The German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI), founded in 1988 as a non-profit public-private partnership, has research facilities in Kaiserslautern, Saarbrücken and Bremen, a project office in Berlin, a Laboratory in Niedersachsen, and branch offices in Lübeck, St. Wendel, and Trier. DFKI is the leading research center in Germany in the field of innovative commercial software technology using Artificial Intelligence. Based on application oriented basic research, DFKI develops product functions, prototypes, and patentable solutions in the field of information and communication technology. Research and development projects are conducted in 24 research departments, nine competence centers, and eight living labs.
DFKI is actively involved in numerous organisations representing and continuously advancing Germany as an excellent location for cutting-edge research and technology. With a staff of more than 650 highly trained researchers and administrators, and over 400 students, DFKI enjoys an excellent reputation for its academic training of young scientists and serves as a stepping stone to leading positions in industry and successful careers as founders of spin-off companies.
DFKI participates in RE-SAMPLE with the research department for Cyber-Physical Systems, is technical-scientific coordinator of the project, and contributes its expertise in semantic methods, symbolic and sub-symbolic machine learning, information security, quality-oriented design of cyber-physical systems, and cognitively adequate technical systems with application in care and health.