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Call for proposals - Organisation of ELLIS Summer/Winter Schools or ELLIS Doctoral Symposium

ellis 04 July 2022 News

Deadline: August 31, 2022 - Who can apply: ELLIS Units

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ELLIS Theory Program Workshop: Leading scientists discuss abilities and limits of modern learning systems

ellis 01 July 2022 News

Expert talks, poster sessions and many fruitful discussions: 50 researchers from across Europe joined a three-day workshop organised by the ELLIS research program “Theory, Algorithms and Computations of Modern Learning Systems” in Arenzano, Italy. Sponsored by the European Network of AI Excellence Centres (ELISE), the workshop particularly focussed on deepening the understanding of the behavior, limits and abilities of modern learning systems.

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ELLIS expands further: New unit in Madrid added to the network

ellis 29 June 2022 News

The European Laboratory for Learning and Intelligent Systems (ELLIS) has added another unit to its excellence network: The ELLIS Unit Madrid - a partnership of professors and researchers from the six public universities in the Autonomous Region of Madrid - is now the 35th ELLIS Unit and the 2nd ELLIS Unit in Spain.

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ELIZA selected as ‘Konrad Zuse School of Excellence in Artificial Intelligence‘

ellis 20 May 2022 News

The graduate school ‘Konrad Zuse School of Excellence in Learning and Intelligent Systems (ELIZA)‘, a network of 14 partners led by the Technical University of Darmstadt, has been awarded a grant by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) to establish a ‘Konrad Zuse School of Excellence in Artificial Intelligence‘. ELIZA was founded by seven ELLIS Units in Germany to provide the highest level of academic training to the next generation of AI researchers.

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Experts gathered in Valencia for the 2nd workshop of the ELLIS Program ‘Machine Learning for Earth and Climate Sciences‘

ellis 16 May 2022 News

A group of international scientists met at the University of Valencia in Spain for the second workshop of the ELLIS Research Program ‘Machine Learning for Earth and Climate Sciences‘.

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Call for Proposals - ELLIS Units

ellis 03 May 2022 News

The ELLIS society calls for a new round of proposals for the creation of ELLIS units.

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More than 50 outstanding talents join the ELLIS PhD Program in 2022

ellis 30 April 2022 News

The ELLIS PhD Program is expanding once again: More than 50 exceptional early-career researchers from 20 different countries have joined the program following the 2021/2022 central recruitment round.

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Article about AI research in Italy and the ELLIS Unit Milan

ellis 17 April 2022 News

The attached article, published in the German newspaper “WELT am SONNTAG”, outlines the state and importance of artificial intelligence research in Italy.

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New AI and computer science institute “INSAIT” launched in Bulgaria

ellis 14 April 2022 News

INSAIT, a new Institute for Computer Science, Artificial Intelligence and Technology, has been launched in Sofia, Bulgaria, this week.

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WeCREATE engagement series: Online event on International Women’s Day

ellis 02 March 2022 Event

The new WeCREATE engagement series for female students and young professionals will organise an online event on International Women's Day (8 March 2022) to spread the excitement for creative careers in engineering, computer science, applied maths, and beyond.

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Ambitious multi-centric European AI lighthouse moving forward

ellis 03 February 2022 News

ELLIS (European Laboratory for Learning and Intelligent Systems) is a European grassroots initiative in AI with a focus on scientific excellence, innovation and societal impact, working towards the creation of a multi-centric European AI Lighthouse.

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Covid CXR Hackathon

ellis 28 January 2022 Announcement

Artificial Intelligence for Covid-19 prognosis: aiming at accuracy and explainability

Join data scientists from all over the world in an international virtual challenge on Covid-19 data starting on 1 February 2022. The online Hackathon is open to students, PhDs and teams of researchers that will be guided towards solving a real and compelling problem in medical imaging.

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Hector foundation supports the establishment of an ELLIS institute with 100 million euros

ellis 27 January 2022 News

Stuttgart/Tübingen, January 27, 2022: With a funding of 100 million euros over a period of 10 years, the Hector foundation paves the way for the establishment of an ELLIS institute in Tübingen, Germany. Today, the signature of the funding agreement took place in Stuttgart. The planned ELLIS institute aims to attract the world's best machine learning talent and will provide them with outstanding conditions to conduct pioneering basic research in the field of artificial intelligence.

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ELLIS PhD Award 2021

ellis 10 December 2021 News

The members of the European Laboratory for Learning & Intelligent Systems (ELLIS) have announced the two winners of the ELLIS PhD Award 2021.

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ELLIS continues to grow: four new units in Germany, Italy and the United Kingdom

ellis 05 November 2021 Press Release

The European Laboratory for Learning and Intelligent Systems expands its network even further and welcomes four new units in Jena, Stuttgart, Milan, and Manchester

Stuttgart/Tübingen, November 5, 2021 – The European Laboratory for Learning and Intelligent Systems (ELLIS) recently added four new units: Jena and Stuttgart in Germany, Milan in Italy, and Manchester in the United Kingdom (UK). The ELLIS units strive towards a meaningful contribution to securing Europe’s sovereignty and leadership in the research field of modern artificial intelligence (AI). With its units in 14 European countries and Israel, the ELLIS network includes several world-class institutions.

