10 years MPI for Intelligent Systems, 100 years MPI for Metals Research
The MPI for Intelligent Systems emerged 10 years ago from the MPI for Metals Research, which was founded in 1921. We are taking the double anniversary as an opportunity to show the exciting history of both institutes in a film. The social and political changes that led to the collapse of the Weimar Republic, the seizure of power by the National Socialists and World War II, the founding of the Federal Republic of Germany, the German economic miracle and an increasingly technological and digital world that can no longer do without artificial intelligent systems – all this is reflected in our history. As different as the research conditions have been, it has always been about basic research at the highest international level – for over 100 years.
In 2011, the Max Planck Institute for Metals Research, founded in 1921, is renamed the “MPI for Intelligent Systems”. The existing location in Stuttgart is joined by another in Tübingen. The newly reoriented Institute forms the nucleus of Cyber Valley, a research network founded in 2016 which is quickly developing into one of Europe’s most successful AI research hubs. The Institute’s research activities and the support it provides for junior scientists are strengthened by the close ties with the Universities of Stuttgart and Tübingen and the partnerships established with international higher education institutions. In 2018, the MPI-IS joins forces with other AI research locations to form the European research network ELLIS.