Artificial Intelligence / AI Hub
The new platform connects developers, researchers, startups and AI companies with the carmaker
he carmaker and ŠKODA AUTO DigiLab have jointly launched a platform to develop solutions based on artificial intelligence. The aim is to strengthen the ŠKODA brand’s AI competence by connecting the carmaker with developers, startups and other partners using this technology. In the medium term, projects will lead to specific apps.
As far as ŠKODA AUTO itself is concerned, the Technical Development, Digitisation and IT departments have already joined the project. The HR department is also monitoring the project and giving talented developers the opportunity to work for the carmaker as external partners.
At present, the carmaker is working with its partners Blindspot Solutions and GoodAI Applied, who have released their developers to work at the AI Hub. They are to be posted to ŠKODA AUTO in the future and are now working on a project to optimise the car body production process. Thanks to processing a large number of data records, the system will adapt the process to produce more units with the same use of resources. The basic feasibility test was carried out using data from the car body shop in Kvasiny. After certain modifications, the implementation team will verify the results in Mladá Boleslav. Another project aims to develop a software tool that tests the human machine interface (HMI) on the dashboard.
Existing AI Hub projects either serve as proof of concept and to evaluate whether they can be implemented in the future or monitor how viable they are (this is called the minimum viable product). ED
Head of ŠKODA AUTO DigiLab
Using the AI Hub, we are building a bridge to many actors who research, develop and apply artificial intelligence technologies. Talented developers are already working on their projects at the AI Hub, and we have the opportunity to secure the best talents in the field of AI in time.