Bavaria has set its sights on becoming a hotspot for artificial intelligence (AI). To this end, the State Government established the Bavarian Council on AI. It is chaired by Prof. Sami Haddadin, Director of the Munich School of Robotics and Machine Intelligence (MSRM). The body’s 21 members have been drawn from various fields. High-caliber experts from universities, non-university research institutions and industry are pooling their know-how and resources to advance Bavaria’s High-Tech Agenda in the field of AI through intensive cooperation in a dense network.
Professional exchange and jointly initiated strategies and measures should result in sustainable projects for the benefit of science and industry and turn a global spotlight on the full range of AI expertise in Bavaria. The slogan “Leveraging our Strengths through Unity and Diversity of the Network,” with people at the center of AI research, neatly sums up this Bavarian State Government initiative. The goal is to establish “AI made in Bavaria” as an international seal of approval for the quality of Bavarian AI research.
Fraunhofer IIS is represented on the Council on AI by three experts who each contribute their various skills and research focus areas.