|16 December 2016|

Germany

A new initiative in Germany will together global players from science and technology to advance research in artificial intelligence.

Cyber Valley in the Stuttgart-Tübingen area of German will be home to a groundbreaking research centre, which will draw on the expertise of Cyber Valley’s industry leading partners, who include Daimler, Porsche and Facebook, the University of Stuttgart and University of Tübingen.

Launched by the Max Planck Society and the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems it “will establish new research groups and professorships in the fields of machine learning, robotics, and computer vision in a new research centre in the Stuttgart-Tübingen area in Germany. A key element of the project will be the training of up to 100 doctoral students,” according to the Cyber Valley website.

Martin Stratmann, President of the Max Planck Society, said: “Cyber Valley will be a place where the technological foundations for our digital future will be laid. We not only want to be a magnet and a talent factory for the best junior scientists, we also want to create space for dialogue with people. After all, the digital future affects us all.”

Michael Steiner, Member of the Executive Board for Research and Development at Porsche AG, said: “The Cyber Valley initiative is the ideal complement for working on the key technologies of tomorrow, across different industries and physical locations, and for training talented young scientific minds in these areas.”

Anke Kleinschmit, Head of Group Research at Daimler, added: “Artificial intelligence has the potential to take digitization in the automotive industry to a new level, having left the realms of science fiction a long time ago. Progress with respect to autonomous driving and the many potential applications for development, production, sales or even entirely new mobility services prove this impressively.”