kompAKI – Competence Center for Work and Artificial Intelligence in the Rhine-Main Area”
With start on October 1, 2020 and a duration of 5 years, the joint project “Competence Center for Work and Artificial Intelligence in the Rhine-Main Area” begins its work. The project, which is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) for five years, involves 11 research partners from Darmstadt University of Technology and Darmstadt University of Applied Sciences, as well as eight companies, the Chamber of Industry and Commerce, and other associated partners.
The Institute of Ergonomics (IAD) at TU Darmstadt, headed by Professor Ralph Bruder, is coordinating the project, which is supported with 10.75 million euros. It is thus strengthening its research focus on the design of humane working conditions in digitalized working environments.
Among other things, the project will tap new potential for human-centered AI applications and their business models, develop new approaches to collaborative AI that enable users to use AI more transparently and easily, and develop new methods for evaluating work in AI-supported work systems. The insights gained will be validated in pilot projects with the partner companies, which are mainly from the manufacturing sector. All project results will be made accessible to the regional working world and university education through a wide variety of information and transfer formats while the project is still running.
The linking of artificial intelligence methods, value stream mapping and simulation is the focus of the pilot that SimPlan will work on as part of the overall project.
This research and development project is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) “Innovations for tomorrow’s production, services and work” (funding code 02L19C151) and supervised by the Project Management Agency Karlsruhe (PTKA). SimPlan AG is responsible for the content of this publication.
For more information on this research and development project, please visit the KompAKI website.