Reliability of complex intelligent systems

The Fraunhofer ESK in Munich becomes the Fraunhofer Institute for Cognitive Systems IKS

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ICT Dissertation Award 2019: two frst prizes

The ICT Dissertation Award 2019 saw a premiere: for the first time, two first and one third prizes were awarded. This year's winners are Dr. Anna-Maria Kruspe (Fraunhofer IDMT), Dr. Erion Elmasllari (Fraunhofer FIT) and Dr. Naser Damer (Fraunhofer IGD).

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Stefan Wrobel is among the "ten most influential minds" in German AI history

The German Informatics Society (Gesellschaft für Informatik) has selected ten most influential minds from the German history of artificial intelligence (AI). Among other things, the jury chose Prof. Dr. Stefan Wrobel, Deputy Chairman of the Fraunhofer Group for IUK Technology.

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Fraunhofer celebrates 70th anniversary

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Fraunhofer ICT Group

4.12.2019

The Fraunhofer ESK in Munich becomes the Fraunhofer Institute for Cognitive Systems IKS

Since 1 December 2019, the former Fraunhofer Institute for Embedded Systems ESK has been known as the Fraunhofer Institute for Cognitive Systems IKS. With the renaming and the associated reorientation, the institute intends to conduct application-oriented research into reliable software engineering for safety-critical applications in the automotive and industrial 4.0 sectors. The aim is to secure artificial intelligence in such a way that it can also be used without hesitation in autonomous systems.
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26.9.2019

Two first prize winners for the first time

This year's presentation of the ICT Dissertation Awards of the Fraunhofer Group for IUK Technology was a premiere: For the first time, the jury found two works worthy of first prize.
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17.9.2019

Are we ready to go now?

After the initial hype, blockchain technology is currently experiencing stagnation. Despite many innovative ideas, the use of blockchain technology has not yet progressed beyond pilot projects and test phases.
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17.9.2019

Are we ready to go now?

After the initial hype, blockchain technology is currently experiencing stagnation. Despite many innovative ideas, the use of blockchain technology has not yet progressed beyond pilot projects and test phases.
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News from our member institutes

 

Fraunhofer ITWM / 27.2.2019

Terahertz testing with handheld scanner

Suitable measurement and inspection techniques for process monitoring and quality control are still lacking in some areas of industrial manufacturing.

 

Fraunhofer FKIE / 1.2.2019

Software that automatically detects fake news

Invented stories, distorted facts: fake news is spreading like wildfire on the internet and is often shared on without thought, particularly on social media. In response, Fraunhofer researchers have developed a system that automatically analyzes social media posts, deliberately filtering out fake news and disinformation. To do this, the tool analyzes both content and metadata, classifying it using machine learning techniques and drawing on user interaction to optimize the results as it goes.

 

Fraunhofer IDMT / 15.3.2019

First mobile in-ear headphones with microchip speakers

The Fraunhofer Institute for Digital Media Technology IDMT and the Fraunhofer Institute for Silicon Technology ISIT are presenting the first battery-powered version of an in-ear headphone with MEMS loudspeaker technology at the 45th Annual Meeting of the German Society for Acoustics (DAGA) in Rostock from 18 to 21 March. Thanks to this research success, the headphones are now ready for mobile use.

 

Fraunhofer IGD / 12.3.2019

Design simulation
redefined

What if, instead of waiting 60 minutes for the results of a simulation, it only took 45 seconds? At Hannover Messe, Fraunhofer IGD will present RISTRA, a GPU structural mechanics solution that accelerates component simulation and optimizes the design process.

 

Fraunhofer HHI / 12.3.2019

Scientists put AI systems to the test

Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning algorithms such as deep learning are becoming integral parts of ever more areas of our lives: They enable digital language assistants or translation services, improve medical diagnostics and are indispensable for future technologies such as autonomous driving.

 

Fraunhofer SIT / 19.3.2019

Post-Quantum
Cryptography

In the 21st century, we expect as practical application of this theory the development of quantum computers. Quantum computers will be able to break important cryptographic primitives used in today’s digital communication.

 

Fraunhofer IAO / 5.2.2019

The human factor in
artificial intelligence

Fraunhofer IAO focuses on applications for AI in Science Year 2019

 

Fraunhofer SCAI / 18.1.2019

New analysis methods facilitate the evaluation of complex engineering data

A further increase in the performance of supercomputers is expected over the next few years. So-called exascale computers will be able to deliver more precise simulations. This leads to considerably more data. Fraunhofer SCAI develops efficient data analysis methods for this purpose, which provide the engineer with detailed insights into the complex technical contexts.