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Bernhard Schölkopf to receive the Körber Prize 2019

The German physicist, mathematician and computer scientist Bernhard Schölkopf is to receive the Körber European Science Prize, endowed with one million euros. He has developed mathematical methods that have made a significant contribution to helping artificial intelligence (AI) reach its most recent heights.

Schölkopf and his team are investigating algorithms with which computer programs can react flexibly to situations, for example for driverless cars. He has established central methods for machine learning from which applications in biology, medicine, economics, social sciences and numerous other fields can benefit.

Schölkopf is the Director of the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems in Tübingen and co-founder of the "Cyber Valley", a centre of excellence that aims to help Germany attain a leading position in international AI competition.

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