Artificial intelligence: Four questions to Ela Daniliuc, Synergeticon

SERIES (1): "Female AI – four questions to women in AI“
07 July 2021
Ela Daniliuc

Artificial intelligence, the technology of the future, offers an exciting array of career paths, especially for women. The Hamburg-based AI company Synergeticon, the ARIC Hamburg association and proTechnicale are now promoting women in AI and raising their visibility. The series of interviews, "Female AI - Four Questions to Women in AI", is being launched in co-operation with Hamburg News to inform and encourage young women to seeking professions in the growing artificial intelligence sector. Women, who have already gained a foothold in AI, describe their experiences.

 

Ela Daniliuc, Data Engineer at Synergeticon 

 

Hamburg News: What precisely do you do in the AI sector and where?

I work at Synergeticon, a Hamburg-based company specialising in artificial intelligence. I develop intelligent software solutions for aircraft production. Aircraft can be assembled more efficiently and intuitively with our software. That take less time and involves fewer costs and less stress for the workers because we can tailor production far better to their needs and skills. We have also integrated automated safety analysis to prevent accidents.

Ela Daniliuc
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Data Engineer Ela Daniliuc

Hamburg News: How did you enter the AI sector?

I actually come from a completely different field and studied geodata management in Frankfurt am Main, where I specialised in the property construction industry. I became acquainted with my current field of work almost by chance during an internship and noticed the common denominators between aviation and my previous focal points e.g., digital twin modelling. It’s great fun working on the production of large aircraft. That's why I stayed.

Hamburg News: What do you plan to do in future?

I'm still at the beginning of my career and would like to be more involved in product development e.g., creating intelligent camera-based systems for object and event recognition. I work in an environment with a great team spirit and focus on individual training and learning new technologies. We are almost always dealing with the latest industry issues and work with cutting edge technology, which is fun.

Hamburg News: Why should more women seek a career in AI?

I am frequently the only woman in meetings or working groups. I don't mind, but such a job description might intimidate women when applying for a technical studies course or a job. I literally slid into the AI sector and from my own experience, I can say that none of our skills and achievements are gender-reliant. Artificial intelligence has the potential to improve our standard of living in the long-term. There are hardly any sectors in the world for which AI applications could not be created. It is important that both men AND women deal with such big issues.
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