(02.11.2022, Frankfurt am Main/Wiesbaden) How can the quality of artificial intelligence (AI) be verified and improved? This was the topic of today's first AI Quality Summit, hosted by the Hessian Minister for Digital Strategy and Development, Prof. Dr. Kristina Sinemus, and the VDE. The state of Hesse and the technology organisation are currently in the process of setting up an AI Quality & Testing Hub – a unique nationwide project with European appeal. The hub is intended to help manufacturers not only to increase the quality and performance of their AI products, but also to prove it in the market. To do this, research gaps must be closed, standards agreed upon, test tools provided and simulation environments created. The Hub will address all these prerequisites for AI quality.
Bringing competitive AI products to market
We already encounter artificial intelligence everywhere: in everyday life the playlist suggests the next song, in the garden the mowing robot makes its rounds, in industry AI optimises the parameters for complex production processes or the maintenance intervals. It is obvious that the use of AI systems will increase dramatically in the near future, whether in mobility, medicine, production or finance. Sebastian Hallensleben, Head of Digitalisation and AI at the VDE, sees quality as the decisive prerequisite for bringing competitive products to market: "Only if the quality of AI can actually be measured can real competition emerge as a driver for innovation." Hessen's Digital Minister Kristina Sinemus: "Responsible, benefit-oriented AI is a decisive competitive factor for our federal state and far beyond. At the same time, however, many AI potentials have not yet been tapped in Germany and small and medium-sized enterprises are uncertain about meaningful application possibilities and the necessary quality of AI applications. This is where the state of Hesse comes in with its commitment to an AI Quality & Testing Hub."