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Meet&Eat: The Hi Tech! Talk

Living as „NEIGSCHMECKTE“ and international AI specialists in the Stuttgart Region - with Nicole and Luigi from Bosch Research.

In this episode, Nicole Finnie, Lead Research Engineer for deep learning at Bosch AI Research, and Luigi Palmieri, Research Scientist and Group Leader working on generative AI for behavioral learning and prediction, provide us with exciting insights into their lives in the Stuttgart Region. Their enthusiasm for their work and live in the hub of AI research is palable and is driven by opportunity to positively impact many lives. They touch on various topics, from the diverse industry to cultural aspects and the strong corporate diversity at Bosch Research. 

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Our guests

Nicole Finnie has been working as a Lead Research Engineer at Bosch AI Research since 2018, where she focuses on foundational models. She firmly believes in the profound societal impact of AI.  Even though she's what locals might call a "Neigschmeckte" (that's Swabian dialect for someone who's moved into the Stuttgart Region), Nicole feels at home right from the beginning. She is particularly fascinated by the culture, lifestyle, and diverse outdoor activities such as hiking in the mountains. Plus, she's loving the work-life balance and great working conditions that convinced her to settle down in Renningen - only a short bike ride away from Bosch Research.  

Luigi Palmieri, Group Leader and Specialist in AI and Robotics, is originally from Italy and made the deliberate choice to work at Bosch AI Research due to his deep fascination for Artificial Intelligence. His journey to Germany began with his PhD in Freiburg. Now at Bosch Research, Luigi finds himself immersed in a plethora of technological topics and enjoys collaborating with diverse international colleagues. He appreciates Stuttgart's size and its central location in Europe, surrounded by nature and the diverse opportunities for professional and personal growth, making it the perfect fit for him. 

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Bosch AI Research

The Bosch Center for Artificial Intelligence stands as a leading hub for AI excellence within Bosch Research. Its primary goal is to integrate cutting-edge AI technologies into Bosch products and services, overseeing projects from conception to execution. Drawing upon extensive domain expertise and world-class AI methodologies, the center assembles diverse teams of domain experts and data professionals from around the world. 

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Our host: Sebastian Menzel

Our host, Sebastian Menzel, is a passionate advocate of the Stuttgart Region, and he loves to share that enthusiasm with others: He is the stadium announcer and voice of both the 'Stuttgart Surge' american football team and the 'MHP RIESEN Ludwigsburg' basketball team. His friendly and open demeanor, coupled with his unique expertise about the Stuttgart Region, makes him the perfect conversation buddy for our guests. 

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The Location: Landgasthof 1610 

Discover the rustic beauty and historical charm of the Landgasthof 1610 in Weil der Stadt-Merklingen. Immerse yourself in the cozy atmosphere of this traditional inn, which has been celebrating hospitality for over 400 years. Enjoy delicious Swabian and international specialties in the beautiful beer garden or in the quaint restaurant with home-brewed beer. Experience heartfelt hospitality in an ambiance that combines history and pleasure. 

Landgasthof 1610 
Kirchgrabenstraße 6 
71263 Weil der Stadt-Merklingen