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eXtended Artificial Intelligence

EXtended Artificial Intelligence (XtAI) is a new, tuition-free english master's program offered by the Julius-Maximilians-University of Würzburg, Germany (JMU) together with its Center for Artificial Intelligence and Data Science (CAIDAS)
XtAI aims to train highly qualified specialists in the field of one of the key methodologies of our century, Artificial Intelligence (AI)

The program provides students with advanced skills and competencies in the analysis, development, and evaluation of AIs, from old proven systems all the way to the newest state-of-the-art. Additionally, XtAI focusses on combining AI systems with extended (virtual and augmented) reality (XR) tools to provide a new, interactive medium that allows for the combination of human and machine intelligence.

Beyond the development of new AI methods, JMU and CAIDAS provide a large multidisciplinary research platform for the integration of AI/XR methods into many different scientific fields and daily life. The CAIDAS center covers a wide range of research areas, from the mathematical AI fundamentals over human-centered AI to specialised application fields such as literature, biomedicine or business analyticsPowerful computational resources and state-of-the-art research labs such as Robotics, Virtual Realty, and Virtual Embodiment Labs are available to XtAI students and support education and research at the highest level.

The application period for the winter semester 2022/2023 is open

Teaching form winter semester 2021/2022

  Current COVID-19 Note: 

The XtAI course will also be held in the winter term of 2021/2022 under the current pandemic situation.
The winter term 2021/2022 is planned in hybrid form, with part of the lectures to be held on-site and part online.
The information on the lectures to be held on-site and an on-site
 introductory event  can be found here.

Please do not hesitate to contact us directly if you  have further questions.

Further COVID information:


Quick Overview

Standard period of study 4 Semesters
Academic credits 120 ECTS
Teaching language English
Start of course Every winter semester (WS)
Admission Application and aptitude test
Application deadline winter term 2022/2023 15 March 2022
Start of lecture period of the winter semester 2021/22 18 October 2021

Quick links

If You are interested in taking the XtAI course, detailed information about the course, the lectures  contained in the study programme, as well as the the enrolment process can be found under following links.