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15-03-2019 | Automated Driving | News | Article

ZF to Establish a Technology Centre for AI and Cybersecurity

Patrick Schäfer

ZF will establish the "ZF AI & Cybersecurity Center" in Saarbrücken. The company's artificial intelligence and computer security activities are to be coordinated and controlled in this technology centre.

The ZF technology group will establish a technology centre for artificial intelligence (AI) and cybersecurity in Saarbrücken, Germany. Around 100 staff members, around two thirds of whom are AI specialists, are to be hired in the newly established "ZF AI & Cybersecurity Center". One third of the specialists will deal with the topic of cybersecurity. The aim is to develop a global AI platform to optimise new and existing applications, services and processes.

The Center in Saarbrücken will combine all of the technology group's AI, Industry 4.0 and cybersecurity activities, supplementing them with the latest research and development results. This is intended to protect new AI developments and algorithms against cyberattacks while they are being prepared for series production. Artificial intelligence is regarded as a key factor for automated driving functions and autonomous driving. ZF, as a shareholder of the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) and a strategic partner of the Helmholtz Center for Information Security (CISPA), additionally announced its intention to collaborate closely with research institutions.

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