GIANCE builds on many years of research at the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI), Saarland University and Peking University. The pre-commercialization technology research has been supported by project grants from the German Ministry for Education and Research, the German Research Foundation, two Google research awards, industrial cooperation projects from the German Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy, grants from the Chinese National Research Foundation and R&D contracts from industrial corporations. The results of the research are documented in more than 40 international publications.
In the last twelve months, our Beijing team in cooperation with Peking University has extended the technology for coping with the Chinese language. The Berlin team has finished a new generation of the production system with improved algorithms for NLP and knowledge processing. Together with our partner company Ubermetrics we are now providing powerful intelligence services to corporate customers.
Prof. Dr. Hans Uszkoreit
Member of the European Academy of Sciences, Scientific Director at German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence(DFKI). 30 years experience in Artificial Intelligence as a professor and research leader in Germany, US and China, especially in the field of language and knowledge technologies. Has co-founded and guided several AI startup companies. His research is documented in more than 250 international publications.
Master of Electronic Engineering, Queen Mary College, University of London. Former General Manager of Voicebox Greater China, an American artificial intelligence voice and contextual natural language understanding company. Worked in Microsoft before as a startup ecosystem lead, ISV BD & Evangelist. Experienced serial entrepreneur, founded LunaSquare.
Dr. Sven Schmeier
Nearly 20 years work in AI research and product development at DFKI and several companies. Ph.D. of Saarland University, Co-founder and CTO of Yocoy (DFKI’s spin-off company). Extensive experience in NLP, ML, Big Data, from basic research to development, to products and commercialization.