“The integration into the DFKI network strengthens research and application of artificial intelligence throughout Hessen,” explains Hesse's Science Minister Angela Dorn. “In particular, the close cooperation with the state-funded Hessian Center for Artificial Intelligence (hessian.AI), which involves 13 Hessian universities of all types, will act as a catalyst. I believe that everyone involved will benefit sustainably from this new facility, the scientists and students of TU Darmstadt and the other universities involved in hessian.AI, but also business and society. This is because DFKI cooperates with a large number of national and international companies, thus strengthening the transfer of scientific knowledge.”
The state of Hesse plans to fund the establishment of the new DFKI laboratory with six million euros over the next three years. A corresponding letter of intent was signed at the end of 2021; the first tranche of two million euros has now been approved.
The establishment of a laboratory of the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence at TU Darmstadt is a milestone in the establishment of the Darmstadt AI ecosystem, which I am very pleased about. With DFKI, we gain another excellent non-university research institution as an important partner to further expand the comprehensive network at TU Darmstadt. I am convinced that with the proven expertise of the colleagues involved, we will be able to further intensify basic research at DFKI.
Professorin Dr. Tanja Brühl, President of TU Darmstadt
Professor Dr. Antonio Krüger, Chairman of the DFKI Executive Board: “With the DFKI Laboratory Darmstadt, we are specifically strengthening basic research in the field of machine learning. We are gaining internationally highly renowned colleagues with an excellently networked environment, whose systemic approach fits perfectly with DFKI's holistic AI philosophy. We are looking forward to the new impulses for our shareholders and partners, for academic activities, and in the medium term also for the transfer between basic research and application in industry and society. In synergy with the other DFKI Research Departments, we want to play a major role in shaping the third wave of AI, based on scientific excellence, from Germany and Europe.”
Three new research departments at TU
The DFKI is establishing a new laboratory in Darmstadt with three new research departments. The directors of the three departments of the DFKI Laboratory Darmstadt are professors of the Department of Computer Science at the TU Darmstadt, who have a strong track record in Artificial Intelligence and who are co-founders of , the Hessian Center for Artificial Intelligence. hessian.AI