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Continental to strengthen global network of AI experts

Continental intends to increase its team of experts in the field of artificial intelligence (AI) by 2021 from around 400 employees today to around 700 employees.

The aim was announced as part of the company’s first international ‘AIR (Artificial Intelligence and Robotics) Days’, where almost 200 Continental experts in artificial intelligence and robotics exchanged information about current developments in this research field.

The AIR Days event is part of Continental’s strategy to bolster itself as a technology company that uses artificial intelligence in all areas.

“Continental will become an ‘AI-empowered company’,” said Demetrio Aiello, Head of Artificial Intelligence & Robotics at Continental.

“On the product side, we will deploy artificial intelligence to automate mobility. This will make commuting and travelling easier for us all.

“In process automation, artificial intelligence will make our employees’ work easier. Monotonous tasks will be further automated and relevant information from a huge volume of data will be more identifiable,” he added.

Experts from ten countries and three continents exchanged ideas, including ideas about the opportunities and potential for AI in Production and Logistics.

For example, AI could optimise quality tests at the end of the production line and in resource planning. This would enable even more refined demand forecasting and improved service forecasting.