News from the Fraunhofer Institute for Cognitive Systems IKS

On this page you will find all the news about Fraunhofer IKS. Use the links below and jump directly to the topic that interests you most.


Here you can find all the news about the Fraunhofer Institute for Cognitive Systems IKS.


New department "Quantum-enhanced AI"

Fraunhofer IKS has had a new department since the beginning of 2023: "Quantum-enhanced AI". It researches how quantum computing can support AI-based systems. The new department is headed by PD Dr. habil. Jeanette Miriam Lorenz.

To enable companies to quickly benefit from quantum computing, the department offers a workshop that can be customized to the company in question. More information can be found in our workshop flyer.


White paper

Complexity and uncertainty in the safety assurance and regulation of automated driving

Together with the University of York, Fraunhofer IKS has published a white paper presenting a new approach to assure the safety of cognitive cyber-physical systems (CPS), including automated driving systems.


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.


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.


Delegation visit from Africa

Fraunhofer IKS hosted a delegation from Africa. The visit was in connection with the Bavarian Africa Forum 2022, which was organized by the Bavarian Chambers of Industry and Commerce, the German Chamber of Commerce Abroad in Africa and the Bavarian State Chancellery. At Fraunhofer IKS, the participants received an introduction from institute director Mario Trapp as well as three project presentations focusing on industry and automotive.


Testing AI models for robustness online

Fraunhofer IKS brings together safety and artificial intelligence (AI): A new application assesses the reliability of artificial intelligence at the push of a button. The application tests the robustness of the results of their AI model. The new platform uses metrics for uncertainty and robustness quantification to assess the reliability of the analyses of the tested AI models.


We are looking forward to welcoming you at our events:


Workshop / 7.6.2024

Quantum computing - applications & potential

In June, Fraunhofer IKS organizes a workshop focusing on quantum computing. Find out what potential quantum computing offers for your company as well and which applications are possible with quantum computing.

All events

You find all events of Fraunhofer IKS on our event overview.

Safe Intelligence Blog

These are our latest blog posts:


Industrial Automation / 15.2.2024

Laying the Foundation for a New Manufacturing Paradigm

As production technologies continue to evolve, it can feel like companies are permanently playing catch-up. Read on to understand the current key changes in industrial automation and why it is worthwhile to embrace them.


The Future of Problem-Solving / 22.1.2024

Quantum Optimization's Promise, Pitfalls, and Progress

Quantum computing represents a frontier in computational technology, offering unparalleled potential for solving complex problems. However, this revolutionary field is not without its challenges. 


Industry 4.0 / 4.12.2023

Turbocharging artificial intelligence in production

Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Industry 4.0 still faces technological obstacles that make the use of AI difficult. Fraunhofer IKS is therefore developing a framework that supports and optimizes the data and AI lifecycle - and thus significantly increases the added value of AI in production.


Machine Learning / 3.11.2023

Quantum computing helps reinforcement learning to take off

It has been empirically shown that hybrid quantum-classical reinforcement learning requires fewer training steps to achieve a stable learning process. Fraunhofer IKS is researching solutions that are also suitable for industrial applications.



New approach for environment perception

In autonomous driving expecially, the environment and operating conditions are of crucial importance. Machine Learning components (e.g., Deep Neural Network (DNN) serve as enablers and therefore themselves must continue to operate reliably despite changing environmental conditions. Fraunhofer IKS provides a solution.


Safetronic 2023 / 9.10.2023

On the Safety of A*

Assuming we knew how to properly assess the safety of an autonomous driving application, what would be the consequences? Dr. Andreas Amoroso gives a little preview of his presentation at the Safetronic 2023 on November 15 and 16. 


Driverless rail vehicles / 25.9.2023

Safe autonomous travel with public transport

There are still several 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 exactly does autonomous driving on rails work?

Safe Intelligence Blog

On our Safe Intelligence Blog you find blog articles about the technical topics of Fraunhofer IKS. In addition, you can learn more about our employees and the way we work at the institute. Read on directly.

Please note: Most blog articles are in German.


You want to accompany the Fraunhofer Institute for Cognitive Systems IKS on its way? Then we look forward to receiving your application!


Current vacancies

Want to be part of the team? Then take a look at our jobs portal. There may be just the right role for you. We look forward to hearing from you!


Jobs & Career

Join our team! Here you can find our job offers and information about working at the Fraunhofer Institute for Cognitive Systems IKS.


Your colleagues

Would you like to know who your potential colleagues at Fraunhofer IKS are? Read our employee portraits on our Safe Intelligence Blog to find out what motivates our colleagues and what they are working on!


Anna Guderitz

Contact Press / Media

Anna Guderitz

Business Development

Hansastr. 32
80686 Munich

Phone +49 89 547088-354

Hans-Thomas Hengl

Contact Press / Media

Hans-Thomas Hengl

PR Officer

Hansastr. 32
80686 Munich

Phone +49 89 547088-396