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An AI-based Service Ecosystem for
Technical Service in the Age of Industry 4.0

Funding program: “AI Innovation Competition”

News

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Synchronizing, Simulating, and Repairing – Maintenance is a Twin Thing

There’s no escaping it in industry. It will be on the packing list when astronauts travel to Mars for the first time and even Cologne Cathedral is getting one – we’re talking about the digital twin. Here’s how software models can help in other industries aside from industrial services, aerospace, and cathedral construction.

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Use data efficiently and holistically within the company

Companies often lack an overview of their data landscape. The main remedy is a clear data strategy, says Jörg Bienert, chairman of the KI Bundesverband e.V. and partner at the data science consultancy Alexander Thamm. We asked him how to create added value with data, and what role data plays in the Service-Meister project..

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Trusting in AI: Why algorithms have to explain themselves

Cars drive autonomously, software diagnoses cancer and machines control themselves – artificial intelligence (AI) makes it all possible. But wherever AI supports people, trust in the technology is needed above all. Here is how we can test and certify trusted AI applications.

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The goals of the Service-Meister project

To secure an advantage in the Service sector

The concept

Industrial usage of artificial intelligence for SMEs

Events

Current workshops, expert meetings, and transfer events

AI FOR GERMAN SMES

The market is changing:
Industrial value creation is becoming a service model

In the German industry, there is a fundamental change in how value is created; from products to services. There is a demand for innovative business models which require German SMEs to use and market their internal company-specific “service knowledge”…

The task:
To market “service knowledge” for industrial plants

The “service knowledge” required for industrial plants exceeds the knowledge of individual service technicians and also of companies. This, combined with the shortage of skilled workers, means that German small and medium-sized companies will face the enormous challenge of securing their leading edge in the Service sector in the coming years.

Goal 1
AN AI-BASED & CROSS-COMPANY SERVICE PLATFORMS FOR SMES

Service-Meister is to develop an AI-based, cross-plant, cross-department, and cross-company service platform for German SMEs.

Goal 2
TO SUPPORT STAFF

Less-qualified staff are to be enabled to offer complex services with the help of digital guides, such as AI-based ServiceBots and Smart Services.

Goal 3
TO ENABLE CROSS-COMPANY “SERVICE”

Digital service knowledge will enable cross-company scalability of service on a single platform.

Goal 4
TO STAY COMPETITIVE
IN SPITE OF THE SHORTAGE OF SKILLED WORKERS

A service ecosystem will evolve from the cross-company scaling which will combat the skills shortage in Germany and will keep German SMEs competitive in the long-term.

Workshops for your business…

We need case studies!
What’s in it for you:

1) We find solutions for you!
2) We develop integration standards for SMEs.
3) We develop meaningful networking and demarcation mechanisms.
4) We develop a comprehensive platform
for an effective market development of German companies.
Contact us!

The Consortium


eco – Association of the Internet Industry
Lead


Adolf Würth GmbH & Co. KG


Atlas Copco IAS GmbH


Beuth University of Applied Science Berlin


Fraunhofer Institute for Software and Systems Engineering ISST

grandcentrix GmbH


inovex GmbH


Institute for Internet Security – if(is)


 University of Stuttgart


Karlsruher Service Research Institute (KSRI)


KEB Automation KG


Kompetenznetzwerk Trusted Cloud e. V.


KROHNE Messtechnik GmbH

TRUMPF Werkzeugmaschinen GmbH + Co. KG


USU Software AG