AI in Germany – Yesterday, today, tomorrow

At their New Year's Reception under the heading "Artificial Intelligence in Germany - Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow", the Fraunhofer ICT Group and the German Informatics Society honored ten influential figures in German AI history.

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Golden Globe for Fraunhofer?

Normally there are no movie awards for Fraunhofer technologies. But why is a member of the Fraunhofer ICT Group, together with director Chris Butler and the LAIKA Studios, nevertheless delighted to receive a Golden Globe for the best animated film? Because for the stop-motion film "Missing Link" the color 3D printing technology of Fraunhofer IGD was used.

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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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Reliability of complex intelligent systems

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

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Fraunhofer ICT Group

13.2.2020

AI in Germany – Yesterday, today, tomorrow

At their New Year's Reception under the heading "Artificial Intelligence in Germany - Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow", the Fraunhofer ICT Group and the German Informatics Society honored ten influential figures in German AI history.
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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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6.11.2019

Are we ready to go now? Yes, we are!

At which point does a trend technology actually deserve to be given its own strategy by the federal government? Are cryptocurrencies really the main application area of blockchains? Are blockchain users environmental sinners? Which processes do I have to break up if I as a company want to switch to blockchains and smart contracts? And when will the standardization and legal framework come? On November 5th, the Fraunhofer Blockchain Technology Day – organized by the Fraunhofer ICT Group in cooperation with the Federation of German Industries (BDI) – provided answers.
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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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Fraunhofer IIS, Erlangen / 6.2.2020

Fraunhofer software helps power immersive music services for Amazon Echo Studio smart speaker

Fraunhofer Institute for Integrated Circuits IIS, inventor of mp3 and primary developer of AAC, MPEG-H Audio and other MPEG standard audio codecs, announced today that Amazon has become an important music-centric licensee of its MPEG-H audio decoder software, included in the new Echo Studio. MPEG-H is the novel audio scheme used for new immersive music services including those based on the Sony 360 Reality Audio format. 360 Reality Audio services from Amazon Music HD on the Echo Studio are enabled by the Fraunhofer software.

 

Fraunhofer HHI, Berlin / 16.1.2020

Dissertation by Pablo Wilke Berenguer rated summa cum laude

Pablo Wilke Berenguer, research associate at the Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute HHI, completed his dissertation on "Physical Layer Reliability Aspects in Industrial Optical Wireless Communication" at the Technische Universität Berlin (TU Berlin) with the final mark summa cum laude, in June 2019.

 

Fraunhofer IGD, Darmstadt / 9.1.2020

Passport photos at passport offices only? Morphing forgeries put pressure on officials

Criminals have been finding weaknesses in biometric photos for some time now. “Face morphing”, as it is called, plays not least into the hands of human smugglers. Fraunhofer IGD technology is helping uncover forged documents and make IDs more forgery-proof.

 

Fraunhofer IGD, Darmstadt / 8.1.2020

Golden Globes 2020 – Fraunhofer software "Cuttlefish" produced over 106,000 faces

"Missing Link" by LAIKA won the Golden Globe in the category "Best Animated Feature". Every single facial expression in the movie was printed in 3D. The studio used the 3D printer driver "Cuttlefish" by the Fraunhofer IGD.

 

Fraunhofer SIT, Darmstadt / 25.11.2019

MEVIS draw: Our Free Software for Interactive Segmentation of Medical Images

Fraunhofer MEVIS provides the software MEVIS draw for creating and editing segmentations on 3D medical images for free download. MEVIS draw supports clinicians and AI researchers in interactively annotating data such as CT or MR images.

MEVIS draw offers intuitive brush and freehand interactions for drawing and modifying contours. An interpolation automatically fills in contours and updates them after each interaction, thus making 3D segmentation very efficient. Import of images and segmentations created with other software as well as export of results are supported in various formats, such as DICOM (including SEG and RTSTRUCT), MetaImage, MLImage, NiFTI, and NRRD. MEVIS draw is available for Windows and Linux. A macOS version is planned for 2020.

 

Fraunhofer FIT, Sankt Augustin / 13.11.2019

Fraunhofer Radio Technology becomes part of the worldwide Telecom Infra Project (TIP)

The Telecom Infra Project (TIP) is an industry association for the development of Open Solutions, in which all well-known players of the worldwide telecommunications industry are represented. The aim is to give everyone in the world access to the Internet. Fraunhofer FIT's "Wireless Backhaul" (WiBACK) radio relay technology will be a key component of TIP’s OpenCellular project for bringing the Internet to remote, sparsely populated regions.

 

Fraunhofer IESE, Kaiserslautern / 8.11.2019

Autonomous Agriculture in 2045? New Study about the Autonomous Agricultural Machinery Market

The development and introduction of machines ranging from highly automated to driverless will have a strong impact on global agriculture. This inevitably raises the question of how fast and to what extent the new technologies will determine the market in the future.

 

Fraunhofer FOKUS, Berlin / 8.11.2019

With 5G campus networks on the way to the wireless factory site

At the end of October, the Bundesnetzagentur published the fees for frequencies in the range from 3.7 GHz to 3.8 GHz for local applications, thus laying the foundation for campus networks, i.e. a company's own network on factory premises. Fraunhofer FOKUS discussed the technical implementation of such private networks with partners from industry and science at the Industrial IoT (IIoT) Forum and the FOKUS FUSECO Forum (FFF) from November 6-8, 2019, and presented various 5G demonstrations for the factory of the future.