CGAII, the Chinese-German Artificial Intelligence Institute, is the newest member of the GraphicsMedia network.
CGAII was founded in 2016, and is located in Zhuhai, China, close to Hong Kong and Macau. The mission of the institute is to be a technology-sharing, talent and culture exchange platform between China and Europe, focusing on technologies and new products that incorporate, namely AI and Computer Graphics. Currently, CGAII employs close to 70 high-skilled researchers and engineers. The research area’s are:
- 3D Digital Reconstruction
- Computer vision inspection in the industry field
- Intelligent image 3D digital recognition technology
- Body Tracking & Activity Recognition
- Visual system development of an intelligent walking robot
The first strategic cooperation that the institute established with a European partner was with another GraphicsMedia.net member, DFKI. The cooperation agreement was signed in May 2017, in the presence of German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, and China’s Prime Minister, Li Keqiang. After its successful implementation and initiation of operations in 2016, CGAII already established a series of strategic cooperations with other GraphicsMedia.net members.
CGAII is also closely affiliated with 4dage (www.4dage.com) which acts as the commercialization partner for technology and products developed by CGAII and GraphicsMedia.net partners, and as a hub for R&D and innovation from GraphicsMedia.net into the Chinese market.