KIT Center Information ˑ Systems ˑ Technologies  (KCIST)

This page is gives a (not comprehensive) overview of activities carried out 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.


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KCIST online Lecture Series on AI

The KCIST online Lecture Series on AI started in July 2020 with the aim of promoting dialog and exchange between researchers at KIT on AI research and its application in different domains. Each event consists of one to three short presentations on a specific topic, followed by a discussion to which every participant can actively contribute. The KIT internal event takes place every last Monday of a month and it currently attracts a lot of attention and participation from professors, postdocs, PhD students and students.



Events 2021

Date Title

28 June 2021, 17:30 - 19:00

31 May 2021, 17:30 - 19:00

26 April 2021, 17:30 - 19:00

29 March 2021, 17:30 - 18:30

Date Title

22 February 2021, 17:30 - 19:00

25 January 2021, 17:30 - 19:00

22 January 2021, 9:00 - 15:45

7 December 2020, 17:30 - 19:00

26 October 2020, 17:30 - 19:00 

28 September 2020, 17:30 - 19:00

27 July 2020, 17:30 - 19:00

03 June 2020, 09:00-14:30

26 May 2020, 16:30-19:00

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title lecturer information
Ngoc Quan Pham

Dr.-Ing. Teresa Herrmann

Dr.-Ing. Thanh-Le HA

Dr. Sebastian Stüker

Dr. Sebastian Stüker

Dr. Sebastian Stüker
Prof. Dr. Hagen Lindstädt Online
Victoria-Anne Schweigert
Prof. Dr. Andreas Geyer-Schulz
Dr. Abdolreza Nazemi
Marvin Schweizer
Prof. Dr. Maxim Ulrich Online
Präsenz/Online gemischt
Prof. Dr. Daniel Hug
Dr. rer. nat. Jens-Stefan Tappe
Dr. Abdolreza Nazemi
Prof. Dr. Andreas Geyer-Schulz Online
Dr.-Ing. Tobias Christof Käfer
Michael Färber
Prof. Dr. Ralf Mikut
apl. Prof. Dr. Markus Reischl
Präsenz/Online gemischt
Präsenz/Online gemischt
Präsenz/Online gemischt
Präsenz/Online gemischt
Dr.-Ing. Arne Rönnau

Press Releases

Title Short Description Source

Protect and manage forests with AI

KIT and EDI GmbH develop an intelligent assistance system for forest management in climate change - new episode of the interactive video series "Doing things with AI"

KIT strengthens IT security research
10 years in the service of cybersecurity: KASTEL continues its successful research in the new Institute for Information Security and Reliability of KIT

Title Short Description Source

Significant effect of school closings

Data analysis on the effect of corona measures: Study on the effectiveness of non-pharmaceutical interventions in the fight against the pandemic

KI: This is how the focus remains on the human

KIT coordinates the joint project MeKIDI for the digitization of processes in the energy industry

KIT Receives Real-world Laboratory "Robotic Artificial Intelligence"

Making artificial intelligence tangible through humanoid robots: focus on bidirectional exchange between society and research

AI Outperforms Humans in Speech Recognition

KIT Researchers Have Developed the First Speech Recognition System Worldwide that Works Better than Humans and Is Quicker than Other AIs

Artificial intelligence to protect groundwater
BMU approves KI lighthouse project "Nitrate Monitoring 4.0" for the reduction of nitrate in groundwater

Release in German only

Young at Heart with Assistance Robots

KIT Develops New Generation of Versatile and Customizable Humanoid Robots for the Elderly – Carl Zeiss Foundation Funds the Project with EUR 4.5 Million

Making AI Manageable By Engineers

Reliable and Safe AI Systems for Engineers Are Lacking – Competence Center Now Offers Support for Companies

Artificial intelligence (AI) can be found in smartphones, search machines, or navigation systems. It makes everyday life easier. Potential applications of AI in the engineering sector are numerous, examples being smart factories or autonomous vehicles. However, processes to make the behavior of these systems plannable and their decisions reproducible are still lacking. This will be changed by the “Kompetenzzentrum für KI-Engineering” (CC-KING, competence center for AI engineering) managed by the Fraunhofer Institute of Optronics, System Technologies and Image Exploitation (IOSB). The partners are Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) and the FZI Research Center for Information Technology.

New Research Podcast ”Selbstbewusste KI“

Experts Discuss Questions Relating to the Consciousness of Artificial Intelligence

Super-fast AI System Installed at KIT

One of the most powerful AI computer systems in Europe now supports scientists in solving humanity's problems

AI Supports Assembly Specialists

Kimoknow, a Startup of KIT, Develops Digital Assembly Assistants Based on Automatic AI-supported Object Recognition

Using AI to Save Water in Agriculture

The “WaterFox“ Smartphone App Made by KIT‘s Startup Helps Farmers Irrigate Their Fields More Efficiently – New Interactive Video of the Series “Sachen machen mit KI”

Artificial Intelligence for Machine Tool Maintenance

Wear on the spindle in ball screws can be continuously monitored and evaluated with an intelligent system by KIT

AI controls the amount of data for automated driving
Joint project KIsSME with KIT participation starts - learning algorithms enable efficient recording of scenarios when testing highly automated vehicles

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