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15.07.2019
The topic of artificial intelligence is high on the agenda at the mechanical engineering summit in Berlin. Dr. Stefan Wess from the AI pioneer Empolis will also talk about the technology during a panel discussion.
How can machines and plants independently optimize industrial processes through interaction with their environment? This is currently being investigated by the research project InPulS. The machine learning method "Reinforcement Learning" is applied. Two application scenarios will be tested.
04.07.2019
A new VDMA study offers companies in the mechanical and plant engineering sector AI-based support in navigating through the global startup scene. For the first time, it reveals which startups are relevant for mechanical engineering and where they are located worldwide. Over 3,000 startups with relevance for our industry are presented in a longlist.
26.06.2019
A recent report shows policymakers the way to a better future with useful AI applications, but without excesses such as the all-round monitoring of citizens.
04.06.2019
Will robots and Artificial Intelligence (AI) take over, lead to massive job displacements and soon send our societies into turmoil? Or are they simply great tools we can use to create a world with increased prosperity, resource efficiency and new cures for terrible diseases? A reality check shows: It is time to leave techno-panics behind.By Patrick Schwarzkopf
08.05.2019
Professor Claus Oetter, Managing Director of VDMA Software and Digitisation, calls for a stronger possibility of differentiation for industry at the meeting of the Data Ethics Commission and the question of an ethical design of society.
08.04.2019
The mechanical engineering industry sees the guidelines of the EU expert group on the use of AI as an important contribution in the public debate, but warns against drawing red lines too early.
20.02.2019
The industrial world is in a constant state of change. Machine learning will change mechanical engineering and thus many user industries. Implementation has already begun - now the focus is on concrete application scenarios and their implementation.
11.02.2019
Hartmut Rauen, Deputy Managing Director of the VDMA, considers the use of artificial intelligence to be largely uncritical, even if a discussion about its ethical dimensions is important, said Rauen on the occasion of the Bundestag debate on the AI strategy of the Federal Government.
Press Release on the Digital Factory 2019 Press Roundtable
22.01.2019
Tomorrow's world of work must not be regulated to the letter. The ILO's proposals go in the wrong direction.
17.12.2018
Spotlight in the December issue of VDMA News

Next events

22.07.2019
Artificial intelligence and IT tools in order processing
03.07.2019
13 to 15 November in Madrid

Research & Development

How can machines and plants independently optimize industrial processes through interaction with their environment? This is currently being investigated by the research project InPulS. The machine learning method "Reinforcement Learning" is applied. Two application scenarios will be tested.
The aim of the funding is to promote innovative applications of artificial intelligence methods in practice. The funding of collaborative projects is intended to strengthen the transfer between science and industry to the advantage of both parties.
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