News from the Fraunhofer Institute for Cognitive Systems IKS

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News

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

 

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.

 

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.

Quantum computing

Fraunhofer IKS is a member of the Quantum Business Network

Fraunhofer IKS is now part of the Quantum Business Network (QBN). The QBN brings together people from science, industry and politics to shape the future of quantum technologies together. The goal is technological progress through industry collaborations and knowledge transfer.

 

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.

 

Download

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.

 

White paper

Trustworthy AI for Intelligent Traffic Systems (ITS)

Together with the Huawei Research Center Munich, Fraunhofer IKS has written a white paper on Artificial Intelligence (AI) for Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS). It summarizes current and future challenges of introducing AI into Intelligent Traffic Systems in a trustworthy manner. Here, special focus is laid on Smart Cities.

 

 

White paper

Machine Learning Methods for Enhanced Reliable Perception

As part of the ADA Lovelace Center for Analytics, Data and Applications,  Fraunhofer IKS has developed a technical white paper on machine learning methods for reliable perception of autonomous systems. It reviews, develops and evaluates new methods for quantifying uncertainty in deep neural networks.

 

Available soon

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.

Events

We are looking forward to welcome you at our events:

 

Event / 23.6.2022

Final event »KI Absicherung – Safe AI for Automated Driving«

Prof. Dr. Simon Burton, Research Division Director Safety at Fraunhofer IKS, will give a presentation on »Prospect for Standardization from an ISO Perspective« at the hybrid event "KI Absicherung − Safe AI for Automated Driving" on June 23.

 

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 and Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nuremberg (FAU).  

 

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.

All events

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

Papers

Here you find the latest papers and publications written by our scientists.

 

Is it all a cluster game?

It is essential for safety-critical applications of deep neural networks to determine when new inputs are significantly different from the training distribution. This paper explores this out-of-distribution (OOD) detection problem for image classification using clusters of semantically similar embeddings of the training data and exploit the differences in distance relationships to these clusters between in- and out-of-distribution data.

 

 

Beyond Test Accuracy: The Effects of Model Compression on CNNs

Model compression is widely employed to deploy convolutional neural networks on devices with limited computational resources or power limitations. For high stakes applications, it is, however, important that compression techniques do not impair the safety of the system. This paper investigates the changes introduced by three compression methods that go beyond the test accuracy.

 

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.

All publications

On our publications page you find all scientific publications, but also the entire list of publications of Fraunhofer IKS, current white papers as well as the annual report and our videos.

Safe Intelligence Blog

These are our latest blog posts:

 

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.

 

Machine Learning / 31.5.2022

Formal Verification of Neural Networks with Quantum Computers

Neural networks are not robust. The development of reliable predictors requires systematic methods to both assess their quality and to gain confidence in their correctness. Quantum computing can provide assistance here.

 

Industry 4.0 / 11.5.2022

Turbocharging artificial intelligence in production

Artificial intelligence (AI) offers a lot of potential for Industrie 4.0, but there are technological barriers that make it more difficult to implement. Researchers at Fraunhofer IKS are developing a framework to support and optimize the data and AI life cycle. This will significantly increase the scope of value creation provided by AI.

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.

Vacancies

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

 

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!

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