Haufe meets AI — We are your innovative & reliable partner in the age of AI.

Artificial intelligence takes our expertise to a new level for you

Advances in the field of artificial intelligence offer a wide range of new opportunities to make specialist knowledge as easy to consume and use as possible.

We are working intensively on innovative, diverse AI technologies and are already developing the first products that will help you to solve your specific questions more quickly and easily.

Our aim is to design our specialist knowledge offerings in such a way that questions and processes are solved directly. Our aim is to provide content that is as individualised, personalised and application-oriented as possible. Wherever and however you need it.

You benefit from our strengths: In addition to our many external specialist authors, we have our own editorial team of over 100 experts who are constantly updating and optimising our content.

In order to develop AI solutions, we keep our extensive, high-quality content in the form of structured data. Software developers and AI experts work closely with the editorial team to develop AI-supported solutions and continuously turn them into better product experiences.

This page gives you an insight into how we use the technology for your benefit. It also looks at the accompanying topics that are worth knowing about in connection with new technologies and major leaps in technical progress.

Close-up of the cathode ray display of an early computer, tracking the pulses travelling through the computer's circuits as it solves a mathematical problem - 1962

With rudolf.ai, Haufe is building on the innovative spirit of company founder Rudolf Haufe (1903 - 1971). The brand stands for innovation and experimentation and emphasises the power that lies in the combination of man and machine.
We are consistently developing our offering on the basis of new AI technologies — both opportunity-orientated and cautious. Reliable content remains highly relevant — smart and customisable, it makes everyday work easier.

Iris Bode — Managing Director

New tailored offers made possible by AI

Used sensibly, AI will make our existing services easier for you. Be it through clear and quick answers to complex questions, summaries of long facts or flexible — but still reliable — formulation suggestions.

In addition to the evolutionary development of our existing products, we also want to create something new with the help of new technologies: with our CoPilot Tax, we have just developed an easy and directly usable question and answer system for tax advisors based on our Haufe Steuer Office specialised content.

We not only have the challenges of our customer groups — from HR managers to tax consultants and sustainability managers — firmly in our sights, but also their specific needs.

We serve them with customised specialist content based on AI, which can also help to check documents, check facts or find information in your own documents, which are scattered across many locations and formats. For example, to support all aspects of sustainability reporting.

The human remains at the center of our focus

AI enables us to deepen our focus on people: externally by further customising our offerings. Internally, by supporting our experts in their day-to-day work.

We see the relationship between man and machine as symbiotic. AI will make us better in various areas. In other areas, we need dedicated people to validate and train the systems and put them in their place.

Specialist expertise is still needed, with AI primarily taking over routine work, supporting automated processes, etc., so that you can concentrate more on the essentials.

A technological leap that gives you freedom

Our core value creation at Haufe lies in the provision, communication and applicability of specialist information.

A special feature of digitalisation is that computers were not designed to understand ‘human language’ (‘natural language’). On the other hand, the mass of information available in unstructured natural language is growing exponentially. This has created and continues to create a mountain of knowledge that humans can neither grasp nor process efficiently, giving rise to the discipline of natural language processing (NLP).

The recent technological breakthrough around large language models (LLM, e.g. ChatGPT) has suddenly raised this discipline to a new level and also made it easily accessible to a large number of users.

Dedicated specialists are no longer needed to use these technologies, which opens up many new possibilities for you. Computers are getting better and better at understanding the context of texts.

This means they can also help to answer specific questions - instead of just providing a list of hits. It is also becoming increasingly possible to automatically summarise content or translate it into layman's terms.

Allowing AI to help us provide you with the information you are looking for and at the same time take product use to a new level: from reading to solving.

We are constantly looking at how and where we can use technology to improve our products. Artificial intelligence is gradually becoming a normal part of our products, making them ever easier and more targeted to use.

Frank Enders — Head of Technology

We are constantly reinventing ourselves

Our products combine specialised information and software solutions, which is why we think holistically across the entire life cycle of our content: from creation to integration into the respective solutions.

We work on an interdisciplinary basis and share our knowledge, while artificial intelligence makes it even more important to bring our experts close to the software solutions. The underlying machine learning models are only as good as the data on and with which they are trained.

Machine learning engineers and legal content designers work closely together to maximise the digital benefits of our content, and we have an interdisciplinary Legal Tech Lab to make this exchange as intensive as possible. We also promote cross-disciplinary dialogue wherever possible - be it in hackathons or communities of practice.

Legal certainty
remains our core value proposition

Our aim is to provide you with legally compliant information and applications for your day-to-day work. We continue to use artificial intelligence with great care.

Only in places where we can justify it. When we use artificial intelligence, it is always based on our own content - this prevents unreliable content from dubious sources from compromising quality. In addition, wherever possible, we use ‘semi-automated’ processes in which our experts validate the accuracy of our content, which is created by editors and authors.

You can find the Haufe editorial team's position on the use of artificial intelligence in our

Editorial policy on the use of AI at Haufe
Transparency and evaluation are decisive quality factors

Information is only of value to you if you have the opportunity to verify its correctness.

AI always has an opaque character - due to the high complexity of the models, it is currently not possible to fully understand how it arrives at its results.

That is why we attach great importance to transparency. On the one hand, we are transparent about where we use artificial intelligence methods and, on the other, what data they are based on, and for every assertion and statement generated with the help of artificial intelligence there is a precise reference to the source.

In the further development of our solutions and models, we use closely meshed evaluation criteria to assess the quality of the results. Both, automated quantitative metrics within the development process, and qualitative assessments by our experts.

Evaluation-driven development and transparency are the foundation for quality and trust in AI products; they are the compass that shows us where we currently are and which path we need to take to improve our products.

Timo Vogeler — Product Owner

Current information technology helps us to digitally preserve our specialised knowledge. Texts thus become ‘digital knowledge’. This can be used flexibly and precisely to help you solve your problems.

Does Haufe take the EU AI Regulation into account in its solutions?

Is AI-generated content recognisable and labelled at Haufe?

Does Haufe protect its own content or do external bots/crawlers, such as ChatGPT, access it?

Who is responsible for the accuracy of the AI-generated content?

What technologies are the Haufe AI solutions based on?

What does Haufe do to protect personal data?

Does Haufe only process its own content or also external sources?

How can the necessary quality be guaranteed when using AI?