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Our AI Communities.

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With about 3,500 members, our internal Data & AI community offers a marketplace to exchange ideas, to network and to collaborate. In addition, data and AI-related communities are brought together here and offer an additional space for subject-specific topics. Made for experts and those on their way to become one.

In 2018, the internal AI community was created in the "Mercedes-Benz Social Intranet". The aim was and is that AI experts and interested parties can get to know each other within the Mercedes-Benz Group, exchange ideas and discuss technical questions. About 3.500 active members have a platform here on which they can find out which initiatives are currently underway, which internal specialist training and further education opportunities are offered, or which events, such as meetups or events are planned. For AI enthusiasts, the community is thus one of the first port of call. In 2023, the AI community got an update and was renamed into "Data & AI community". The idea has remained the same: Networking of data-savvy colleagues as well as the promotion of exchange with each other. The field of artificial intelligence has been expanded to include all topics related to data. In addition, this community now represents a platform to connect all internal communities that deal with data and AI.

The community is a place for employees of all experience levels to learn from each other. Beginners also benefit from this: For example, the so-called "KI Starter Kit", a video tutorial with several short spots, explains the basic functioning of machine learning and the use of technology in the Group. The active Data & AI community is also a very good source to get feedback from the experts in the form of surveys. These results are used, among other things, for the targeted further development of the internal IT strategy.

In addition, the community organizes face-to-face and virtual meetings, by and for interested parties around the world. "AI regulars' tables" for different target groups and Mercedes-Benz locations provide a platform to exchange ideas and best practices on ongoing projects from all divisions of the Group.

The AI Community of Practice, additionally created by AI-experts in 2018, brings all of Mercedes-Benz Group`s IT units together. Employees working on AI technologies throughout the Group regularly exchange best practices, use cases and trends, as well as current methods and strategies. Each appointment has a pre-defined focus and is always prepared by other members of the community. Here, the self-organized group deepens the content of selected topics and further expands the professional network throughout the company. Through the commitment of all participants, exciting and varied meetings take place.

In addition to the AI community, individual focus topics, such as machine language processing, also have their own "Mercedes-Benz Social Intranet" communities. The NLP (Natural Language Processing) community brings together experts and use cases and enables professional exchange across organizational units. Impulses from external partners (e.g. universities, start-ups) play a very important role. In virtual Meet-ups, colleagues keep up to date on different areas of application: from prominent products such as Hey-Mercedes to the use of methods such as transfer learning and pretrained language models for the classification of customer requests or for text mining.

Our AI community is in constant exchange – be it on events, in the Social Intranet or in project work.
Our AI community is in constant exchange – be it on events, in the Social Intranet or in project work.