German award in the field of AI for CLAIRE en ELLIS

Published on: 25 October 2021

Photo: Christian Hahn

It was awarded on September 30, 2021 in Berlin: the Deutscher KI-Preis. Winners of this prestigious German award in the field of AI in 2021 are the Confederation of Laboratories for AI Research in Europe (CLAIRE) and the European Laboratory for Learning and Intelligent Systems (ELLIS). Both organizations strive in their own way to give European AI an extra boost. ELLIS and CLAIRE will use the prize money of 100,000 euros for joint projects and to strengthen mutual cooperation.

International recognition

“It is great that our vision and efforts in the field of excellent European AI are being recognized so clearly, and that we are sharing this important award with our colleagues at ELLIS,” said Holger Hoos, Professor of Machine Learning at Leiden University and co-founder and board member from CLAIRE. He was in Berlin at the ceremony to receive the award on behalf of CLAIRE, sharing the award and the stage with Nuria Oliver, co-founder and vice president of ELLIS.

Max Welling, professor of Machine Learning at the University of Amsterdam and co-founder of ELLIS, sees the prize as a great recognition. “The Deutscher KI-Preis normally goes to German initiatives in the field of AI, and it is of course great that the jury decided this year to present the award to two international organizations. This clearly shows that they too understand the importance of more European cooperation.”

Strengthening the Dutch and European AI landscape

The Deutscher KI-Preis is awarded by WELT, a widely read newspaper in Germany. This award is one of the largest of its kind in Europe. We warmly congratulate the CLAIRE and ELLIS networks on this special and international recognition and support the ambition to further strengthen the Dutch and European AI landscape together. For more information about the ambition, read the interviews with Holger Hoos from CLAIRE and Max Welling from ELLIS.


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