The "Lausitzer Zentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz" (Lausitz Center for Artificial Intelligence, LZKI) is an initiative of the Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus-Senftenberg to accompany the structural change process in Lusatia. It is intended to bundle all regional activities and competencies in the fields of artificial intelligence and data science and serve as a central point of contact for companies and practitioners. The LZKI deals with fundamental and application-oriented research on artificial intelligence as well as technology transfer in companies and partner institutions, in compliance with ethical standards. The LZKI was founded on December 14th, 2021.