Fraunhofer Institute for Cognitive Systems opened

How can AI applications interact safely with people?


The secure use of artificial intelligence (AI) is a key issue in research and practical applications. The new Fraunhofer Institute for Cognitive Systems, opened in Munich, will study how AI applicatijons can interact safely with people.

It is a central element in the Bavarian competency network in artificial machine intelligence. In a government declaration in October, Minister President Dr. Markus Söder announced his priority program to promote AI with total investments of 360 million euros. The initiative, in which TUM will take on a key role, will be centered around the Munich region, with the priority area "intelligent robotics".

 With such institutions as the Munich School of Robotics and Machine Intelligence (MSRM) and the Munich Data Science Institute (MDSI), with their research in the fields of machine learning and data science, TUM has a particularly strong presence in the core areas of artificial intelligence. Minister President Söder plans to establish an "AI Mission Institute" that will emerge from the MSRM and combine research and entrepreneurial activities. TUM also has an important role to play in establishing the Fraunhofer Institute for Cognitive Systems. Four chairs jointly filled by TUM and the Fraunhofer Society will promote fundamental and application-based research. Combined with the Fraunhofer Institute for Applied and Integrated Security (AISEC), headed by TUM professors Claudia Eckert and Georg Sigl, this will establish a hotbed for AI research in Bavaria.

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