics and bias in AI, as well as AI’s capabilities on being creative.

Students of this course will be able to understand and implement the complete lifecycle of a typical Artificial Intelligence use case with supervised machine learning. Furthermore, they understand the importance and the means of applying AI and Machine Learning within service systems, which allows multiple, independent entities to collaborate and derive insights. Besides technical aspects, they will gain an understanding of the broader challenges and aspects when dealing with AI. Students will be proficient with typical Python code for AI challenges.

Language of instructionEnglish
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  • Hirt, R., & Kühl, N. (2018). Cognition in the Era of Smart Service Systems: Inter-organizational Analytics through Meta and Transfer Learning. In 39th International Conference on Information Systems, ICIS 2018; San Francisco Marriott MarquisSan Francisco; United States; 13 December 2018 through 16 December 2018.
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Organisational issues

The course will be offered in the form of a flipped classroom concept starting in winter semester 2022/2023. The lecture will be recorded in advance and made available online. During the exercise classes, the contents of the lecture will be discussed and applied as part of programming exercises.