AI is what we make it!
AI is what we make it! What do we mean by that? Good ideas, different fields of expertise, a variety of experience and, in particular, the shared desire to work together to advance our society – all of these aspects need to come together in order to make artificial intelligence ‘our’ AI.
In short, the Civic Innovation Platform is about one thing: realising good ideas together. Do you also want to use your AI technology to enable social advances? Then register and start your search for partners to implement your idea. On this platform, you will find like-minded people who want to collaborate to turn good ideas into reality.
The second round of the idea contest has started
Turn your idea into a joint project and take part in our idea contest together. If you're selected, you can win up to 20,000 euros. After all, one thing is certain: AI applications that focus on AI providing benefits for the common good require a wide spectrum of technical and social competences that must work together to bring about social progress. By combining technological, emotional, creative and social intelligence, we can make AI our own.
Prepare to be inspired! See the winning ideas from the first round of the contest.
News and dates
- Read more: Submission deadline extended!
Submit your idea for an AI providing benefits for the common good and win up to €20.000. We’re extending the submission deadline for the second round of our idea contest. Project drafts can still be submitted directly via our website until 07 October 2021.
- Take part now!
Do you have an idea for utilising AI for the common good – or perhaps you already have a team together, with an idea that is just waiting to be developed further? Then submit your idea now for the second round of the competition directly on the platform.
- Read more: The idea contest is entering the second round
Do you have an idea for how artificial intelligence can be used to provide benefits for the common good? Then the Civic Innovation Platform is the place for you: take part in the new round of the idea contest and win a financial award of up to 20,000 euros!
Latest project ideas
Regle Deinen Kram – Mit aktiver Vorsorge vorausschauend und verantwortungsbewusst handeln!
28. September 2021
Mit Regle Deinen Kram möchten wir Menschen motivieren, durch das Ordnen von Papierkram Vorsorge-Themen selbstbestimmt anzugehen. Wir bieten Hilfe beim Strukturieren, Informieren und Loslegen - digital, leicht verständlich und handlungsorientiert!Learn more
Submitted - Round 2
Respeak – Powerful Dialogs for Better Relationships
27. September 2021
Weniger Fragen, mehr Antworten – unsere KI „Respeak“ nutzt kraftvolle Dialoge für eine bessere und nachhaltige Beziehungsentwicklung in einer digitalen Welt.Learn more
Nutzung intelligenter Technik als ergänzende Assistenz zum selbstbestimmten Wohnen von Menschen mit Behinderungen
24. September 2021
KI basierte Techniken und Anwendungen ergänzen personale Assistenzen für Menschen mit Behinderung und versetzen diese so in die Lage, selbstbestimmt in einer eigenen Wohnung zu leben. KI, der behinderte Mensch und sein Assistent entwickeln gemeinsam neue AssistenzmusterLearn more
Frequently asked questions
On the one hand, we define ‘civic innovation’ as innovation processes where the driving impetus comes from within society and on the other hand, all innovations that aim to advance progress in society. The relevant social actors – from members of the public through associations and companies, all the way to organisations and institutions – contribute ideas and are systematically involved in the further process. The concept is based on sharing and exchange between different disciplines, sectors and areas, openly and on an equal footing with the aim of developing solutions that can be put into practice.
With the Civic Innovation Platform (CIP) project, the Policy Lab Digital, Work & Society within the German Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs studies how ideas for AI application that serve to enable societal and social progress can be effectively supported, from the idea through concept development, all the way to implementation and transfer.
The project is based on the German federal government's artificial intelligence strategy, in which the federal government undertakes to develop and deploy AI ‘responsibly and for the benefit of the common good’ and to embed it ‘in society on an ethical, legal, cultural and institutional basis within the basis of the framework of broad social dialogue and active policymaking (...)’. In this sense, the project aims to achieve broad acceptance in society and the design of technology for the benefit of the common good.
The Civic Innovation Platform (CIP) wants to make a contribution to bringing people together from different areas (business, science, administration, civil society), thereby enabling them to develop new solutions for addressing the challenges and needs of society. We want to create optimal framework conditions that allow good ideas to evolve into innovative projects. Our attention is primarily centred on artificial intelligence (AI) for the benefit of everyone. Alongside the potential for innovation, the focus is also on potential for collaboration: partners are supported in the joint development of ideas and project proposals for the use of AI technology for the common good and their transfer into practice through various types of funding as well as workshops and advice.
Funding is provided for AI technology innovations destined for the common good, such as machine learning or pattern recognition. Since the Civic Innovation Platform is a funding programme initiated by the German Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs, proposals must have a clearly identifiable link to the Ministry’s activities. This includes aspects such as the future and quality of work, occupational safety, co-determination in companies, vocational training and further education, reintegration in the labour market, pensions, integration, inclusion, diversity and equal participation.
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