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Towards AI powered manufacturing services, processes, and products in an edge-to-cloud-knowlEdge continuum for humans [in-the-loop]

Objective

AI is one of the biggest mega-trends towards the 4th industrial revolution. While these technologies promise business sustainability and product/process quality, it seems that the ever-changing market demands and the lack of skilled humans, in combination with the complexity of technologies, raise an urgent need for new suggestions. Suggestions that will be agile, reusable, distributed, scalable, accountable, secure, standardized and collaborative. To break the entry barriers for these technologies and unleash their potential, the knowlEdge project will develop a new generation of AI methods, systems and data management infrastructure. This framework will provide means for the secure management of distributed data and the computational infrastructure to execute the needed analytic algorithms and redistribute the knowledge towards a knowledge exchange society. To do so, knowlEdge proposes 6 major innovations in the areas of data management, data analytics and knowledge management: (i) A set of AI services that allow the usage of edge deployments as computational and live data infrastructure, an edge continuous learning execution pipeline; (ii) A digital twin of the shop-floor to test the AI models; (iii) A data management framework deployed from the edge to the cloud ensuring data quality, privacy and confidentiality, building a data safe fog continuum; (iv) Human-AI Collaboration and Domain Knowledge Fusion tools for domain experts to inject their experience into the system to trigger an automatic discovery of knowledge that allows the system to adapt automatically to system changes; (v) A set of standardization mechanisms for the exchange of trained AI-models from one context to another; (vi) A knowledge marketplace platform to distribute and interchange AI trained models. The knowlEdge consortium consists of 12 partners from 7 EU countries, and its solution will be tested and evaluated in 3 manufacturing sectors.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/sociology/governance/public services
  • /natural sciences/computer and information sciences/data science/data analysis

Call for proposal

H2020-ICT-2020-1
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

Teknologian tutkimuskeskus VTT Oy
Address
Vuorimiehentie 3
02150 Espoo
Finland
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 766 901,25

Participants (11)

FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V.
Germany
EU contribution
€ 783 750
Address
Hansastrasse 27C
80686 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
ETHNIKO KENTRO EREVNAS KAI TECHNOLOGIKIS ANAPTYXIS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 654 000
Address
Charilaou Thermi Road 6 Km
57001 Thermi Thessaloniki
Activity type
Research Organisations
NEXTWORKS
Italy
EU contribution
€ 337 375
Address
Via Livornese 1027
56122 Pisa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE CATALUNYA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 312 500
Address
Calle Jordi Girona 31
08034 Barcelona
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
BARCELONA SUPERCOMPUTING CENTER - CENTRO NACIONAL DE SUPERCOMPUTACION
Spain
EU contribution
€ 536 875
Address
Calle Jordi Girona 31
08034 Barcelona
Activity type
Research Organisations
INFORMATION CATALYST FOR ENTERPRISE LTD
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 582 500
Address
St Georges Court Winnington Avenue
CW8 4EE Northwich Cheshire
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
WESTFAELISCHE WILHELMS-UNIVERSITAET MUENSTER
Germany
EU contribution
€ 442 500
Address
Schlossplatz 2
48149 Muenster
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
FONDAZIONE LINKS - LEADING INNOVATION & KNOWLEDGE FOR SOCIETY
Italy
EU contribution
€ 438 500
Address
Via Pier Carlo Boggio 61
10138 Torino
Activity type
Research Organisations
PARMALAT SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 417 500
Address
Via Delle Nazioni Unite 4
43044 Collecchio
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
KAUTEX TEXTRON GMBH & CO KG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 455 000
Address
Kautextrasse 52
53229 Bonn
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
BONFIGLIOLI SLOVAKIA SRO
Slovakia
EU contribution
€ 268 750
Address
Robotnicka 2
017 01 Povazska Bystrica
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)