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23 January 2020 - Jann Raveling

The forward march of artificial intelligence in Bremen in 2019

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AI-based technologies are finding their way into more and more companies.
AI-based technologies are finding their way into more and more companies.

Artificial intelligence (AI) was one of the most talked-about technologies last year, with companies in Bremen making huge advances in this field. We look back at the best AI stories of 2019.

Our review of the year

1. Bremen’s artificial intelligence industry at a glance

We started with a broad overview, looking at which companies and institutions are currently working in the field of AI? Research activities in Bremen are focused on robotics incorporating AI. There is also a lot going on with classic machine learning: Overview of AI in Bremen

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2. What is artificial intelligence?

It is certainly not easy to explain what is meant by artificial intelligence. After all, it is a collective term that encompasses many different technologies. We have put together an article to provide some answers: What is AI? (German)

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3. What is a neural network?

In any discussion about AI, neural networks will probably be mentioned at some point. This incredibly important technology is already in use in image, voice and video recognition, and offers huge economic potential for the future. But what exactly do neural networks involve? What is a neural network?

In the middle of hmmh’s eight floors in the Bremen Weser Tower: a place to meet, compare notes and brainstorm ideas
In the middle of hmmh’s eight floors in the Bremen Weser Tower: a place to meet, compare notes and brainstorm ideas © hmmh

4. How much AI do SMEs really need?

That is a good question. After all, when hype builds up around a new technology, disillusionment often comes hot on its heels. Is it worthwhile for small and medium-sized enterprises to invest in AI now or should they wait until turnkey solutions come onto the market? How much AI do SMEs need?

Roland Becker, founder of JUST ADD AI
Roland Becker, founder of JUST ADD AI © JUST ADD AI

5. How Werder Bremen’s artificial intelligence is becoming established

What is the best way for companies to deploy AI? Should they develop it themselves or is it better to bring in experts? We spoke to an AI pioneer who equipped football team Werder Bremen with artificial intelligence that helps it scout for new talent. How Werder Bremen’s artificial intelligence is becoming established


6. Is there more to artificial intelligence than just hype?

Most likely yes, otherwise we would not be writing about it so much. But what is hype? And how do you know when it is over? We investigated this tricky subject. Is there more to artificial intelligence than just hype?

The robot displays information and can be controlled via the large tablet on its chest.
The robot displays information and can be controlled via the large tablet on its chest. © WFB/Jann Raveling

7. Allow me to introduce … Pepper – the intelligent robot from Bremen

Bremen is a robotics hotspot. A small start-up in the city is developing robots incorporating AI that are designed to make everyday life easier by providing information, giving us directions and advising us on what to buy. We visited a robot lab to find out more. Pepper – the intelligent robot from Bremen

Robot PR2 under observation: Does the preparation of popcorn go smoothly?
Robot PR2 under observation: Does the preparation of popcorn go smoothly? © WFB/Frank Pusch

8. Teaching artificial intelligence to think

A network has been set up in Bremen whose members want to drive the progress of AI. It is the perfect meeting place not only for programmers but also the layperson with an interest in this technology. BREMEN.AI gave us a glimpse of what goes on: Teaching artificial intelligence to think

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