Project KITKA Kick-off

The exploratory project KITKA has been developed within the framework of the "FFG Ideen Lab 4.0". IHS, the University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria - Global Sales and Marketing and the Center for Human-Computer Interaction (University of Salzburg) are involved as scientific partners, together with the industry partner ONTEC AG.

Artificial Intelligence (AI) systems have a great potential for Austrian companies. However, many companies are not yet fully exploiting this potential. A lack of trust in and knowledge about these systems are major barriers to their adequate use. The overall goal of the KITKA project is therefore to increase the transparency of AI systems developed in Austria. The long-term vision of the KITKA team is to provide an open-access platform, which includes a large number of AI application examples from Austria.

Despite the current situation due to COVID-19, the project had its (virtual) kick-off event on March 12th and is motivated to face the exciting challenge.