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High-tech platform for responsible technological change

Why munich_i is indispensable

Driving force of AI and robotics

There is more to artificial intelligence and robotics than easier, safer, and more efficient production. They also help us overcome the great challenges we face in the fields of health, mobility, work, and environment. But what does this mean for our industry? munich_i offers you reliable and, above all, roadmap-oriented guidance on the technologies that will gain relevance and establish themselves as future industry standards. It is an opportunity for you to learn at an early stage, which fields and topics will change business models and should thus be considered in your corporate strategy.

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Bavarian Minister-President Dr. Markus Söder, MdL

Having been held just twice, online in 2021 and as an in-person event in 2022, the munich_i high-tech platform has already developed into one of the leading robotics and AI formats. The unique cooperation between automatica, Messe München, and MIRMI (Munich Institute of Robotics and Machine Intelligence) at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) presents groundbreaking innovations and pioneering developments within a context of ethics and social responsibility.

On the panel: the world's leading visionaries and other important figures from AI and robotics who will make a valuable contribution to these key technologies with their expertise and opinions as they gain a foothold in society and industry. And they have a clear mission: to drive forward responsible technological change that puts people at the center of future thoughts and actions.

munich_i with its three components Hightech-Summit, AI.Society, and Robothon is under the auspices of the Bavarian Minister President Dr. Markus Söder, who personally opened the summit with its approximately 200 participants from the industrial and research community in 2022. Minister of State Markus Blume kicked off the event with a state reception in the Munich Residenz Palace’s Imperial Hall on the previous evening.

From brilliant ideas to concrete solutions

Many innovations and solutions for a wide variety of challenges are already available. In many cases, the missing link is a well thought-out and matching ecosystem for their integration into the global economy. Key technologies such as AI and robotics call for an even stronger cooperation between all relevant market players and institutions already putting great efforts into shaping the next stage of development: the digital transformation of both economy and society.

munich_i does not present any visions or theories that might someday be a reality. Instead, it promotes solutions for clearly defined missions and lighthouse projects. This is about a new culture of innovation based on open and interdisciplinary dialog. A network of international visionaries is established through joint umbrella projects – driven by candor, diversity, pioneering spirit, and ethical aspects. Because developments signify progress only if they benefit people.

Three components – one goal: to shape the future

The top-level Hightech Summit is all about collaboration and knowledge transfer – under the theme of 'intelligence empowering tomorrow' and with a list of speakers that reads like a Who's Who of robotics and AI. The summit addresses CEOs and managers responsible for production, research and development, technology, and digital transformation who are looking for reliable orientational knowledge as they adjust their company’s strategic focus – and also want to benefit from interactions with innovation drivers from science, business, politics, and society.

At the munich_i special show AI.Society , visitors can experience prototypes up close and see exciting lighthouse projects from the four pivotal fields of work, health, mobility, and environment. The i_space forum, which is a part of AI.Society, looks beyond technical feasibility aspects of robotics and automation. This is where leading experts discuss future social developments. Highlights of the forum include the Ethics Round Table hosted by Prof. Dr. med. Alena Buyx.

The Robothon® is a collaborative challenge demonstrating the capabilities of young developers. It challenges participants to come up with new software and hardware solutions for complex automation problems such as electronic waste recycling – at impressive speed and in competition with highly talented international teams.

"Modern research requires networking. Science and research benefit from continuous exchange, technology, know-how and education – particularly in highly specialized fields. Corporate collaboration accelerates the implementation of findings and achievements. This process (of learning from each other and mutual support) is essential for the further development of our society."
– Prof. Dr.-Ing. Sami Haddadin, Director of MIRMI and holder of the Chair for Robotics and System Intelligence (TUM), founder of FRANKA EMIKA GmbH, munich_i Director