Cyber-physical cognitive systems are constantly evolving and penetrating more and more areas of life. Increased autonomy, the use of artificial intelligence, and networking to form "open systems of systems" make these systems increasingly complex. This also makes it more difficult to prove that they are safe, i.e. free of unacceptable risks.
For this reason, the Fraunhofer Institute for Cognitive Systems IKS is researching new definitions of acceptable risk assessment and convincing safety assurance for such often AI-based cognitive systems.