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Palkovics: AI offers deeper cooperation with Germany

Scientific cooperation between Hungary and Germany could be deepened also in the area of artificial intelligence through the Fraunhofer Society operating leading European institutes of applied research, the innovation and technology minister said in Berlin on Friday.

On the sidelines of a scientific symposium, Laszlo Palkovics told the Hungarian public media that Reimund Neugebauer, the head of the society, had had “very good ties with Hungary”.

The Fraunhofer Society already has a joint venture with the Hungarian Academy of Sciences, and the goal is to set up a joint institution to research AI, the minister said. He added that AI had been selected as the next area because Hungarian industry had a lot of applications using AI, such as in robotisation or in the development of autonomous vehicles.

At the event, Palkovics decorated Neugebauer with the Order of Merit of Hungary, Officer’s Cross, an honour from President Janos Ader in recognition of Neugebauer’s promoting Hungarian science in the world, and his efforts in building links between German and Hungarian research institutes.

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