KI-Studios (AI Studios) aims to empower employees and their interest groups from all sectors to help shape company applications of artificial intelligence. The prerequisite for this is that employees have a concrete understanding of the possibilities, areas of application, and limitations of AI. They must be aware of the positive potential of AI for their workplace, but also its risks and challenges.
The KI-Studios project is being undertaken by the Fraunhofer IAO and the Institute of Human Factors and Technology Management IAT at the University of Stuttgart and funded by the Federal Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs with around 4.1 million euros. The project involves interactive demonstrators who provide information, raise awareness, and bring AI to life with vivid and realistic application examples from the working world of today and tomorrow. In specially developed innovative workshop formats, employees are methodically supported in dealing with AI systems and empowered to participate in implementation processes.
The KI-Studios project launched an ideas competition in autumn 2023, in which organizations and companies from all over Germany applied to become part of the network. From February, seven teams will expand the network and develop further innovative demonstrators and event formats for the AI Studios. This means that even more employees and employees and their interest groups throughout Germany can now take advantage of the diverse offers throughout Germany.
Following the opening of the first AI studio in Munich in September 2023 and the start of the roadshow with the “KI Infomobile”, the range of services is now being expanded with a second AI studio in Stuttgart.