The 2019 Science Year was dedicated to artificial intelligence (AI). AI has enormous potential to generate new profit for business. Yet this raises many questions – as too do the ethical and legal aspects of its use. In response, Fraunhofer IAO delivered a host of projects, publications, events and illustrative examples – focused primarily on the needs of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).
The topic of AI featured heavily in our diary of events for 2019.
Corporate dialog on artificial intelligence
This all-day event gave companies the chance to find out more about the potential of AI and to share their experience in this field. It featured a variety of interactive formats, ranging from practical presentations on the use of AI to hands-on experience of tested solutions. Companies therefore had ample opportunity to discover strategies and concepts that are suited to their own operation.
Open Lab Day
Held on November 8, our open lab day gave companies the opportunity to gain first-hand experience of the latest AI and ML technologies in the institute’s labs and to discuss with our experts their own ideas for potential use cases. The highlight of the event was the presentation of the AI Innovation Center for Learning Systems (see below, “Research collaboration”).
Data science and artificial intelligence
“Digital Business” is the title of a series of events in which Fraunhofer experts explain the theoretical basis behind AI-driven data analysis in the era of big data. Our research activities in this field and our collaboration with industrial partners on concrete projects have led to the creation of a powerful network that encourages interdisciplinary transfer and the adoption of new perspectives. These events are suitable not only for specialists but also for newcomers to the subject who would like to share in our knowledge. The program will continue in 2020: