State-of-the-art AI technologies need to be integrated with advanced manufacturing technologies and systems in order to exploit their potential in manufacturing and process industry.
AI systems cooperating with humans can improve production planning and execution, and can help to improve quality of products and processes.
a) Research and Innovation Actions (RIA)
The focus is on integrating state-of-the-art AI technologies in the manufacturing domain, finding effective ways for collaboration between humans and AI systems, and exploiting the strengths of both humans and machines. Ethical principles, as expressed by the high-level expert group on Artificial Intelligence.
Developed technologies and solutions should be demonstrated in at least two different realistic manufacturing use cases of significant economic value. If applicable, legal obstacles to implementation of the proposed solutions should be identified.
The Commission considers that proposals requesting a contribution from the EU of between EUR 4 and 6 million would allow this area to be addressed appropriately. Nonetheless, this does not preclude submission and selection of proposals requesting other amounts.
b) Coordination and Support Actions (CSA)
Proposals are expected to extend, further develop, and support the implementation of a model for the synchronisation of standardisation activities on AI and related digital technologies in manufacturing at large, at the Member State level and at the European level – and in a global context, taking into account legal and ethical issues where relevant.
Se espera que las propuestas apoyen la posible cooperación con Japón, en áreas relevantes para la innovación impulsada por IA en la fabricación y las plataformas industriales digitales. Las propuestas evaluarán las oportunidades y actividades de cooperación iniciales, mediante la organización de contactos entre investigadores y empresas de la UE y Japón que trabajan en aplicaciones de IA para la fabricación.
Proposals are expected to support possible cooperation with Japan, in areas relevant for AI-driven innovation in manufacturing and digital industrial platforms. Proposals will assess opportunities, and kick-off cooperation activities, by organising contacts between researchers and companies from EU and Japan working on AI applications for manufacturing.
The Commission considers that proposals requesting a contribution from the EU of EUR 0.5 million would allow these areas to be addressed appropriately. Nonetheless, this does not preclude submission and selection of proposals requesting other amounts. One coordination and support action will be supported for each of the two areas above.
Research and Innovation Actions
- Products and services usable in a wide range of manufacturing processes leading to agile production processes and improved quality of products and processes
- Humans working together with Artificial Intelligence systems in optimal complementarity
Coordination and Support Actions
- Increased synchronisation and cooperation on AI and related digital technologies in manufacturing, with higher global impact
16 January 2019 at 17:00 Brussels time