The Implications of Artificial Intelligence for the Quality Infrastructure

Artificial intelligence (AI) is on everyone’s lips. A significant stimulus was when the US company OpenAI published the ChatGPT in November 2022.[1] GPT stands for Generative Pre-trained Transformer and is a text-based dialogue system as a user interface based on machine learning. Millions of internet users registered to gain access to this new oracle in just a few days.

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First international research workshop on Quality Infrastructure (QI)

The International Cooperation of the Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB) and the Chair of Innovation Economics at the Technische Universität Berlin is pleased to invite you to the first research workshop on quality infrastructure. The consulting firm Mesopartner supports the preparation and implementation of the workshop.

Until now, QI has been dealt with mainly by practitioners. There is much grey literature and few peer-reviewed scientific publications.

This hybrid workshop aims to bring researchers and practitioners together to discuss the scientific foundation of quality infrastructure and exchange information on the state of research in the field.

The meeting’s agenda will include a session on the contribution of quality infrastructure to digitalisation and sustainable development.

The event will take place on 27 April 2023 from 14:00-17:00 CET at PTB in Berlin and online. 

If you are a researcher in the field of quality infrastructure, or work in an institution that supports research on quality infrastructure, please register by completing the following questionnaire.

Appreciation of silver literature

Recently, I received an Email from Anthony Haynes from Frontinus Ltd., http://frontinus.org.uk, in England. He helps, especially engineers, to write successful academic articles and books.[1] In his latest research paper,[2] he deals with the importance of grey literature.

Grey literature is a form of knowledge that serves beyond peer-reviewed journals, especially for the exchange of ideas by practitioners. Academics also use it as a medium for exploring and discussing ideas in the preliminary stages of a scientific publication.

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