Strengthening AI research for Bavaria
The Bavarian government is currently undertaking a massive expansion of academic and non-academic research activities in the field of artificial intelligence. The aim is to integrate this expertise into a Bavarian-wide AI network.
The Fraunhofer Institute for Cognitive Systems IKS is being established in Munich as a digital lighthouse project within the AI network. The plan is to grow the institute to roughly 200 employees by the year 2025, thus necessitating the construction of a new building on the Garching Research Campus. The corresponding research and development activities will receive extensive funding for a period of five years through the Bavarian Ministry of Economic Affairs, Regional Development and Energy led by State Minister Hubert Aiwanger.