At the FIT Info-Days on February 1st and 2nd 2022, high school graduates again had the opportunity to discover STEM subjects and to meet role models. During classroom workshops many students took advantage of the opportunity to experience first-hand how diverse science and technology can be.
Pauline Meyer-Heye and Maria Haider from the Center for Vision, Automation & Control gave insights into their research work at the AIT Austrian Institute of Technology and presented their careers.
What does the banana on the street have to do with algorithms?
This question was answered by the two AIT scientists in their workshop. They vividly explained to the participants why precise quality inspection during the production process is so important, and how automated systems can detect surface defects in a fraction of a second and distinguish them from contamination that we can barely see with the naked eye.
At the end, the students were able to compile neural networks on their smartphones and understand how algorithms learn to recognize dirt on a surface using training data.
AIT is a long-standing FIT cooperation partner
The FIT program is carried out in cooperation with regional higher education institutions (universities and universities of applied sciences), companies and social partners and cooperates closely with the Ministry of Education, the Vienna City School Board and the regional school boards in Lower Austria and Burgenland.
This year, AIT again presented itself as a future employer at the FIT Info-Days and supported the recruitment of young people for technical and scientific fields of study.