AI Systems Engineering: Making artificial intelligence manageable and usable

The Competence Center Karlsruhe for AI Systems Engineering creates the link between top-level AI research and established engineering disciplines. Funded by the Ministry of Economics, Labor and Tourism of the State of Baden-Württemberg, CC-KING researches the fundamentals and develops the necessary tools to facilitate the use of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) methods in business practice. As fields of application, mobility and industrial production are in focus. To companies, the competence center offers practical support.



Veröffentlichung / 30.11.2021

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A new discipline.

AI Systems Engineering complements basic research and builds a bridge to the engineering sciences. The aim is to make AI and ML methods usable according to the typical requirements and procedures of engineers.

Research institutions involved



The Fraunhofer Institute of Optronics, System Technologies and Image Exploitation IOSB, with a total of about 700 employees in Karlsruhe, Ettlingen, Ilmenau, Lemgo, Görlitz and Rostock, is one of the largest institutions of Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, the world’s leading applied research organization. Its research focuses on AI engineering, digital twins, the Industrial Internet of Things, information management and multisensory systems that support humans in perceiving and interacting with their environment.

The FZI Research Center for Information Technology, with its head office in Karlsruhe and a branch office in Berlin, is a non-profit institution for applied research in information technology and technology transfer. Its task is to provide businesses and public institutions with the latest research findings in information technology. It also qualifies young researchers for their career in academics or business as well as self-employment. FZI researchers develop, evaluate and improve AI methods with the aim of transferring them to applications as tailor-made solutions, also as part of the FZI research priorities "Intelligent Transportation Systems" and "Applied Artificial Intelligence".

Being “The Research University in the Helmholtz Association”, the Karlsruhe Institute for Technology (KIT) creates and imparts knowledge for the society and the environment. It is the objective to make significant contributions to the global challenges in the fields of energy, mobility, and information. For this, about 9,300 employees cooperate in a broad range of disciplines in natural sciences, engineering sciences, economics, and the humanities and social sciences. AI and machine learning are changing our work, our everyday life and society as a whole. Researchers at KIT are helping to shape this change, keeping both opportunities and risks in mind. Significant contributions are made both in basic and specific research in almost all fields of application of AI technologies and, last but not least, in the investigation of social and legal aspects.