The European Parliament's Internal Market and Consumer Protection Committee (IMCO) today discussed artificial intelligence (AI) at its first meeting of the new year.
The results of the Enquete Commission "AI and Economy" are generally well received by the VDMA, as KI is clearly named as a key technology for the economy. However, from the VDMA's point of view, increased coordination between science, industry and civil society is absolutely necessary in this important area.
Equal treatment of B2B and B2C not effective, VDMA demands avoidance of even more bureaucracy, perspective for AI internal market in Europe
There is no way around artificial intelligence - in everyday life as well as in the workplace. How profound the change will be, however, is just as open as the question: "How far can we trust AI?
The guideline "Self-learning production processes - introduction strategy for reinforcement learning in industrial practice" introduces the topic of machine learning and shows step by step how an introduction of industrial reinforcement learning can take place in your own company. Application examples illustrate the procedure.
Overview MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses) for Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning
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.
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.
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.
#2 of the Industry Podcast is now available at Podigee
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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.
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.
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.
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
Tomorrow's world of work must not be regulated to the letter. The ILO's proposals go in the wrong direction.
Spotlight in the December issue of VDMA News

Research & Development

Around 20 VDMA members visited the Cybernetics Lab in Aachen in February 2020 to see examples of research on Industrie 4.0 and artificial intelligence.
The Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) funds R&D projects in the "Innovations for Tomorrow's Production, Services and Work" research programme that demonstrably improve manufacturing technology processes by using AI technologies in and on machines and production resources.
The BMBF is funding projects on the topic "The future of work: SMEs - innovative and social" as part of the research programme "Innovations for tomorrow's production, services and work".
The compilation “Industrie 4.0 Research at German Research Institutes – Overview” provides VDMA members with an overview of the work of German research institutes in the Industrie 4.0 environment.
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