The European Laboratory for Learning and Intelligent Systems (ELLIS) is officially launching its 30 ELLIS research units on Tuesday, September 15. Since the first 17 units were announced in December 2019, the ELLIS initiative has gained significant momentum, adding another 13 units at top research institutions across Europe. To highlight this rapid progress toward securing the future of European AI research, each unit will be presenting its research focus. While an in-person launch was initially planned in spring at the Royal Society in London, the event was postponed as a result of the global COVID-19 pandemic and will now take place online.
The event will begin at 10 a.m. with the following program:
10:00 - 10:05 -- Welcome
10:05 - 10:15 -- Introduction of ELLIS
10:15 - 10:25 -- Support statements from University presidents / rectors (pre-recorded and live)
10:25 - 10:45 -- Panel discussion „How can we make Europe competitive in AI?"
10:45 - 10:55 -- ELLIS PhD Awards
10:55 - 11:55 -- Presentation of ELLIS units
11:55 - 12:00 -- Final words
The event will be will be open to the general public via livestreaming at the following following link. Questions can be asked in the following Google form.
Alongside with the event a Call to Action and a Declaration of Support were signed by the unit directors and the representatives of unviersities and research institutions involved.