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

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

Acronym

knowlEdge

Project description

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.
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Starting year

2021

End year

2023

Granted funding

WESTFAELISCHE WILHELMS-UNIVERSITAET MUENSTER (DE)
442 500 €
Participant
FONDAZIONE LINKS - LEADING INNOVATION & KNOWLEDGE FOR SOCIETY (IT)
438 500 €
Participant
INFORMATION CATALYST FOR ENTERPRISE LTD (UK)
582 500 €
Participant
PARMALAT SPA (IT)
417 500 €
Participant
NEXTWORKS (IT)
337 375 €
Participant
ETHNIKO KENTRO EREVNAS KAI TECHNOLOGIKIS ANAPTYXIS (EL)
654 000 €
Participant
BARCELONA SUPERCOMPUTING CENTER - CENTRO NACIONAL DE SUPERCOMPUTACION (ES)
536 875 €
Participant
UNIVERSITAT POLITECNICA DE CATALUNYA (ES)
312 500 €
Participant
FRAUNHOFER GESELLSCHAFT ZUR FOERDERUNG DER ANGEWANDTEN FORSCHUNG E.V. (DE)
783 750 €
Participant
BONFIGLIOLI SLOVAKIA SRO (SK)
268 750 €
Participant
KAUTEX TEXTRON GMBH & CO KG (DE)
455 000 €
Participant

Amount granted

5 996 151 €

Funder

European Union

Funding instrument

Research and Innovation action

Framework programme

Horizon 2020 Framework Programme

Call

Programme part
INDUSTRIAL LEADERSHIP - Leadership in enabling and industrial technologies - Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) (H2020-EU.2.1.1.)
Topic
Artificial intelligence for manufacturing (ICT-38-2020)
Call ID
H2020-ICT-2020-1

Other information

Funding decision number

957331