DFKI's mission is to ease the use of human languages by machines and to improve solutions that benefit from language use. They conduct advanced research in language technology and provide novel computational techniques for processing text, speech and knowledge.
The German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI), with sites in Kaiserslautern, Saarbrücken, Bremen and a project office in Berlin, is the leading German research institute in the field of innovative software technology. In the international scientific community, DFKI ranks among the most recognized "Centers of Excellence" and currently is the biggest research center worldwide in the area of Artificial Intelligence and its application in terms of number of employees and the volume of external funds.
The German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) was founded in 1988 and has research facilities in Kaiserslautern, Saarbrücken, Bremen and a project office in Berlin. In the field of innovative commercial software technology using Artificial Intelligence, DFKI is the leading research center in Germany.
DFKI is actively involved in numerous organizations representing and continuously advancing Germany as an excellent location for cutting-edge research and technology. Far beyond the country’s borders DFKI enjoys an excellent reputation for its academic training of young scientists. At present, 478 highly qualified researchers and 337 graduate students from more than 60 countries are contributing to 180 DFKI research projects. DFKI serves as a stepping stone to leading positions in industry and successful careers as founders of spin-off companies. Over the years, more than 98 staff members have been appointed professors at universities in Germany and abroad.
DFKI is the only German research institute for Computer Science being a member in the three leading research clusters and co-founder of Software Campus, Academy Cube, Smart Data Innovation Lab and Volkswagen Data Lab.
The Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)
The Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology (BMWi)
The German Federal States
German Research Foundation (DFG)
Prof. Dr. h.c. Hans-Albert Aukes, KIBG GmbH (Chairman)
Dr. Susanne Reichrath, Representative of Saarland's Minister President for Higher Education, Science and Technology (Vice Chairman)
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