Our Center for Scalable Data Analytics and Artificial Intelligence has been in existence since 2014. At its founding, it was a national center of excellence for Big Data called ScaDS. Since 2019, it has been expanded into one of the German centers for Artificial Intelligence (AI). Since then, it carries the name ScaDS.AI (Center for Scalable Data Analytics and Artificial Intelligence) Dresden/Leipzig and is funded within the German government’s AI strategy framework. Furthermore, the Free State of Saxony supports the center by establishing several new AI professorships at both locations. Based on the history as a Big Data competence center, we aim to close the gap between the efficient use of mass data, advanced AI methods, and knowledge management. In addition to new Machine Learning and AI methods, research topics on trust, privacy, transparency, minority protection, and traceability of AI-driven decisions are key. You can learn more about the foundation of our Big Data research on the Big Data research subpages. To learn about the AI research that has built on this foundation since 2019, see the subpages on AI research. In addition, the Center’s research program is currently undergoing a transformation. To learn more about this restructuring and the research program adapted to it, refer to the future research program page.