Concentrating knowledge, illustrating perspectives

The Plattform Lernende Systeme brings together expertise from science, industry and society for fostering Germany‘s position as an international technology leader. It understands itself as a forum for exchange and cooperation.

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Designing self-learning systems for the benefit of society is the goal pursued by the Plattform Lernende Systeme which was launched by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) in 2017 at the suggestion of acatech. The members of the platform are organized into working groups and a steering committee which consolidate the current state of knowledge about self-learning systems and Artificial Intelligence. They point out developments in industry and society, analyse the skills which will be needed in the future and use real application scenarios to demonstrate the benefit of self-learning systems. A Managing Office at acatech coordinates the work of the platform.

Mission and goals

Learning systems “made in Germany” should improve people’s quality of life, strengthen good working practices and ensure sustainable growth and prosperity. This involves translating the know-how available in Germany into marketable applications and enabling individuals to take a considered, autonomous approach to handling learning systems in their everyday lives and in the workplace. [read more]


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Steering Committee

The executive steering committee decides the strategic and content-related focus of the platform and provides the impetus for its work.

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Working Groups

Experts in seven working groups work on issues related to the development and introduction of self-learning systems.

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Managing Office

The platform’s managing office is the interface between members of the Plattform Lernende Systeme and between the platform and the public.