26 03 2020

EU Commission to strengthen research on artificial intelligence

The European Commission is funding four research projects on artificial intelligence with a total of 50 million euros, including the ELISE research project of the "European Laboratory for Learning and Intelligent Systems" (ELLIS).

For the development of top AI research networks in Europe, the EU Commission will fund among others the ELISE research project with a total of twelve million euros. ELISE stands for "European Learning and Intelligent Systems Excellence", and was initiated by ELLIS, a research project of leading European research institutions in the field of machine learning, including the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems in Stuttgart and Tübingen.

According to Theresia Bauer, Minister of Science, Research and Arts oft he State of baden-Württemberg, "the funding of twelve million euros is a great success, a good European signal and an important step forward – not only for Europe and Germany, but also for Baden-Württemberg as a strong science location with huge potential for artificial intelligence.“

ELLIS was founded in 2018 by leading European researchers who cooperate closely with scientists from industrial basic research. The overall goal of ELLIS is to establish a top European research network in the field of Artificial Intelligence that can compete on an international level.

Read the complete news item here (in German)

Further information on ELLIS and ELISE