As part of the SECAI research project, the chair of Prof. Hinz is investigating the future of sustainable heating together with consortium partners from industry and research. The acronym SECAI - derived from the English "Sustainable heating through Edge-Cloud-based AI systems" - underlines the basic success components of the project: the development of AI-based Edge-Cloud solutions that help to holistically optimize multi-family houses. The project originates from the "Edge-Datenwirtschaft" funding line issued by the German Federal Ministry of Economics and Climate and has been launched as of December 2022. The consortium consisting of the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI), ZVEI e.V., DBT Digital Building Technology GmbH & Co. KG (wibutler), GSW Gesellschaft für Siedlungs- und Wohnungsbau Baden-Württemberg mbH and Strategion GmbH. It combines the housing industry with expertise from AI research and development and know-how in edge cloud computing and heating. The project's goal is to sustainably optimize the heating of living spaces, especially of existing buildings, through the intelligent linking of technology, without the need for expensive and lengthy renovation work. The spatial construct of living is considered holistically - from the sensors in a room to the apartment to entire buildings or residential complexes. As a research partner, Prof. Hinz's chair is particularly available to the project in the context of requirements analysis, AI-based realization of incentive mechanisms, and scientific processing of studies.

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