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AI made in Germany? What we can learn from Silicon Valley

Blog post | 11.13.2019

USA at the top, China close at hand and when will Germany come? In the race for AI developments, there is still room for improvement for Germany. Our one-week trip to Silicon Valley with the project "FutureWork360" gave us a lot of impetus for the big goal "AI made in Germany". We have summarized our impressions for you in our blog post.

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Transatlantic Sync. Germany & Silicon Valley: Shaping a shared digital future

News | 11.13.2019

October 27 - 29, 2019, Computer History Museum, Mountain View, California

Develop visions for a common digital future and strengthen transatlantic partnerships: The “Transatlantic Sync” conference in Silicon Valley brought together scientists, entrepreneurs, policy-makers and journalists from Germany and the USA to examine the impact of digital technologies on business and society in both countries.  

The aim of the conference was to develop a common vision for a prosperous technology-oriented future, to establish a strong network for transatlantic cooperation, and to present innovations being developed in Germany and Silicon Valley.

The Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Engineering IAO and the Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation IPA were represented at the Transatlantic Sync with the project “FutureWork360”: On October 29, 2019, Simon Schumacher, project manager of the Future Work Lab at Fraunhofer IPA, used the example of the Future Work Lab to show what production work of the future could look like and presented the goals and procedures of the “FutureWork360”  project.

To Transatlantic Sync.

To Future Work Lab

FutureWork360 at the K-Messe 2019

Report | 11.11.2019

The K trade fair, the world's largest trade fair for the plastics and rubber industry, brings more than 3,000 national and international exhibitors to Düsseldorf every year; in addition to machinery and equipment, raw and auxiliary materials as well as reinforced plastic products are presented. Employees of the Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Engineering IAO also attended this year's K trade fair and met with representatives of the French Plastipolis plastics cluster; in animated discussions they presented the “FutureWork360” project to them. The members of Plastipolis showed great interest in digital laboratories and confirmed their interest in smart plastics, recycling and networking in the production process.

FutureWork360 Online Survey - Experiencing the future of work

News | 11.8.2019

The Internet of Things, artificial intelligence, new material technologies or robotics - the future of work brings a variety of new questions and challenges for companies in the plastics processing industry. Together with the Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation IPA, the Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial Engineering IAO is therefore launching an online survey on October 21. In this survey, users will be able to identify future topics and challenges that interest them the most.

The results of the survey are evaluated anonymously and used to design the virtual research laboratories on the “FutureWork360” platform according to specific topics and needs. The aim of the platform is to bring innovations of the future working world to life and to open a lively dialogue with experts and scientists of the Fraunhofer Institutes.

As a thank you, two tickets for the international conference “FUTURAS IN RES” will be raffled off among all participants.

Participation in the survey is possible until 18 December 2019, the processing time is approximately 10 minutes.

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