My name is Kay Rottmann and I’m supporting teams in building Artificial Intelligence products and solutions

I strongly believe that artificial intelligence can help improving people’s life and society. I’m driven by building products and solutions that have positive impact.

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Skills and interests

If you ask me about my skills and interests, I would probably answer:

Software Engineering








Diy / Maker




Professional Experience

Stations where I gathered Industry Experience


Head of AI for Manufacturing

Bosch GmbH, Center for Artificial Intelligence

Jan 2019 – Present Renningen, Germany

Supporting teams to apply state of the art Artificial Intelligence methods in the manufacturing domain, besides others, working on

  • Automatic Optical Inspection
  • Manufacturing Analytics
  • Scheduling

Previously as Head of Research Engineers supported extraction of artifacts out of state of the art research


Co-CEO and Co-Founder GmbH

Jan 2017 – Dec 2018 Pfullingen, Germany
Consulting startup to bring artificial intelligence to small and medium businesses. Based on the observation that artificial intelligence is a big success factor in todays world, we provided services to small and medium businesses to make use of this without having their own research engineering team.

Engineering Manager

Facebook, Inc.

Jan 2014 – Nov 2016 Menlo Park, California, USA

Supported the multilingual text processing team. Our team was responsible for

  • ‘see translation’ scaling up to >1 Billion served translations per day
  • ‘auto translation’, identifying high quality translations and identifying people who need these translations to understand the content
  • scaling up from tens of supported languages to hundreds
  • Language Identification
  • Text classification
  • Multilingual composer allowing people to write posts in multiple languages and providing their own translations
  • Deep learning based translation

Technical Lead

Facebook, Inc.

Sep 2013 – Jan 2014 Menlo Park, California, USA
Building and launching of first in-house machine translation engine for translation of user posts in Facebook.

Research Scientist

Mobile Technologies GmbH / Jibbigo LLC

Oct 2007 – Sep 2013 Karlsruhe Germany
Built first completely on-device speech to speech translator for iOS as promoted by Apple:

Academic Background

Education and academic activities

Neural Networks Guest Lecturer

Teaching 50% of master course on Neural Networks / Deep Learning. Topics covered

  • Deep Learning
  • Image Recognition / Segmentation / Classification
  • Generative Adversarial Networks
  • Adversarial Attacks

PhD in Computer Science (Artificial Intelligence)

“Online Incremental Machine Translation” Allowing automatic learning of improvements to speech to speech translation systems from user feedback across multiple users.

Built a distributed architecture that instantaneously updates and incorporates user feedback to improve translation quality without tedious training cycles.

Computer Science Diploma (comparable with Master)

Best Computer Science Diploma in 2007, winner of Klaus-Tschira Award Major: Computer Science, Artificial intelligence, Minor: Mathematics

Scholarship for writing Diploma Thesis at Carnegie Mellon University

Advisors Prof. Dr. Alexander Waibel and Dr. Stephan Vogel, Carnegie Mellon University, School of Computer Science

Recent Posts

Just some things I tried out

This is part of a lecture I gave at KIT (Karlsruhe Institute of Technology) in the master course “neural networks”. It is to show what adversarial attacks are and what they mean for machine learning based classification.

To have more than just toy examples to learn about Bayesian Inference I tried to model the total number of infections during the covid-19 outbreak


Activities outsid of regular work

Website to support find and list local shops to keep customers and shops in contact during the corona virus outbreak


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