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Thursday, December 14, 2017

German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence

Founded in 1988, the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence, DFKI, today is one of the largest nonprofit contract research institutes in the field of innovative software technology based on Artificial Intelligence (AI) methods. DFKI is focusing on the complete cycle of innovation - from world-class basic research and technology development through leading-edge demonstrators and prototypes to product functions and commercialisation.

Based in Kaiserslautern, Saarbrücken, and Bremen, the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence ranks among the important “Centres of Excellence” worldwide.

An important element of DFKI's mission is to move innovations as quickly as possible from the lab into the marketplace. Only by maintaining research projects at the forefront of science DFKI has the strength to meet its technology transfer goals. DFKI’s strong committment to effective technology transfer has resulted so far in the creation of more than 50 successful spin-off companies. The key directors of DFKI are Prof. Wolfgang Wahlster (CEO) and Dr. Walter G. Olthoff (CFO).

DFKI's work share in UNIFARM will be performed in the knowledge management research department, headed by Prof. Dr. Andreas Dengel. Within this department, DFKI has successfully performed numerous projects on multi-media knowledge sharing environments, location-based services, semantic technology, and knowledge management and exchange in agricultural settings. Furthermore the department brings to bear its experience in evaluating the behaviour of large user groups (manifest in the activities of the research center “computational  culture”) and in case-based reasoning techniques. Currently the department coordinates the project iGreen, funded by the German ministry of research. Here, 24 partners from farming, industry, and research  develop an infrastructure for public-private knowledge management in agriculture.

Contact

Dr. Ansgar Bernardi (workpackage leader WP2)

UNIFARM is carried out in the context of the Galileo FP7 R&D programme supervised by the GSA (Nr. 287206)