Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Germany: Platforms, Policy Papers, Funding, and Reports

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Germany is a leading destination for Artificial Intelligence (AI) related research and development. In fact, it is home to the famous Cyber Valley, which happens to be Europe’s largest consortium for research and innovation in machine learning and related fields.

Here is a list of some resources including platforms, policy papers, funding programmes and reports (not exhaustive) on the developments in AI in Germany.

Nationale Strategie für Künstliche Intelligenz - AI Made in Germany

Platform informing about the national AI strategy of Germany, including flagship projects. The platform is hosted by the Federal Government of Germany.

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Map on AI in Germany

The Map on AI presents research institutions and applications developed in Germany in the field of AI. The map is successively expanded with further examples from science and practice. The platform is hosted by Acatech on behalf of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) in cooperation with the Federal Ministry of Economic Affairs and Energy (BMWi).

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AI Campus

The AI Campus is a digital learning platform geared towards AI. It provides a selection of high-quality AI learning opportunities. All learning opportunities are available free of charge. The platform is developed by the Stifterverband, the German Research Centre for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI), the Hasso Plattner Institute (HPI), NEOCOSMO and the mmb Institute. It is funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, Germany (BMBF).

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KI Bundesverband (AI Federal Association)

The KI Bundesverband is a network of more than 300 companies and start-ups in the field of deep tech. The network provides platforms for knowledge exchange and represents the interests of their community on a political level.

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Artificial Intelligence Research Initiative

The German Research Foundation (DFG) has launched a strategic funding initiative in the field of artificial intelligence (AI). Projects from all areas of AI research are to be financed in various funding programmes in the years 2020 to 2022 as part of the initiative.

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Postdoctoral Networking Tour in Artificial Intelligence - DAAD

The Postdoctoral Networking Tour in Artificial Intelligence of the DAAD offers international researchers the opportunity to visit leading research institutions and groups in Germany and connect with them. Applications can be submitted twice a year.

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Alexander von Humboldt Professorships in AI

The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation supports 30 additional Alexander von Humboldt Professorships in the field of artificial intelligence (AI) until 2024. Researchers from all research areas who address the investigation and use of AI as well as its impact on society are eligible to be nominated.

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White Paper on Artificial Intelligence - A European Approach to Excellence and Trust

This White Paper presents policy options to enable a trustworthy and secure development of AI in Europe. It is published by the European Union.

Artificial Intelligence Strategy of the Federal Government of Germany - Update 2020

In 2020, the Federal Government of Germany updated its AI Strategy (published in 2018) with the objective of incorporating and responding to current developments and high-priority topics so as to supplement the original strategy.

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Artificial Intelligence Strategy of the Federal Government of Germany (2018)

The National Artificial Intelligence (AI) Strategy of the Federal Government of Germany sets out a framework for a holistic policy on the future development and application of AI in Germany. The strategy was jointly developed by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research, the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, and the Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs.

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Germany AI Strategy Report

The report provides an overview of current AI strategies in Germany. AI Watch monitors on behalf of the European Union the development, uptake and impact of Artificial Intelligence in the member states of the EU.

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