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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.

28.6.2022

Delegation visit from Quebec

On June 28, a Canadian delegation of parliamentarians visited Fraunhofer IKS together with two members of the Bavarian Parliament. In addition to a presentation on Fraunhofer IKS by Director Mario Trapp, the delegation was given a tour in the Living Lab and got insights into various research fields and projects of Fraunhofer IKS, including AI assurance, quantum computing and adaptive resilience management.

 

Mario Trapp appointed to TU Munich

Since June 1, Mario Trapp, director of the Fraunhofer Institute for Cognitive Systems IKS, has been a full professor at the Technical University of Munich (TUM). He is part of the Faculty of Computer Science as holder of the Chair of Engineering Resilient Cognitive Systems. This means that Mario Trapp will also be a professor at the future TUM School of Computation, Information and Technology.

The habilitated computer scientist has headed Fraunhofer IKS since January 2018 and previously taught as an adjunct professor at the Department of Computer Science at TU Kaiserslautern.

 

Conference / 8.-9.11.2022

Safetronic 2022

After the successful premiere in 2021, the Fraunhofer Institute for Cognitive Systems will again host the international conference »Safetronic« 2022. The event is planned for November 8 and 9, 2022.

 

Conference / 6.-9.9.2022

SafeComp 2022

The 41st International Conference on Computer Safety, Reliability and Security, SafeComp, will take place next year in Munich. For its 2022 edition, the annual event has the motto »New frontiers of safety assurance«. It will be hosted by the Fraunhofer Institute for Cognitive Systems IKS in cooperation with the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nuremberg (FAU).  

 

Video

Artificial Intelligence in MedTech

Dr. Narges Ahmidi, Head of Reasoned AI Decisions, explains in this video, how artificial intelligence and machine learning will share medical technology in the near future. AI is particularly helpful where a lot of data is involved. The areas of application range from diagnosis, for example through image analysis, to the treatment of patients and the maintenance of medical equipment in intensive care units.

 

Press Release / 3.2.2022

Solving optimization problems with quantum computing

In the future, quantum computers will be able to solve highly complex tasks that traditional computers have failed to do so far. In the QuaST project, which is funded by Germany’s Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Climate Action, seven partners from science and industry are researching how to make quantum computing as easily accessible as possible for companies.

 

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ezCar2x® framework: Source code available

With the flexible ezCar2x® software framework Fraunhofer IKS provides the key components needed to rapidly create prototype applications for networking vehicles. The link to the complete source code and the corresponding manual can be found on the ezCar2x® website.

 

Paper

Out-Of-Distribution Detection Transformer

A serious problem in image classification is that a trained model might perform well for input data that originates from the same distribution as the data available for model training but performs much worse for out-of-distribution (OOD) samples. This paper proposes a first-of-its-kind OOD detection architecture named OODformer that leverages the contextualization capabilities of the transformer.

 

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Portrait Narges Ahmidi / 11.8.2022

»Being surrounded with dedicated smart people is rewarding«

Striving for excellence in scientific research on trustworthy Artificial Intelligence (AI), Dr. Narges Ahmidi also aims to encourage young female scientists to enter science and become leaders.

 

Driverless rail vehicles / 15.7.2022

Autonomous travel across the country and around the city

There are still a number of technical and regulatory obstacles to overcome before autonomous cars are ready for mass production. But when it comes to rail transport, things are much further ahead. Self-driving trains are already a common mode of transport. But how does autonomous driving on rails work?

 

Safetronic 2022 / 22.6.2022

»The variety of abstracts submitted truly covers the entire scope«

22 abstracts were submitted for this year’s Safetronic conference (November 8–9, 2022), with the Program Committee selecting the best of them. Simon Fürst, Cooperation Management Automated Driving at BMW Group, Munich, and Conference Co-chair, explains the topics Safetronic will focus on as well as the highlights visitors can expect.

 

Online Seminar / 14.6.2022

Safe Intelligence for Laboratories: a »prediction magic«

While many current CDS expert systems (Clinical Decision Support) in laboratories are being criticized due to difficulty in scaling, constant review from the medical perspective and limited data cases, artificial intelligence (AI) has become a highly plausible alternative. »Safe Intelligence for Laboratories«, a webinar hosted by Fraunhofer IKS, focused on the cases and challenges of AI in laboratories from the perspectives of both industry and patients.

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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