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Accelerating AI Together – DFKI Welcomes NVIDIA as Newest Shareholder


The German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence, DFKI, Germany's leading business-oriented research institution in the field of innovative software technologies based on artificial intelligence methods, today announced that NVIDIA has joined the organization as a shareholder. The commitment is a further step in the long-standing successful cooperation between NVIDIA, the leader in accelerated computing, AI and high-performance computing, and DFKI in the area of machine learning and deep learning.

"The partnership between DFKI and NVIDIA combines our sophisticated models and procedures with their high-performance AI platforms,” said Professor Dr. Andreas Dengel, site head of DFKI Kaiserslautern and scientific director for the research department of smart data and knowledge services.

The combination of sophisticated machine learning methods and high-performance hardware accelerates AI applications.


The German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) – Kaiserslautern site.


“Joining as a shareholder is a further building block of our successful cooperation and opens up new perspectives for application-oriented neural network research.”

“NVIDIA and DFKI are working together to provide powerful tools so that scientists can solve the most complex AI challenges,” said Ian Buck, vice president and general manager of Accelerated Computing at NVIDIA. “As a DFKI shareholder, we’ll continue to jointly explore new areas of research that can benefit from accelerated computing.”

By combining DFKI technologies with NVIDIA’s leading AI platforms, DFKI researchers and scientists have achieved remarkable results in the application, explainability and optimization of neural networks and deep learning methods in recent years.

DFKI was selected as a GPU Research Center in 2016 due to its outstanding research results in the analysis of multimedia data and was one of the first two European institutions to be included in the NVIDIA AI Lab Program (NVAIL). In 2018, a team from DFKI's Deep Learning Competence Center received the NVIDIA Pioneer Award for its work on neural network processing.

For the first time, their methods helped to shed light on the processes of the "black box" of deep learning and to make their decision-making processes more comprehensible. In this context, research was also conducted into how correlating, large volume information streams can be processed jointly such as image and sound in video analysis.

High-performance Infrastructure for Efficient Processing

DFKI has a highly efficient deep learning data center in Kaiserslautern with several NVIDIA DGX systems in an InfiniBand network, including the first DGX-2 supercomputer in Europe. The powerful infrastructure allows for a large number of evaluations in a short time. As a result, large data volumes, such as high-resolution satellite images, can be analyzed quickly.

In the same way, bottlenecks in architectures can be identified and the models can be adapted accordingly - a basis for the engineering of neural networks. The computing power in the cluster can be optimized, idle times can be minimized, and deep learning methods can be used in an energy-efficient manner.

Making Innovative Technologies Usable for Industry

DFKI researchers are planning to also make these breakthroughs usable for industry. "We are working on making complex AI algorithms available for practical use in industry," said Andreas Dengel. “The goal is an ‘AI Model Store’ where various machine learning methods are offered. A fully automated architecture search will provide the appropriate models. Companies can select the one that best fits their problem, apply their data to the pre-trained methods, and receive feedback in real time.”

Press contact:

Christian Heyer
Head of Corporate Communications
German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence Kaiserslautern
Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz GmbH (DFKI)
Trippstadter Straße 122
D-67663 Kaiserslautern
Phone: +49 631 20575 1710

Jens Neuschäfer
Sr. PR Manager EMEAI
Enterprise PR
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81677 München
Phone: +49 89 628350015

Weitere Informationen: DFKI News NVIDIA Deep Learning AI

Christian Heyer DFKI Kaiserslautern | Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz GmbH, DFKI

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