Bringing AI into the application
The transfer of knowledge and technology from research to application is central for developing new innovative products or services and improving existing ones. This transfer is therefore also fundamental for artificial intelligence (AI) in order to generate employment and economic growth and to strengthen Germany’s international competitiveness as a business location. In AI research, Germany is well positioned in international comparison, but in the transfer of AI knowledge from research to application, there is still potential for action at the interface between universities and companies. In addition, companies, especially small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), often lack the necessary expertise and qualified specialists to implement AI knowledge and methods. In this white paper, experts from the working group Technological Enablers and Data Science of the Plattform Lernende Systeme outline measures on how AI transfer can be profitable for all stakeholders involved, i.e. how interesting research results can be transferred to innovative practical applications with economic success.