The application of well-known Artificial Intelligence methods and the research and development of new ones for processing large amounts of data pose a great challenge. The path from big data to smart data and the interaction between humans and machines is therefore an important and promising field of research at the University of Augsburg. The focus of many predominantly interdisciplinary research projects is on fundamental questions concerning Artificial Intelligence and its further development, as well as its societal application in areas such as manufacturing, medicine, teaching and learning, and assistance in everyday life.