dfki-logoThe German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI), with facilities in Kaiserslautern, Saarbrücken, Bremen, and a project office in Berlin, is the country’s leading research center in the area of innovative software technology for commercial application. DFKI was founded in 1988 as a nonprofit organization by several renowned German IT companies and two research facilities. DFKI projects typically include the entire spectrum from basic research to market- and customer-oriented development of product functions. Currently, DFKI has about 760 employees (among them 325 as a side job). The circle of DFKI industrial partners comprises among others Daimler AG, Deutsche Telekom AG, SAP AG, Software AG, Attensity Europe GmbH, Microsoft Deutschland GmbH, Deutsche Post AG, BMW AG Deutsche Messe AG, EADS Astrium GmbH, Intel Corporation and Ricoh Ltd. (some of them via associated companies). In 2010, the circle has been expanded by John Deere.


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