The conference brings together leaders of AI in academic and corporate research under the motto “Corporate Research meets Academic Research”.
What is it about?
The Bosch Center for Artificial Intelligence (BCAI) and the Cyber Valley research alliance organize the AI conference at the Bosch research campus in Renningen. It took place for the first time in November 2018 and will continue annually in the future. Under the motto "Corporate Research meets Academic Research", we offer leading researchers from science and industry a platform to discuss central questions in the field of artificial intelligence (AI).
Our aim is to bring together leaders of AI in academic and corporate community to exchange ideas and foster discussions. At the same time, we want to identify opportunities and challenges in the use of AI technologies.
Review of the AI Conference 2018
One day, twelve presentations, over 250 experts from research, industry and science from all over the world: The AI conference 2018 took place for the first time on November 19, 2018 at the Bosch research campus in Renningen.
Internationally renowned scientists and industry representatives provided an insight into their AI work via exciting presentations.
Selected Bosch exhibits provided insights into current products based on the research results and showed that the transfer of science is already reality. Bosch SoundSee, for example, was on display: the AI unit – developed in cooperation with Astrobotics – will be used for autonomous acoustic monitoring of the international space station ISS and is set to launch at the beginning of 2019. Another example was the Indego robotic mower, which uses machine learning to better identify obstacles on the lawn.
Another highlight of the event were the poster sessions: 48 abstracts were selected for the AI conference 2018 from over a hundred high-quality submissions. One abstract stood out and was awarded the Best Poster Award by the jury: "Assessing Generative Models via Precision and Recall" by Mehdi S.M. Sajjadi, from the Max-Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems in Tübingen, Max-Planck ETH Center for Learning Systems, and Google Brain, together with Olivier Blachem, Mario Lucic, Olivier Bousquet and Sylvain Gelly, all from Google Brain.
The AI conference 2018 showed the importance of such platforms for the exchange between industry and research. In order to strengthen Germany as a research and business location and to take on a leading role in the field of AI, we will continue our efforts.
Impression of the AI conference 2018
Outlook for the AI conference 2019
The planning for the AI conference 2019 is already underway. The conference is expected to take place in late 2019. The concrete date and agenda will be soon determined and be published on this page. So stay tuned!
An overview of the coverage of the first AI conference in the social networks can be found below.