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Fraunhofer presents key component for digital data exchange according to European values

The digital networking of the world is forging ahead. This makes new business models, smart services and innovative service offerings possible. The prerequi-site for this is the secure exchange of data in the value added chain. Mean-while, the calls for German and European solutions in the fiercely competitive market for industrially compatible cloud-based solutions are becoming louder and louder. The International Data Spaces (IDS) initiative, established under the auspices of the Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft, enables open data marketplaces for business where data can be securely exchanged between trustworthy partners. On February 22, 2019, the International Data Spaces Association presented con-crete results with experts and decision-makers from research, industry and poli-tics, gave perspectives on further developments and discussed necessary in-vestments in local data sovereignty and AI.
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New Fraunhofer Center for Cognitive Production Systems and AI center in collaboration with TU Dresden

Cognitive systems and artificial intelligence are key technologies in value creation and will play a crucial role in deciding Germany’s future viability for technological growth. The Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft is continuously expanding its expertise in this area, on both a cross-institute und cross-institution basis; this leading research organization has simultaneously launched two new research centers at a founding event on February 11. These centers will focus on strategic technologies of primary importance to Germany’s success as an industrial location. In addition to the official founding of the Fraunhofer Center for Cognitive Production Systems CPS at the Fraunhofer Institute for Machine Tools and Forming Technology IWU in Dresden, Fraunhofer and the Technische Universität Dresden also signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on the creation of the Center for Explainable and Efficient AI Technologies CEE AI.
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Joint research platform for energy storage systems

The new Fraunhofer Project Center for Energy Storage and Systems ZESS was inaugurated today, February 7, 2019. Located at the Automotive Research Centre Niedersachsen (NFF) in Braunschweig, it is a joint initiative of the Fraunhofer Institute for Ceramic Technologies and Systems IKTS, the Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Technology and Advanced Materials IFAM, and the Fraunhofer Institute for Surface Engineering and Thin Films IST – in close cooperation with the Technische Universität Braunschweig. The purpose of the new project center is to develop existing energy storage systems, both mobile and stationary, to the level of industrial maturity, and to demonstrate new solutions at a level of technological maturity of four to six.
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Software that can automatically detect fake news

Invented stories, distorted facts: fake news is spreading like wildfire on the internet and is often shared on without thought, particularly on social media. In response, Fraunhofer researchers have developed a system that automatically analyzes social media posts, deliberately filtering out fake news and disinformation. To do this, the tool analyzes both content and metadata, classifying it using machine learning techniques and drawing on user interaction to optimize the results as it goes.
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