With the motto “We green the World” Artifical Ecosystems wants to make our cities greener. What’s new about the concept: Founders Dr. Tobias Graf, biologist and plant ecologist, civil engineer Martin Hamp and IT specialist Björn Stichler are combining natural plant growth with artificial intelligence. By integrating e.g. mosses into buildings, the team wants to imitate the habitat of plants and at the same time monitor them using technology. The advantages of the overall concept for the AI greening of smart cities range from environmental cooling and air purification, to heat and noise insulation, to biodiversity and the promotion of recreational opportunities in our cities. The start-up is still in the preparatory phase. But thanks to the extremely positive response – the three founders recently won the Rhineland-Palatinate ideas competition – it has excellent chances of establishing itself in the long term.
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