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Artificial intelligence made in Bavaria: baiosphere calls on Berlin

Four AI experts from the Bavarian AI scene discussed how the future of artificial intelligence is being shaped in Bavaria with around 180 guests at the Bavarian Representation at the end of January. Dr. Michael Klimke, CEO of the Bavarian AI Agency, moderated the lively discussions between Prof. Gitta Kutyniok (Chair of Mathematical Foundations at LMU Munich and Director of RelAI), Dr. Felix Reinshagen (co-founder of NavVis and AI Council member), Prof. Alexander Martin (Director of the Fraunhofer Institute IIS and AI Council member) and Madeleine Just (Director of Operations, Celonis Labs) in front of a highly interested audience from politics, business and associations.

Highly competitive and innovative: the AI environment in Bavaria

The expert panel provided in-depth insights into current developments in the rapidly evolving AI sector with a view from Bavaria in the context of global perspectives and challenges. A key topic was Bavaria’s proactive approach to promoting AI research and development. Success stories from companies such as decacorn Celonis or NavVis illustrate that Bavaria not only attracts top international talent but can also remain competitive in the highly competitive global markets. This environment is positively reinforced by the commitment of the Bavarian state government: The Hightech Agenda Bayern has been recruiting internationally renowned researchers since 2019 and is further establishing Bavaria as a leading AI innovation location.

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State Secretary Tobias Gotthardt finds out about the projects of baiosphere © StMWi
Reception in the halls of the Bavarian Representation in Berlin

Recognizing and mastering AI challenges

However, the panel also highlighted the challenges associated with integrating AI into small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) or public administration. However, programs such as KI-Transfer+ show the Free State’s determination to overcome these obstacles through tailored initiatives.

Closing ranks between science, business and society

At the end of the discussion, State Secretary Tobias Gotthardt MdL took the opportunity to call for complementary intelligence – from investments and infrastructure development to basic AI skills for citizens. Bavarian Mut is needed instead of German Angst to tackle the challenges in the field of AI together and shape a good future with AI for everyone.

The evening was rounded off with an intensive exchange between guests, panelists and the Bavarian AI Agency along the exhibition stands of Celonis, the XR Hub Bavaria, EU project DInO, and filmmaker Carl Amadeus Hiller, who presented innovative AI applications from Bavaria.