AI CAN IMPROVE OUR LIFE. BUT HOW CAN YOU IMPROVE THE ENERGY CONSUMPTION OF AI?

Artificial intelligence (AI) and learning systems will change society and open up many new opportunities. The Federal Government's AI strategy therefore pursues three main goals:

  • Make Germany and Europe a leading location for the development and application of AI technologies and ensure Germany's future competitiveness;
  • Ensure the responsible development and use of AI for the common good;
  • Embedding AI in society ethically, legally, culturally and institutionally within the framework of a broad social dialogue and active political shaping.

However, for AI to create benefits – and in as many applications as possible – an energy problem urgently needs to be defused. The energy consumption of today's AI systems is clearly too high for many applications, especially for mobile and safety-critical applications.

There are a lot of ideas at universities and research institutions on how to change this. A competition, tailor-made, so to speak, for the scientific sporting spirit, aims to raise this treasure trove of ideas: Which group of researchers can create the AI system with the lowest energy consumption for a given task?

By the way, our brain is a perfect example of how energy efficiency works. That's why AI research today is also about being inspired by energy-efficient data processing in the brain.

The application phase for this competition is now closed.

Further information (in German): www.bmbf.de

If you are interested in this subject in general, please check out also the SPRIND project THE ANALOG COMPUTER ON A CHIP

The application phase for this challenge is closed.