ZF is establishing a Technology Center for Artificial Intelligence and cybersecurity in Germany.
With its new AI and cybersecurity center, ZF is expanding its activities in the area of AI research. Wolf-Henning Scheider, Chief Executive Officer of ZF, gave the go-ahead for the Technology Center in the presence of Saarland Minister-President Tobias Hans. Scheider also announced that ZF, as shareholder of the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI) and strategic partner of the Helmholtz Center for Information Security (CISPA), will cooperate closely with these leading research institutions in the future.
“With the new Technology Center for Artificial Intelligence and Cybersecurity, we are taking our Group-wide expertise in these key digital technologies to a new level. We are also in direct proximity to the most respected practical research institutions in these disciplines and can thus intensify our cooperation,” explained Wolf-Henning Scheider. “We will hire some 100 highly qualified new colleagues in Saarbrücken – and work with them to drive forward sophisticated developments on our way to new, digitally connected and automated mobility solutions.”
The company plans to establish about two-thirds of its AI specialists at the new location in Saarbrücken. Another third of the experts from the new Technology Center will focus on cybersecurity.