AI Inno­va­ti­on Com­pe­ti­ti­on honors joint pro­jec­ts with
IDSA par­ti­ci­pa­ti­on

Data sover­eig­n­ty is the goal of the Inter­na­tio­nal Data Spaces Asso­cia­ti­on (IDSA). For this pur­po­se, the initia­ti­ve has deve­lo­ped a secu­re data archi­tec­tu­re with an asso­cia­ted stan­dard from 100 inter­na­tio­nal com­pa­nies and insti­tu­ti­ons, which are now also estab­li­shing them­sel­ves in arti­fi­ci­al intel­li­gence (AI): IDSA is based on five for­ward-loo­king pro­jec­ts that were awar­ded in the AI inno­va­ti­on com­pe­ti­ti­on of the Ger­man Federal Minis­try of Eco­no­mics and Ener­gy (BMWi).

Accord­ing to the BMWi, the­se are "out­stan­ding approa­ches to new forms of AI-based plat­form eco­no­my", which inclu­de the 16 win­ners of the com­pe­ti­ti­on and who­se imple­men­ta­ti­on will be sup­por­ted for three years from Janu­a­ry 2020. IDSA is invol­ved in five of them. Its goal: to deve­lop a secu­re data space based on the IDS data archi­tec­tu­re. "The value of com­pa­nies increa­singly depends on data. The­se act as an engi­ne of arti­fi­ci­al intel­li­gence," empha­si­zes Lars Nagel, CEO of IDSA. "This makes it all the more important to have solu­ti­ons that gua­ran­tee secu­ri­ty, sover­eig­n­ty and the pro­tec­tion of legi­ti­ma­te expec­ta­ti­ons."

Five pro­jec­ts, five are­as of app­li­ca­ti­on

At the same time, IDSA is wide­ly rep­re­sen­ted with its invol­ve­ment in the col­la­bo­ra­ti­ve pro­jec­ts and pene­tra­tes new domains. "Each of the five pro­jec­ts in which we are invol­ved rep­res­ents a dif­fe­rent scope," exp­lains Andre­as Kem­bueg­ler, Head of Mar­ke­ting and Com­mu­ni­ca­ti­ons at IDSA. Their imple­men­ta­ti­on should pro­vi­de important impul­ses for the use of arti­fi­ci­al intel­li­gence in pro­duc­tion, main­ten­an­ce, mobi­li­ty, pro­duct deve­lop­ment and speech assi­s­tan­ce. The IDS data archi­tec­tu­re is an important buil­ding block: "It enab­les value crea­ti­on from data with simul­ta­ne­ous data sover­eig­n­ty. This, in turn, is a pre­re­qui­si­te for the secu­re use and effec­tive app­li­ca­ti­on of AI tech­no­lo­gies – inde­pen­dent of indus­tries and app­li­ca­ti­on are­as".

The IDSA and the Fraun­ho­fer Socie­ty are invol­ved in the fol­lo­wing pro­jec­ts:

IIP-Eco­s­phe­re Next Level Eco­s­phe­re for Intel­li­gent Indus­tri­al Pro­duc­tion

The aim of IIP-Eco­s­phe­re is to pave the way for the intel­li­gent pro­duc­tion of tomor­row through AI tech­no­lo­gies.

AI Mar­ket­place: The Arti­fi­ci­al Intel­li­gence Eco­sys­tem in Pro­duct Deve­lop­ment

In the AI mar­ket­place, the part­ners are desi­gning a digi­tal plat­form to bring tog­e­ther sup­pliers of AI app­li­ca­ti­ons and manu­fac­tu­ring com­pa­nies.

Ser­vice Mas­ter: An AI-based ser­vice eco­sys­tem for tech­ni­cal ser­vice in the age of Indus­try 4.0

Ser­vice Mas­ter wants to estab­lish an AI-based plat­form that enab­les even less spe­cia­li­zed employees to hand­le deman­ding tasks in the field of main­ten­an­ce and repair of com­plex machi­nes with the help of digi­tal gui­des.

Speaker: Buil­ding a lea­ding lan­guage assi­s­tan­ce plat­form "Made in Ger­ma­ny"

The aim is to crea­te a lan­guage assi­s­tan­ce plat­form for spe­cia­li­zed app­li­ca­ti­ons in indus­try and in the B2B sec­tor, for which the­re are no con­vin­cing solu­ti­ons yet. A Ger­man "Siri", but which cor­re­sponds to the high IDS data sover­eig­n­ty stan­dards.

BML-Eco­Sys: Bauhaus.MobilityLab

The "Bauhaus.MobilityLab Erfurt” aims to deve­lop an open, ser­vice-ori­en­ted eco­sys­tem for a bet­ter con­nec­tion of the ener­gy, trans­port, mobi­li­ty, envi­ron­ment and logistics sec­tors.

For our press release on the pro­ject "AI Mar­ket­place": https://www.internationaldataspaces.org/ai-marketplace/

For BMWi's press release "Win­ners of the KI Inno­va­ti­on Con­test have been announced"(In Ger­man): https://www.bmwi.de/Redaktion/DE/Pressemitteilungen/2019/20190919-gewinner-des-ki-innovationswettbewerbs-stehen-fest.html