Yesterday, UnternehmerTUM introduced the ‘appliedAI initiative’ together with 26 leading tech players and company partners such as Google, NVIDIA, Allianz, Linde, Porsche Consulting, SAP and Siemens, as well as with several well-known partners from politics and science such as the Bavarian State Minister for Economic Affairs, Energy and Technology, Franz Josef Pschierer.

“Artificial intelligence will influence how we’ll move, feed ourselves and work in the future. The developments in recent years in the field of autonomous driving or in robotics alone make it clear that AI has great significance for the future of our economy and our society,” says Dr. Andreas Liebl, Managing Director of UnternehmerTUM Projekt GmbH and head of the appliedAI initiative. “We have joined forces with leading industrial and technology companies to advance the technology by means of knowledge sharing, qualification and prototyping as well as to accelerate its application.”

We, Europe’s largest initiative for the application for AI, have set the goal together with our partners to drive applied artificial intelligence in Germany and convey a broad understanding of the importance and potential of AI in order to build up expertise in companies, to enable easy access to technology and to drive forward the rapid implementation of prototypes as well as the exchange of experience. By now our initiative for applied artificial intelligence comprises already 26 outstanding partners and the best AI start-ups of Germany.

“Artificial intelligence is key to our future viability. Digitalization is a decisive innovation driver for the economy, and machine learning is a very important aspect of it. That is why I fully support the initiative appliedAI. Our common goal is to be one step ahead of international competition in the future,” says Franz Josef Pschierer, Bavarian State Minister for Economic Affairs, Energy and Technology.

We, the team of appliedAI, look forward to working together with our wide range of partners to implement artificial intelligence and to work on the acceptance of AI in society and the work space. The way we apply AI will make all the difference – for our economic competitive advantage, for the Mittelstand as our industrial core, for employees and for our private lives.

(Picture/Copyright: UnternehmerTUM/Bert Willer) Pictured left to right: Jörg Migende (Chief Digital Officer, BayWa AG), Carl McQuillan (VP Technical Services EMEA, Pure Storage), Gemma Garriga (Global Head of Advanced Business Analytics, Allianz), Dr. Christoph Steiger (Member of the Board of Executive Directors & CDO, Hoffmann Group), Deepa Gautam-Nigge (SAP Innovation Network Manager), Norbert Lütke-Entrup (Head of Technology and Innovation Management, Siemens), Dr. Andreas Liebl (Managing Director at UnternehmerTUM Projekt GmbH / Head of appliedAI Initiative), Dirk Pfitzer (Senior Partner, Porsche Consulting Group), Aksoy Grüner (Regional Sales Director Central Europe, Pure Storage), Dirk Ramhorst (Chief Digital Officer / Chief Information Officer, Wacker), Franz Josef Pschierer (Bayerischer Staatsminister für Wirtschaft, Energie und Technologie), Philipp Karmires (Head of Digitalisation, Linde Group), Dr. Reinhard Ploss (Chief Executive Officer, Infineon Technologies AG), Wieland Holfelder (Vice President Engineering & Site Lead Google Engineering Center Munich), Jaap Zuiderveld (Vice President, NVIDIA EMEAI), Stefan Läufer (Divisional Managing Director, GC Gruppe), Dr. Torsten Jeworrek (Member of the Board of Management / CEO Reinsurance, Munich RE), Michael Tagscherer (Senior Manager Product Management Telecommunication, Giesecke+Devrient), Ewa Dürr (Cloud AI EMEA, Manager of the Munich Site, Google), Dr. Holger Wittges (Managing Director, ZD.B), Alexander Waldmann (Operative Director, appliedAI / Visionary Lead AI/MR, UnternehmerTUM [x])