Topics of the Fraunhofer Institute for Cognitive Systems IKS

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Cognitive Systems

Cognitive systems have the ability to adapt to their environment and as a result, solve complex tasks on their own. Fraunhofer IKS conducts research into safe and dependable cognitive systems.

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Autonomous Driving

Will the automobiles of the future drive autonomously? This vision of the future will become reality only when autonomous driving is safe. With this in mind, Fraunhofer IKS works on adaptive automobile software architectures.

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Artificial Intelligence

The goal of Fraunhofer IKS is to take advantage of machine learning technologies in order to design a future that is safe. AI technologies must be 100 percent dependable, especially when it comes to safety-critical applications.

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AI in medicine

In the future, digital medicine will accompany us as patients from prevention to aftercare. Artificial intelligence (AI) is a key technology here, because AI can combine and analyze large amounts of data in a very short time. Fraunhofer IKS conducts research on the validation of such digital applications.

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Industry 4.0

The term Industry 4.0 refers to the digitalization of production and manufacturing. In order to safely exploit the corresponding advantages, connected and automated production systems must function first and foremost in a dependable manner.

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Safety Engineering

The electronics inside vehicles and machinery are growing increasingly complex. It takes more advanced safety mechanisms to tame this complexity. This is why safety engineering is a focal point of research at Fraunhofer IKS.

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Smart Farming

Smart Farming makes it possible to simultaneously render agriculture more sustainable, efficient and resilient. Fraunhofer IKS supports manufacturers of agricultural machinery, technology or software in the development of solutions for smart farming.

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Quantum Computing

Quantum computers could enable new applications. Fraunhofer IKS is researching safe software applications for quantum computing so that the calculations can be relied on.

Current activities at the Fraunhofer Institute for Cognitive Systems IKS

Here you will find our upcoming events, current press releases and other news about Fraunhofer IKS in Munich.

 

Congress / 23.-24.2.2023

AI.BAY 2023

On 23 and 24 February 2023, the AI.BAY congress will take place for the first time at the Deutsches Museum in Munich. The Fraunhofer IKS will be represented at the accompanying exhibition.

The format is intended to offer Bavarian as well as international AI experts an opportunity for exchange.

 

Conference / 15.3.2023

Conference on Optimization and Machine Learning in Industry 2023

On 15 March, the ADA Lovelace Center for Analytics, Data and Applications invites to the "Conference on Optimization and Machinelearning in Industry". Fraunhofer IKS is participating in the conference and will present research results on resilience in autonomous systems.

 

Information on the new building in Garching

Fraunhofer IKS is getting a new institute building at the Fraunhofer campus in Garching near Munich. The groundbreaking ceremony with Bavaria's Minister President Dr. Markus Söder and Economics Minister Hubert Aiwanger in October marked the official start of construction. On our new building page you will find all information about the construction progress in German.

 

White paper

Safe AI. How is this possible?

How is it possible to develop safe software systems based on artificial intelligence? As simple as the question sounds, a comprehensive answer would be complex. Therefore, the white paper "Safe AI - How is it possible?" focuses on the technical design and the engineering principles of safe AI-based systems.

 

Conference / 15.-16.11.2023

Safetronic 2023

For the third time, the Fraunhofer Institute for Cognitive Systems will again host the international conference »Safetronic« 2023. The event is planned for November 15 and 16, 2023.

»Safetronic« holistically addresses the safety of road vehicles and all related aspects, including but not limited to functional safety, SOTIF, cybersecurity, safety-in-use and others.

 

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The Story of Resilience, Part 3 / 16.11.2022

Understanding Self-Adaptive Systems

What are the basic principles of self-adaptive systems? This is the basic prerequisite for bringing the concept of resilience to life. Part 3 of our series.

 

The Story of Resilience, Part 2 / 27.10.2022

The Complexity Challenge

Resilience is the key ingredient for the next generation of cognitive cyber-physical systems. Many visions of the future can only become reality if the systems become aware of themselves, their goals and their context in order to be able to adapt to unknown and changing environments. In this article, part 2 of our series on resilience, we look at the character of complexity to better understand where to start engineering in order to manage this complexity.

 

Operational Design Domain / 13.10.2022

Narrow frame provides safety

The Operational Design Domain (ODD) precisely defines the area in which automated driving functions may be used. As such, they represent a fundamental prerequisite for safe automated driving. Part 1 of a three-part series on the importance of ODD.

 

Safetronic 2022 / 6.10.2022

Here's the final agenda – take a look!

Registration for this year's Safetronic (November 8 - 9, 2022) has already started. Save your ticket now and take advantage of the early bird rate until October 10. Safetronic will again be organized as a hybrid conference.

Services by the Fraunhofer Institute for Cognitive Systems IKS

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Dependable Artificial Intelligence

Fraunhofer IKS makes artificial intelligence technology trustworthy and dependable.

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Adaptive Software

Fraunhofer IKS makes embedded systems adaptive and extendable.

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Safety Architectures for AI Systems

Fraunhofer IKS develops safety architectures for artificial intelligence technologies.

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Fault-tolerant Embedded Platforms

Fraunhofer IKS develops fault-tolerant embedded systems.

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Dependable Connected Systems

Fraunhofer IKS develops connected systems that are safe and dependable.

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Flexible Production

Fraunhofer IKS makes sure your production systems are flexible and dependable.

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