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ELLIS awarded with the German AI prize

ellis 01 October 2021 News

The German AI Award (Deutscher KI-Preis), which is sponsored by the German daily ‘Die Welt’, honors outstanding contributions in the field of AI. With prize money totaling 100,000 euros, the 2021 AI Innovation Prize went to the European Laboratory for Learning and Intelligent Systems (ELLIS) and the Confederation of Laboratories for Artificial Intelligence Research in Europe (CLAIRE).

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ELLIS PhD Program: Call for applications

ellis 06 August 2021 Announcement

Apply by November 15, 2021, to join the ELLIS PhD Program in 2022

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ELLIS holds its first-ever PhD and Postdoc Summit

ellis 05 August 2021 News

Have you ever wondered what role causality may play in addressing some of the core problems in machine learning, how industries use machine learning to optimize and scale business processes or what inspired the pioneers of the European machine learning community to do what they do today? These are some of the questions that the first cohort of ELLIS PhDs and Postdocs discussed with leading scientists at the first ELLIS PhD and Postdoc Summit in July

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ELLIS Research Programs: new call for proposals - Deadline 15th of July 2021!

ellis 15 June 2021 Announcement

The ELLIS society (https://ellis.eu) is soliciting proposals for ELLIS Research Programs. The goal of these programs is to increase the level of excellence in European research in Learning and Intelligent Systems by encouraging high-level interaction between the top researchers in a specific field. The program is modelled after the CIFAR research programs and has been launched in close coordination and with the institutional support of CIFAR, in particular the LMB program (https://www.cifar.ca/research/programs/learning-in-machines-brains) which, along with its predecessor NCAP, had a major impact on the field of deep learning. The existing ELLIS fellowship programs can be found here: https://ellis.eu/programs. The deadline is July 15, 2021 and the submission site is on EasyChair https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=ellis-programs-2021. Proposals for the creation of ELLIS Research Programs will be reviewed by the Program and Fellow committee, which are composed of an internationally diverse set of ELLIS fellows. Compilation of the evaluation can take several months. For questions please email daniela.diaconu@ellis.eu.

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ELISE has issued its first open call for SMEs and Start-ups

ellis 29 April 2021 Announcement

Businesses that develop AI-based solutions and applications can apply for funding of up to 60,000 euros

The European Network of AI Excellence Centres (ELISE) will select 16 SMEs and start-ups in one of the ELISE/ELLIS focus areas.

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Call for proposals – Organisation of ELLIS Summer/Winter Schools

ellis 27 April 2021 Announcement

Deadline: August 15, 2021 - Who can apply: ELLIS Units

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ELLIS Units: new call for proposals - Deadline extended until 7th of April 2021!

ellis 03 March 2021 News

The ELLIS society calls for a new round of proposals for the creation of ELLIS units. The deadline is on 7th of April 2021 and the submission site is on EasyChair (https://easychair.org/my/conference?conf=ellis-units-2021). Proposals for the creation of an ELLIS unit will be reviewed by the ELLIS units evaluation committee, which is composed of an internationally diverse set of ELLIS fellows. Feedback is expected to be given within 6 months after each deadline. For questions please email sites@ellis.eu.

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ELLIS set to receive new funding to expand its activities in Tübingen

ellis 17 December 2020 News

The Hector Stiftung has pledged to support the European Laboratory for Learning and Intelligent Systems (ELLIS) over a period of ten years.

The funds will finance the research of ELLIS Fellows at the Tübingen unit, thus serving as a decisive building block for the establishment of an ELLIS Institute.

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ELLIS PhD Program: Call for Applications

ellis 12 November 2020 News

The ELLIS PhD Program opens call for applications. Application deadline: 1.12.2020

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ELLIS launches NLP fellow program

ellis 22 October 2020 News

With the Natural Language Processing Program, ELLIS now counts 12 Fellow programs

Recently approved by the ELLIS Fellow Committee, the new program for natural language processing includes fellows and scholars from 15 European institutions

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New centre for AI research opens at ETH Zurich

ellis 20 October 2020 News

A core team of around 29 professorships, a new executive director, and a Fellowship programme aim to promote interdisciplinary research into this key technology.

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ELLIS PhD Award 2020

ellis 18 September 2020 News

The members of the European Laboratory for Learning & Intelligent Systems (ELLIS) have announced the two winners of the ELLIS PhD Award 2020.

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ELLIS inaugurates 30 research units at leading institutions across Europe

cyvy cyvy-old ellis 15 September 2020 Press Release

At a virtual event on Tuesday, the European Laboratory for Learning and Intelligent Systems presented the broad scope of research its units will cover in the field of modern AI.

