Today, Artificial intelligence is not science fiction anymore. The availability of big data together with big-data analytics platforms, advanced machine learning methods, high-speed internet, and global open-source R&D communities have enabled powerful AI applications such as intelligent web search, machine translation, smart interactive assistants and business intelligence software. In my talk, I will sketch the transdisci¬≠plinary applied research at the German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence to illustrate the wide range of tomorrow‚Äôs artificial intelligence applications. I will also describe transfer channels from research laboratories to products and their comer¬≠cialization that have proven effective. But it is not only the channels but also a com¬≠mercialization-driven methodology that shortens the way from the researcher to the customer. Some central methods will be outlined in the presentation ranging from the integration of ‚Äúdesign thinking‚Äù into the first steps of the research process all the way to combining research and product use. Then I will zoom into two areas of language technology and explain their applications: 1) big textual data analytics, 2) smart conversational agents.