Professor Hans-Joachim Hof has recently been a member of the Supervisory Board of the Ingolstadt Research Center for Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning (AININ – Artificial Intelligence Network Ingolstadt, homepage soon online under http://www.ainin.de).
AININ is not only one of the largest application centers for artificial intelligence in Bavaria, but also unique in its composition: Seven partners from science, business and municipal institutions have to advance the future topic of artificial intelligence with application-related research: the Technical University of Ingolstadt, the Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt (KU), the Fraunhofer Gesellschaft, the AUDI AG, the MediaMarktSaturn Retail Group, the city of Ingolstadt and the Ingolstadt Clinic. The research issues dealt with by the Centre deal with the use of artificial intelligence in the four areas of mobility, health, production and trade. IT security plays an important role in all these topics, so that in the future many more exciting projects are to be tackled for INSecurity – Ingolstadt Research Group Applied IT Security.
In addition to the technical implementation, the research centre is also intended to shed light on social-ethical questions on the topic of artificial intelligence and to develop answers to this question. In addition to the planned twelve professorships, there will be positions for scientific staff, so that the research centre will start work with 24 scientists as a first step. The regular staff is to be set up by the end of next year. After the start-up funding expires in 2025, the agencies are to bear themselves. The research centre is expected to grow to around 40 employees by then.