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Official launch of ELLIS Units - 15th of September 2020!

ellis 07 September 2020 News

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 be will be open to the general public via livestreaming. A detailed agenda and the YouTube link will be posted shortly.

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Bernhard Schölkopf holds keynote speech at online event “No one size fits all: Artificial Intelligence as Key Technology for Personalised Medicine”

cyvy cyvy-old ellis 03 July 2020 News

Brussel/Tübingen – Artificial intelligence is one of the technologies that are key to Europe’s future. The areas of application are manifold, but not yet fully anchored in society. In the field of healthcare, the crucial role that data collection and analysis can play in the treatment of diseases has already been recognised. Personalised medicine is one out of many key applications of this modern data-driven approach to healthcare. Cross-disciplinary collaboration and a strong European network of AI hubs are needed to lever the full potential of AI.

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EPFL launches Center for Intelligent Systems

ellis 22 June 2020 News

EPFL’s new Center for Intelligent Systems (CIS) will act as a research promotion platform for bringing together experts in machine learning, data science, computer vision, cyberphysical systems, and robotics.

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ELLIS fellowship program: call for proposals - Deadline 1st of March 2021!

ellis 16 April 2020 News

The ELLIS society (https://ellis.eu) is soliciting proposals for ELLIS Research Programs. We welcome programs run by academic and industry researchers alike. In the case of industry researchers, we hope for assistance in approaching their employer for a financial contribution. The program is modelled after the CIFAR research programs and is being launched in close coordination and with the institutional support of CIFAR, including the LMB program (https://www.cifar.ca/research/programs/learning-in-machines-brains) which, along with its predecessor NCAP, played a major role for the field of deep learning. The existing fellowship programs can be found here: https://ellis.eu/programs.

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ELLIS researchers screen a billion molecules for drugs against Covid-19

ellis 03 April 2020 News

Researchers from the ELLIS Unit Linz have recently used a neural network called ChemAI to screen for new drugs against Covid-19. In a large effort, they have searched a database of a billion molecules for favorable properties and now provide the resulting list of 30,000 potential drugs to the public. They also computationally tested existing drugs for the for their potential use as a therapeutic for Covid-19.

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Online Workshop on Covid19@ELLIS on April 1st

ellis 25 March 2020 News

The world is facing a public health emergency caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. We all need to take this on, and science can make a major contribution. This online workshop will present projects on how to tackle Covid-19 using methods of machine learning and AI, carried out by leading international researchers.

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The European Commission offers significant support to Europe’s AI excellence

ellis 18 March 2020 Press Release

The European Commission has decided to fund ELISE, a project proposal that specifically focuses on fundamental research in AI, driven by machine learning (ML), with 12 Million euros.

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European Commission Vice-President Vestager visits Cyber Valley

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Scientists from the ecosystem are making a decisive contribution to the future of European AI

At a meeting with the European Commission’s Executive Vice-President Margrethe Vestager, Baden-Württemberg’s Minister-President Winfried Kretschmann, and the state’s Science Minister Theresia Bauer, scientists welcomed the European Commission’s new Digital Strategy and demanded strong support for research in the field of learning AI.

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Nuria Oliver, Co-Founder @ ELLIS: Facilitate Multi-nation Collaboration for AI Research in Europe

ellis 28 January 2020 News

Nuria Oliver, Chief Scientific Adviser at the Vodafone Institute and Chief Data Scientist at DataPop Alliance shared ELLIS’ mission behind its latest announcement at NeurIPS 2019, and offered her advice on how individuals and organizations can get involved and support ELLIS.

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17 ELLIS units across 10 European countries and Israel established

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Grassroots initiative assembling top European talent in machine learning mobilizes more than 200 Mio in funding across Europe for the next 5 years

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ELLIS sites: call for proposals!

ellis 07 September 2019 News

The ELLIS society calls for proposals for the creation of ELLIS units.

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ELLIS PhD Award

ellis 04 September 2019 News

The members of the European Laboratory for Learning & Intelligent Systems (ELLIS) have announced the first six winners of the ELLIS Ph.D. Award.

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ELLIS Programs launched

ellis 04 September 2019 Press Release

Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts of Baden-Württemberg invests 1 Mio Euros

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Leading European AI scientists issue a call to action

ellis 09 April 2019 Press Release

ELLIS initiative proposes concrete measures to advance AI research in Europe

Following their meeting with Baden-Württemberg's Minister-President Kretschmann in Stuttgart, Europe's leading AI researchers have formulated a set of recommendations that will promote the development of a strong European AI research network.

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Baden Württemberg’s Minister President Winfried Kretschmann receives Europe's leading AI researchers

ellis 03 April 2019 Press Release Neues Schloss Stuttgart, Germany

Scientists convene to advance European Laboratory for Learning and Intelligent Systems ELLIS

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ELLIS Society Founded

ellis 06 December 2018 Press Release

Top European Machine Learning Scientists Join Forces to Establish European Excellence Network for Public Artificial Intelligence Research

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