Hessen invests 10 million euro in AI innovation lab

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The state of Hessen dedicates 10 million euro to establishing an AI innovation laboratory at the Hessen Center for Artificial Intelligence, hessian.AI.

The lab´s AI computing infrastructure will be located at the Green IT-Cube of the GSI Helmholtz Center for Heavy Ion Research in Darmstadt - one of the world’s most sustainable computing infrastructures in terms of energy consumption. Hessian.AI is supported by 13 Hessen-based universities under the leadership of the Technical University of Darmstadt.

The planned AI ​​innovation lab will be a unique institution in Germany and significantly strengthen the role of Hessen as a global hot spot for AI research, development and application. The laboratory will boost the expansion of the Hessian AI ecosystem and provide a platform for breakthrough innovations.

The AI ​​innovation laboratory is scheduled to open its doors in autumn 2022. It will serve as a hub for companies of various sizes and industries, scientists as well as start-ups and provide access to an AI supercomputer infrastructure and comprehensive AI expertise. In the future, AI systems and applications can be developed, trained, tested and evaluated here.