ADA Lovelace Center: artificial intelligence in operation

»ADA Lovelace Center for Analytics, Data and Applications« combines AI research with industrial applications

Data is the raw material of the digital world. That being so, it is essential for companies to master, analyze and evaluate data if they are to remain competitive. However, the more data that arises, the more important it becomes to handle it efficiently. This is where artificial intelligence (AI) techniques such as machine learning and mathematical optimization can help – but these in turn require a specific expertise that is not readily available in many companies. So how can this knowledge be made accessible for industry? Through a center of excellence that networks science and industry.

To achieve this, we teamed up with the Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg and the Ludwig-Maximilians- Universität München to create a unique research infrastructure in Bavaria: the »ADA Lovelace Center for Analytics, Data and Applications«.

This is an exciting venue where companies can come into contact with leading national and international AI researchers to work together on specific projects. This promotes the creation of practical new data analytics techniques and algorithms in specific applications within a very short period – with corresponding added value for industry, services and research.

The focus in the ADA Lovelace Center is on applications in the domains of manufacturing, mobility, logistics and health, such as data- driven localization, verifiable AI for the medical and automotive industries, logistics ecosystems, and driver assistance systems for rail transportation. The personnel at the ADA Lovelace Center carries out research into nine fields of artificial intelligence, including learning with less annotated data, explainable AI and mathematical optimization techniques.

If new things are to be created, then new things must be tried out. As such, the ADA Lovelace Center employs innovative forms of cooperation and infrastructure, such as joint labs for agile project development on a temporary basis, a data analytics showroom as an AI world of experience, and the ADA “Young Talents” hub for supporting and nurturing highly qualified new talent for careers in science and business. The project is funded by the Bavarian Ministry of Economic Affairs.