Information at the Core of Science, Society and Economy

In all areas of economy and society information plays a central role: We are surrounded by an increasing number of intelligent technical information systems which are equipped with capabilities like interaction, environmental awareness and self-adaptation.

The KIT Center Information · Systems · Technologies  (KCIST) investigates and designs complex adaptive technical systems for a secure and efficient handling of information, based on competences like algorithmics, software engineering, cloud computing and scientific computing, secure communication systems and big data technologies as well as intuitive human-machine interfaces, human centered robotics, industrial robotics and automation. Hence, it bundles interdisciplinary competences across KIT-divisions, in particular from informatics, economics, electrical and mechanical engineering, information technology as well as social science. The major objective of the center is to promote research and innovation as well as technology transfer between KIT and its partners in academia and industry both at a national and an international level.

KIT Science Week:
Karlsruhe all about KI

KIT Science Week celebrates its premiere. For one week, from October 5th to 10th 2021, researchers from all over the world will dive into the world of artificial intelligence, AI for short, together with participants from politics and industry as well as citizens from the city and the region. The new KIT event format offers diverse approaches to AI and opens up spaces for discourse. KIT wants to take new impulses from the Science Week for its own research agenda as well.

To the press release (German only)
Simultaneous language translation bridges language barriers (Photo: Markus Breig, KIT)Markus Breig, KIT
Zoom takes over the spin-off company kites from KIT

The US company Zoom Video Communications acquires kites GmbH, a KIT spin-off specializing in the development of real-time machine translation solutions. This was announced by Zoom on 29.06.2021. Zoom will also invest in further research at the Karlsruhe site.
KIT computer scientists are experts in real-time speech recognition and translation - the team of kites will help to improve Zoom's machine translation.

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2021_06_Supercomputer_HoreKa_NewsAmadeus Bramsiepe, KIT
New KIT Supercomputer "HoreKa" achieves international top rankings in energy efficiency and speed

The new high-performance computer of the KIT is among the 15 fastest computers in Europe. The „Hochleistungsrechner Karlsruhe“ (short „HoreKa“) ranks 53rd on the biannual Top 500 list of the world's fastest computers. In terms of energy efficiency, it even makes the 13th place in the international supercomputer ranking.

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Science Camp Robotik Online

From May 26th to June 1st our Science Camp Robotics took place again online. In the camp, a group of school students learnt some basic, fundamental concepts of robotics and computer science and put them in practice, by programming the NAO humanoid robot. The Camp is a cooperation between KCIST, the KIT research group High Performance Humanoid Technologies (H²T), the ZML and the Schülerakademie Karlsruhe.  


Further information
Machine Learning Accelerates Material Simulations

Virtualizing the design process of new materials offers great prospects to accelerate technological innovation. The process of virtual materials screening and design depends on the availability of fast and accurate modelling techniques that reliably predict materials properties at realistic operating conditions. Professor Pascal Friederich, head of the research group AiMat – Artificial Intelligence for Materials Sciences at the Institute of Theoretical Informatics together with colleagues from Göttingen and Toronto do joint research on fast simulation methods.

To the paper (nature materials)

 Nr. 02-2021 April  2021 (German, PDF, 1.029 KB)


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