First working meeting on use cases and platform architecture in Berlin

On March 9 and 10, the first working meetings of the working complexes „Use Cases“ and „Platform Architecture“ took place at Freie Universität Berlin. The addressed use cases were further analyzed and elaborated and comprehensive, but also complementary approaches were identified. 

Methodologically, a business model canvas was prepared for each use case, which is to serve as an essential control instrument for further design. In order to ensure that the use cases developed in PlanQK and implemented later on reflect the current need for innovation in the economy, potential customers were identified, placed in the focus and a concrete and measurable benefit and value per use case was derived. In addition to economic aspects, the underlying technical issues were also discussed and projected onto the applicability of various QKI procedures (Quantum Supported Artificial Intelligence = QKI). The focus of this consideration was also the assessment of the processability of the application-specific data, especially with regard to legal issues such as conformity with the DSGVO. Here, the PlanQK consortium ensures at an early stage that no legal hurdles arise in the project for the implementation of the intended use cases.

PlanQK’s main goal is to reduce the barriers to entry into the complex field of quantum-assisted artificial intelligence, especially for SMEs and thus for many innovative German small and medium-sized enterprises. Therefore the interaction of the core components of the PlanQK platform has been defined and thus forms the conceptual foundation for the future implementation of the PlanQK platform. In addition to a marketplace for QKI applications, services and consulting, the platform will also be a community-driven knowledge and discussion platform on the topic of quantum-supported artificial intelligence.

This working meeting was accompanied and supported by technical lectures on associated topics such as modelling and coding of problems for execution and solution on quantum annealers as well as on the expressivity of quantum circuits and the superiority of quantum computers compared to classical computers in general.

The PlanQK Consortium aims to establish a community on quantum-assisted artificial intelligence in Germany in addition to the PlanQK platform. Therefore, we are currently planning activities and events to make this complex topic tangible and understandable for interested parties, including an introduction to quantum computing by Prof. Dr. Dr. h. c. Frank Leymann, Director of the Institute for Architecture of Application Systems at the University of Stuttgart. Starting in April, the topic of community building and networking will be given even more emphasis in PlanQK.

Further information about these and other events will be available on our PlanQK homepage Link Meeting Point.