The Institute of Materials Research of the German Aerospace Center invited to the annual Materials Colloquium on Tuesday, 03 December 2019, on the DLR campus in Cologne to discuss
Machine learning meets ab-initio simulation – A revolution in materials research?
Big data, artificial intelligence, machine learning – we are used to talk about these technologies in the context of Factory of the Future and Industry 4.0. Since a quite short period of time, however, they sneak into the theater of materials research, mingle with digital tools like ab-initio simulation, micro-scale materials simulation and high-throughput analysis to something which is now called materials informatics. And recently, but hesitantly, quantum computing jumps in, threatening or rather promising to turn the way how to do materials research upside-down. This new arena of digital technologies creates thrilling opportunities but also distressing questions and uncertainties.
In the frame of the annual DLR Materials Colloquium and together with renown experts we lighted up the scene and worked out scenarios of quantum machine learning based materials engineering.