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Research on artificial intelligence

BCAI

  • The Bosch Center for Artificial Intelligence (BCAI) was established on January 1, 2017.

Investment

  • Bosch plans to invest some 300 million euros in BCAI by 2021.

Associates

  • Some 150 people currently work at four BCAI locations worldwide.

Locations

  • Renningen, Bengaluru, Sunnyvale, Pittsburgh

Research focus and use cases

Machine learning:

  • The focus is on machine learning; that is, recognizing patterns and contexts and exploiting these insights. This information is derived from vast amounts of data generated by sensors. Example: parking sensors.

Use cases:

  • Mobility (automated driving), connected industry (predictive maintenance), robotics.

Partnerships in the area of artificial intelligence

Cyber Valley

  • Partners from industry, academia, and government are collaborating closely in the field of artificial intelligence. The aim is to fast-track efforts to translate basic research findings into real-world applications. Bosch plans to invest 7 million euros in Cyber Valley.

Delta Lab

  • A research alliance with the University of Amsterdam. This partnership aims to facilitate the exchange and transfer of expert knowledge in the field of deep learning.

CMU

  • A research alliance with the Carnegie Mellon University (USA) that aims to facilitate the exchange in the field of robust deep learning.

About Bosch

The Bosch Group is a leading global supplier of technology and services. It employs roughly 410,000 associates worldwide (as of December 31, 2018). The company generated sales of 78.5 billion euros in 2018. Its operations are divided into four business sectors: Mobility Solutions, Industrial Technology, Consumer Goods, and Energy and Building Technology. As a leading IoT company, Bosch offers innovative solutions for smart homes, smart cities, connected mobility, and connected manufacturing. It uses its expertise in sensor technology, software, and services, as well as its own IoT cloud, to offer its customers connected, cross-domain solutions from a single source. The Bosch Group’s strategic objective is to deliver innovations for a connected life. Bosch improves quality of life worldwide with products and services that are innovative and spark enthusiasm. In short, Bosch creates technology that is “Invented for life.” The Bosch Group comprises Robert Bosch GmbH and its roughly 460 subsidiary and regional companies in over 60 countries. Including sales and service partners, Bosch’s global manufacturing, engineering, and sales network covers nearly every country in the world. The basis for the company’s future growth is its innovative strength. At nearly 130 locations across the globe, Bosch employs some 68,700 associates in research and development.

The company was set up in Stuttgart in 1886 by Robert Bosch (1861-1942) as “Workshop for Precision Mechanics and Electrical Engineering.” The special ownership structure of Robert Bosch GmbH guarantees the entrepreneurial freedom of the Bosch Group, making it possible for the company to plan over the long term and to undertake significant upfront investments in the safeguarding of its future. Ninety-two percent of the share capital of Robert Bosch GmbH is held by Robert Bosch Stiftung GmbH, a charitable foundation. The majority of voting rights are held by Robert Bosch Industrietreuhand KG, an industrial trust. The entrepreneurial ownership functions are carried out by the trust. The remaining shares are held by the Bosch family and by Robert Bosch GmbH.

Additional information is available online at www.bosch.com, www.iot.bosch.com, www.bosch-press.com, www.twitter.com/BoschPresse.

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