Continental has announced the inauguration of an AI Lab in Berlin, which will see AI experts from a wide range of corporate divisions work together on technologies such as Computer Vision (machine vision), Hybrid AI (combination of machine learning with conventional software programs) or Automated Data Labelling (marking objects in images).
A press release from the company noted that with its new location in the capital, the technology company is reaffirming its goal of exploiting the enormous opportunities offered by AI for the mobility of the future and meeting the requirements of megatrends such as automated driving, connectivity, electrification and shared mobility.
Interestingly, the first employee joined the lab in November 2021, and by the time of the official inauguration, nearly two dozen highly motivated software engineers and AI experts were already working together on their projects. Continental currently employs 1,000 AI experts worldwide.
Additionally, the AI Campus Berlin, which aims to network Europe's AI community, also contributes to this special attraction.
In the immediate vicinity, the company's experts benefit from interaction and collaboration beyond office boundaries and meet regularly with other local AI stakeholders for events, lectures or spontaneous exchange in the central 'Connection Space.'
Gilles Mabire, Chief Technology Officer, Continental Automotive, noted that artificial intelligence is one of the driving factors for the further development and future of mobility.
Dr Andreas Weinlich, Head- AI Lab, Continental, said, 'The development in this area is so fast that in the future, even the methods of agile software development will no longer be sufficient to keep up with the times.”