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Legal Testbed: making Industry 4.0 legally secure


Artificial intelligence (AI) solutions are increasingly making their way into production and logistics in Germany. These innovative systems are technological breakthroughs, but using them also gives rise to legal discussions, and for that reason, small and medium enterprises (SMEs) that are often hesitant to use them. To support them, the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy has launched the application-oriented research project: Legal Testbed. This project provides:

  • A digital testbed in which different scenarios are simulated, and machines negotiate and sign contracts.
  • A set of use cases from Industry 4.0. Think of the interaction of intelligent containers, autonomous vehicles, and software agents.

Curious to learn more? Discover the Legal Testbed and learn how it will make Industry 4.0 legally secure.

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