Joint Lab Artifical Intelligence & Data Science

Cooperation of the Leibniz Institute for Agricultural Engineering and Bioeconomy Potsdam and the University Of Osnabrück


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Joint Lab for Artificial Intelligence and Data Science

The University of Osnabrück and the Leibniz Institute for Agricultural Engineering and Bioeconomy (ATB) in Potsdam are now jointly training doctoral students at the interface of agricultural science and artificial intelligence. The cooperation is supported by the Lower Saxony Ministry of Science and Culture (MWK) funded through the zukunft.niedersachsen program of the Volkswagen Foundation with around 6.7 million euros. The associated partners are Agrotech Valley Forum, German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) and Osnabrück University of Applied Sciences. The core objective of the Joint Lab KI & DS is to develop artificial intelligence (AI) and data science (DS) expertise, especially for agricultural technology issues.

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Focus Workshop “Digital twin as a tool for agriculture"

Where is the potential for digital twins in agriculture? Where can digital twins be used and what functions do they have to simplify processes in agriculture and offer precise digital support? On Tuesday, June 18th the Agrotech Valley Forum is organizing a focus workshop with companies and scientific institutes to discuss and evaluate the areas of application and functions of digital twins regarding their potential for use in agriculture. The Joint Lab KI & DS will be there with two presentations: Verena Tessaro will be presenting on "Digital Twins for Autonomous Maintenance in Agriculture" and Dr. Olivier Kashongwe "Digital twins to optimize process control in integrated croplivestock systems with the use of information and biomass flows". Find out more here.

„Being a joint lab“: practicing cooperation, exploiting synergies

On April 29 and 30, 2024, the participants of the Joint Lab KI & DS came together for a retreat at the Coppenrath Innovation Center in Osnabrück. The theme of the retreat was “Being a joint lab, how can we benefit most from it? For all of us: the doctorate, the collaboration, and best scientific results". The participants used the two days to reflect intensively on the collaboration, exchange ideas and plan new activities. The framework for this exchange was provided by the Open Space Conference method, which gives the necessary freedom for creative thought processes. In addition to the program, the retreat also offered plenty of opportunity for informal discussions during the breaks.