Digital Conference  /  November 26, 2020


International Conference on Artificial Intelligence within the framework of the German EU Council Presidency.

Artificial intelligence has the potential to make a decisive contribution to overcoming the major challenges facing society. Success and acceptance depend largely on how responsibly AI is developed and applied.

With the European digital conference “TRUSTinAI – Responsible AI for Science and Society”, AI experts and A- interested parties from science, industry, government, and society will network and discuss central questions of AI. The focus is on trustworthy AI as a driver of innovation for companies, as an object and tool for science, and as a competitive factor for Europe and its partners. Register and join the discussion!


»Fraunhofer IESE is working on techniques for realizing demonstrably safe systems, even if these contain unsafe Machine Learning components.«

Prof. Peter Liggesmeyer, Director Fraunhofer IESE


Fraunhofer IESE will also be represented with the following workshop:

Cognitive Agriculture – Balancing Ecology and Economy
Prof. Peter Liggesmeyer, 1:30 pm

Fertilization, excessive use of herbicides, pesticides, and fungicides, or various types of genetically modified seeds are ingredients to modern industrialized agriculture but also cause permanent damage to the biosphere. Organic agriculture has evolved as an alternative. Here, the focus is on resource-friendly farming, and productivity losses are accepted deliberately. According to the United Nations’ Agenda 2030 for “food security and sustainable agriculture”, sustainability and productivity shall be balanced worldwide. The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft’s lighthouse project “Cognitive Agriculture” is in line with this goal. Eight Fraunhofer Institutes are doing joint research on basic principles that will enable farmers to achieve high productivity in line with further goals such as sustainability or product quality in our digitalized world. A uniform value system shall reflect decisions regarding the key aspects sustainability, resource efficiency, costs, and product quality. For this purpose, data on factors related to the agricultural enterprise and to the environment must be collected automatically with state-of-the-art sensor technology and must be evaluated, analyzed, and processed cognitively in agricultural work and business processes in order to make sustainable, fact-based decisions regarding both crop production and livestock farming. The participating Fraunhofer Institutes will design and implement an integrated platform for information-based (cognitive) agriculture. The goal is to connect the numerous isolated solutions and make them usable as a whole from end to end in order to achieve a balance between productivity and sustainability.