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This page is still under construction and it gives a (not comprehensive) overview of activities at KIT in the area of Artificial Intelligence. We update the page continuously so you are kindly invited to check it out from time to time.

The following is a not exhaustive list of projects in which KIT is involved and in which researchers either apply AI methods in their specific research areas or the projects have a major focus on developing new AI methods and techniques.

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Lectures SS20
Title Organisational unit more information

KIT Department of Informatics


IAR - Institute for Anthropomatics and Robotics


ITI - Institute of Theoretical Informatics


ITI - Institute of Theoretical Informatics


IAR - Institute for Anthropomatics and Robotics


ITEC - Institute of Computer Engineering


ITI - Institute of Theoretical Informatics


ITM - Institute of Engineering Mechanics


AIFB - Institute of Applied Informatics and Formal Description Methods


ITAS - Institute for Technology Assessment and Systems Analysis


IIWR - Institute for Information and Business Law


ZAK - Centre for Cultural and General Studies


GER - Institute for German language and literature studies



Press Releases
Title Short Description Source

„Sachen machen mit KI“: Automatisches Kassensystem für Kantinen (German only)

Neue Interaktive Videoreihe zeigt Gründerinnen und Gründer des KIT, die Künstliche Intelligenz als Werkzeug nutzen

Winfried Kretschmann and Robert Habeck visit KIT

(German only)

Robotik und Künstliche Intelligenz: Forscherinnen und Forscher präsentierten ihre aktuelle Forschung – Kombination von Informatik und Ingenieurwissenschaften besondere Stärke des KIT

NEO 2019 für HoloMed: Augmented Reality unterstützt Chirurgen im Operationssaal

(German only)

Mit Künstlicher Intelligenz die Arbeit von Medizinern erleichtern – Projekt des KIT erhält den Innovationspreis der TechnologieRegion Karlsruhe

Datenmanagement in der Bauwirtschaft durch Künstliche Intelligenz

(German only)

Das KIT und Partner gewinnen Innovationswettbewerb mit einer KI-Plattform für die Bauwirtschaft – BMWi fördert mit 9-Millionen-Euro-Projekt SDaC

How Does Autonomous Driving Change Our Everyday Life?

Discussion Evening on the Occasion of the 2019 Science Year “Artificial Intelligence“ – Introductory Speeches - Panel Discussion - Debate

Vom Satellitenbild zum Trinkwasserkonzept

(German only)

Forscher trainieren eine KI, die Bodeneigenschaften ohne aufwändige Bodenproben für das Erstellen von Trinkwasserkonzepten für Städte erfassen kann – nur anhand von Luftbildern

AI Training to Make Students Fit for the Job

At KIT’s Laboratory for Applied Machine Learning Algorithms, Bachelor’s Students Train AI Methods for Later Professional Practice

AI to Predict the Protein Structure

Determination of the Protein Structure Has Been Difficult and Expensive so Far. KIT Researchers Have Now Developed a More Efficient Method.

Protecting Emergency Personnel: Platform Shows Potential of AI in Hazardous Environments

“Rapid Assistance in Rescue Operations” and “Moving Autonomously Under Water” – Plattform Lernende Systeme Identifies Conditions and Action Plans for These Scenarios

Shortlist of AI Science Film Festival Nominated

Jury Selects 12 Finalist Films for the Program of the AI Science Film Festival from July 3 to 5, 2019 / Event As Part of Science Year 2019 – Artificial Intelligence

Artificial Intelligence Improves Seismic Analyses

For the first time, a neural network matches the precision of human experts in determining the arrival-time of seismic waves – publication in the Seismological Research Letters journal

Series of Public Lectures on Artificial Intelligence

This summer term’s Colloquium Fundamentale at KIT is dedicated to the technological and cultural potential of AI.

Fascination AI – A Tool that Changes the World

Learning Systems were in the Focus of KIT’s 2019 Annual Celebration

Artificial Intelligence Improves Power Transmission

PrognoNetz: Self-learning Sensor Networks to Predict the Resilience of Overhead Lines – Adapting Operation to Weather for Optimal Use of the Grid

Training Data for Autonomous Driving

Startup with Roots at KIT Accelerates Precise Annotation of Objects in Image and Video Files

Artificial Intelligence for Future Agile Manufacturing

AI Makes Industrial Production Viable – Interdisciplinary Research Group Develops Agile Manufacturing Systems at KIT – Funding of EUR Three Million by Carl Zeiss Foundation

On the Way towards Self-aware AI?

New Technology Foresight Project Addresses the Vision of “Conscious“ Machines

Hannover Messe 2019: Smart Software Systems, New Sensors, and Efficient Energy Technologies

KIT Presents Innovations at Two Stands: At the Trade Show “Research & Technology” in Hall 2 and at “Integrated Energy” in Hall 27

First International AI Science Film Festival at KIT

About Potentials and Drawbacks: On the Occasion of the Science Year 2019 – Artificial Intelligence, KIT Looks for Films on AI – Submission Deadline March 31, 2019

Technology Assessment: Artificial Intelligence in the Medical Sector

Precise Medicine with Side Effects: Project Analyzes Opportunities and Challenges of Combining Artificial Intelligence with Modern Human Genomics and Genome Editing

Accompanying Research to Start on the Test Area for Autonomous Driving

Scientists Analyze Traffic-related, Technological, Social, and Legal Impacts – Recommendations to Politics, Society, and Industry

Robot Teams to Explore Foreign Worlds

Researchers Plan to Interconnect Autonomous Machines for Joint Execution of Difficult Tasks in the Deep Sea or on Mars

Strengthening Research on Artificial Intelligence at KIT

The State of Baden-Württemberg Invests Six Million Euros into AI Research at Its Universities – Two New Professorships for AI Methods in IT Security and Materials Research at KIT