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  • From telecommunications to road traffic, from healthcare to the workplace – digital technology is now an intrinsic part of almost every area of life. Yet how can we ensure that developments in this field, especially those that rely on artificial intelligence (AI), meet all our ethical, legal and technological concerns? In a project led by the Fraunhofer Institute for Intelligent Analysis and Information Systems IAIS, and with the participation of Germany’s Federal Office for Information Security (BSI), an interdisciplinary team of scientists from the Universities of Bonn and Cologne are drawing up an inspection catalog for the certification of AI applications. They have now published a white paper presenting the philosophical, ethical, legal and technological issues involved.

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  • The Big Data Europe (BDE) project is presenting and releasing the final public version of its open source Integrator Platform at the Webinar scheduled on Thursday 16 November, 15:00 CET. During this Webinar, BDE’s technical team will present what the Big Data Europe Integrator Platform can do, how it does it, and how you can use it in order to derive more value from your data sets. Moreover the project’s latest achievements with regard to Semantifying the Big Data Stack will be showcased.

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  • A European Centre for the Prevention of Crises shall improve the preparedness for the emergency and cross-border cooperation in the future. / 2017

    Preventive security: Fraunhofer IAIS founded association »2E!SAC« for protection of critical infrastructure in Europe

    Press Release / 6.4.2017

    While earthquakes are raging repeatedly in Italy, Germany is affected more and more by floods. In 2012 there was even a volcanic eruption causing Europe-wide flying bans. Whether natural events, terror attacks, technical defects or human failures – catastrophes occur suddenly and knock out supply and transport routes. In an emergency, good training, quick decision-making ability and networked action decide about human lives and the amount of financial damage. In order to improve the protection concepts, a consortium led by the Fraunhofer Institute for Intelligent Analysis and Information Systems IAIS founded the »2E!SAC – Association for Improving Vital Infrastructures Resiliency in Europe«.

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  • European project makes big data technologies easy to use / 2016

    “Big Data Europe” addresses societal challenges with data technologies

    Press Release / 6.9.2016

    Across society, from health to agriculture and transport, from energy to climate change and security, practitioners in every discipline recognise the potential of the enormous amounts of data being created every day. The challenge is to capture, manage and process that information to derive meaningful results and make a difference to people’s lives. The Big Data Europe project has just released the first public version of its open source platform designed to do just that. In 7 pilot studies, it is helping to solve societal challenges by putting cutting edge technology in the hands of experts in fields other than IT.

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  • Fraunhofer initiative for secure data space launched

    Fraunhofer Press Release / 25.9.2015

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    The third top-level discussion on the Industrial Data Space was held at the Fraunhofer-Forum Berlin on September 23. The goal of the initiative is to enable companies to securely exchange and combine data. It helps companies make their production and business processes fit for digitalization, thus creating a foundation for business model innovation. The Industrial Data Space concept is aimed at establishing comprehensive, cross-sector connectivity in an open data space. This will make it easier for companies to utilize the potential of digitalization in their business models without relinquishing control over their data.

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  • In this age of Industry 4.0 and the “Internet of Things” direct machine-tomachine communication (M2M) is taking on an increasingly important role. The result, however, is that data streams within industry are increasing in volumeat such an alarming rate that they are posing a growing challenge to data processing systems. The first open source software designed to deal with the realtime analysis of massive data streams in distributed systems – with the specific aim of closing this gap – has now been released as part of the EU “Flexible Event Processing for Big Data Architectures” (FERARI) project. The project team is made up of experts from the Fraunhofer Institute for Intelligent Analysis and Information Systems IAIS plus five other partners who not only manage its application but also provide users with the support they need to ease them into using the software.

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  • Berlin/Sankt Augustin. 13 startups from the European tech hubs in Berlin, Barcelona, London, Copenhagen and Tel Aviv just started the second round of the EU-accelerator programme EuropeanPioneers. All teams arrived in Berlin for the 3 day “welcome days” (11-13 of August 2015) where the startups were introduced to lean startup and design thinking methodologies. Throughout, the startups also met their coaches and mentors, representatives from the largest German venture capitalists, such as High-Tech Gründerfonds, hub:raum, Techstars METRO Group and many other key players in the start-up scene. The mentioned introductions will help the teams in the coming 8 months with concept and business model development, milestone planning, user testing, team building, marketing and financial support.

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